Posts by Sophie Schmidt
Greening our cities
The urban greening movement is looking at ways to make our urban environment cooler, more comfortable and more socially connected. We spoke to CSIRO Interdisciplinary ecologist Dr Brenda Lin about best-practice urban greening.
Facing the future of disaster resilience
Extreme events continue to challenge Australians under a changing climate. We explore the role of science in helping build our resilience as we prepare for future disasters and improve our response and recovery.
How healthy country AI is delivering on-ground benefit
Digital technology can help Indigenous rangers adaptively manage their lands. But it's critical that these tools are co-designed by Traditional Owners to ensure that they deliver benefit back to Indigenous communities. A collaboration called Healthy Country AI is helping to do just that.
Helping nature adapt to climate change
How is the science of ecology helping our ecosystems adapt to climate change and other human pressures? ECOS put the question to Dr Suzanne Prober, leader of CSIRO’s Adaptive Ecosystem Management team.
Precision fermentation: scaling the next manufacturing revolution
Australia could be a leading supplier of sustainably manufactured products across a range of industries by expanding its local precision fermentation capabilities.
Designing digital health with community
Digital health solutions could do great things for the wellness and wellbeing of Indigenous communities. But respect and trust between researchers and community is key.
Rising sea levels in Australia may demand novel solutions
With Australia expected to experience ongoing sea level rise over the coming decades, high-resolution climate projections are one way to inform quick community adaptation. Elsewhere, scientists are turning to novel nature-based solutions to help defend our coastlines.
Geoengineering the ocean could help slow climate change
A new project led out of Germany is investigating how novel ocean negative emission technologies (NETs) might work to slow down the rate of climate change.