News & Press
- Healing country: First Nations peoples are increasingly leading ecological restoration programs for Australia’s threatened and degraded landscapes, in Natural History of Ecological Restoration (A natural history notebook and joint project of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the EcoHealth Network, and the Restoration Ecology Lab at Virginia Tech), by Leighton Reid, December 1, 2021
- Fall 2021: EHN is excited to announce we are a partner in the new Australian Research Council Training Centre for Healing Country! This Indigenous-led initiative, based at Curtin University in Western Australia, aims to create and nourish an economy that supports healthy land and transforms Indigenous land management and restoration businesses. It will fuse Indigenous knowledge and traditional approaches with western science, towards growing and strengthening Indigenous enterprises, expanding and bolstering diverse training pathways for Indigenous peoples, and conducting innovative ecohealth and restoration research.
- The EcoHealth Network's Summer 2021 Newsletter
- Four Islands, One Vision: A Regional Ecohealth Network in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Adam Cross, Emily Flies, Kiri Joy Wallace, Keith Bradby, and James Aronson, SER News, Vol. 34, Issue 4, 2020
- Economics, Ecological Restoration and Systems Change: A Conversation with Neva Goodwin, by Stacey Yuen, Global Development Policy Center, Economics in Context Initiative, Boston University, April 27, 2021
- Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) To Restore Native Fescue Prairie In Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada, Cristina Eisenberg, SER News, Vol. 34, Issue 2 (2020). "Collaboration across cultures and disciplines, which includes TEK, can help create more resilient ecosystems and communities."
- Aronson, J., Zylstra, P. 2021. Takeaways from Australia's Black Summer. Natural History, March, 16–23
- One-fourth of carnivorous plant species at risk of extinction, study finds, Yale Climate Connections newsletter (profiling the some of the work of EHN's Science Director, Adam Cross), Kristen Pope, February 2, 2021
- Argyle diamond mine's traditional owners turn to native seeds in bid to restore country, ABC Rural News, Western Australia, by Courtney Flower, November 2020
- Plastics in the Gut: a search for sand on a rocky shoreline upends colonial science, Max Liboiron, Orion Magazine, Winter 2020
- SER Members in Action: EcoHealth Network, EHN is featured in the Society for Ecological Restoration's July 2020 newsletter.
- Congratulations Adam! Dr. Adam Cross, EHN's Science Director, is the recipient of Curtin University's 2020 Curtin Award for STEM Research Excellence.
- Save me, Seymour! The increasingly dire plight of Darwin’s “Most wonderful plants in the world", blog post in Natural History of Ecological Restoration, Adam Cross and Thilo Krueger, November 2020
- Selva Central, an article in the October 2020 issue of Natural History about one of Peru's hidden gems, by EHN photographer and writer-in-residence, Thibaud Aronson
- Could nature really be the best medicine?, Kiri Joy Wallace, The Spinoff, June 2020
- Desert food plants benefit land health and human health, researchers propose climate-smart desert food production model for and and human health. Steering Committee member James Aronson is a co-author on the paper cited, An Aridamerican Model for Agriculture in a Hotter, Water Scarce World. University of Arizona News, August 11, 2020
- How a restoration project in Karnataka is helping revive ecology, community livelihood
by Ramesh Venkataraman, Down To Earth, August 18, 2020. Community-based restoration around Karnataka’s Bandipur Tiger Reserve is reviving healthy forests, strengthening local livelihoods, and helping to preserve Traditional Ecological Knowledge.
- New EHN Science Director and Fellowship
July 6, 2020
We are delighted to announce that beginning on July 1, 2020, Dr. Adam Cross will be the EcoHealth Network's new Science Director. He is also the recipient of the new EcoHealth Network/Curtin University Research Fellowship in Restoration Ecology.
- Prince Albert's Water (In)Security
July 1, 2020
Callum Clark, Nature Conservation student and intern at the EHN member site Wolwekraal Nature Reserve, writes about water policy in Prince Albert, a town in the Western Cape in South Africa, on the edge of the Karoo.
- What if preserving ecosystems could prevent future pandemics?
by Paddy Woodworth, The Irish Tines, May 21, 2020
The way we live now helps infectious diseases spill over from wild animals to humans.
- The Hobart Declaration is an outcome of the EcoHealth Network's Hobart Workshop in Tasmania, Australia, on February 18-19, 2020. Its core message is that ecological restoration activities are good for both ecosystems and people.
- The plan to create 1000km continuous corridor of bushland known as 'Gondwana Link'
by Wendy Barrett, Australian Geographic, February 18, 2020
Australian Geographic spotlights Gondwana Link, an EHN hub in SW Australia.
- Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might
by Emily Johnston Flies and Philip Weinstein, The Conversation, February 6, 2020
Exposure to disease-causing pathogens doesn’t appear to prevent allergies, as previously thought. For healthy immune function, we need exposure to a diverse range of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms in the environment.
- When Ecosystems Suffer, So Do Humans: To Heal People We Need to Heal the Planet
by Amaya Mikolic-Berrios, In These Times, September 5, 2019
In late 2017, four environmentalists came together to create the non-profit EcoHealth Network, bound by a common vision of a future where the health of people and the health of ecosystems are inextricably linked.