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Issue 5, June 2016
A new national agreement for CSIRO's Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance
Ensuring biodiversity offset success: the right kind of seed for a rare daisy (Rutidosis lanata)
The woolly wrinklewort Rutidosis lanata (Asteraceae) is a rare and protected daisy from southern Queensland. As part of the biodiversity offset program for the Australia Pacific LNG project, more than 100,000 plants of this species will be translocated. Successful establishment of a self-sustaining population relies on knowledge of basic reproductive ecology and genetic diversity for the species. The Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) have initiated a research project on the woolly wrinklewort to better inform the conservation of this rare species.
Issue 3, December 2014
The need for trusted information about onshore gas, and the social and environmental risks
Issue 2, June 2014
Collecting and analysing data, and answering questions about potential environmental risks
Coal seam gas regions reverse rural decline trend
The development of Australia’s unconventional gas, specifically coal seam gas (CSG), in the past five years has resulted in significant economic change in agricultural areas. Understanding the social and economic implications of CSG production for rural towns and regions is critical to maximising the benefits and minimising the costs associated with the challenges and opportunities arising from this extractive industry.
Issue 1, November 2013
This first issue provides updates on our research progress and science highlights
Rural change as a result of coal seam gas developments and the associated economic impacts
At any given point in time, a community or region may appear static. Their populations, economies and identities may give the appearance that this is how they always were. This is not the case; history shows that a region’s population, economy and identity changes considerably over time.
The arrival of the coal seam gas (CSG) industry in regions and communities of southern Queensland is coupled with change. The benefits and costs of development are closely tied to the social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges experienced by impacted communities and surrounding regions