Is this the Most Important Forest in the World?

Esther BeatonDid You Know?, Ecology, Victoria1 Comment

A recent media release announced that scientists had measured the most carbon dense forest in the world. No, it’s not in the Amazon – it’s right here in Australia and I know it intimately. I worked hand in hand, for over a year, with well-known ecologist David Lindenmayer, one of the team of scientists who made the discovery. (He’s the … Read More

Marysville, Healesville, Kinglake: Names Burned into Our Minds Forever

Esther BeatonAustralia - People and Places, Conservation, Environment, Victoria6 Comments

In 1999, as I sat at this cafe in the centre of Marysville, I had no idea of the consequences of my upcoming assignment. David Lindenmayer and I were outlining the chapters of a new book, Life in the Tall Eucalypt Forests, and planning my shooting schedule for the next 12 months. Over the following year, I toured the ranges … Read More