"The Paradox of Discourse Concerning Deforestation in New Zealand: A Historical Survey"

While many saw the landscape transformation which followed the European settlement of New Zealand as firmly within the prevailing ‘doctrine of progress,’ this transformation was viewed with misgivings by others, who observed how deforestation led to erosion and floods, and advocated more prudent forest management.

"Soil Erosion, Scientists and the Development of Conservation Tillage Techniques in the Queensland Sugar Industry, 1935–1995"

Drawing upon archival documents, government reports and published accounts of agricultural scientists, this paper aims to document how officers of the Queensland Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations and the Soil Conservation Branch of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock (later Primary Industries) tried to develop soil conservation methods suited to land cropped with sugar cane.

"Reconciling Foreshore Development and Dune Erosion on Three Queensland Beaches: An Historical Perspective"

This paper examines the historical development of three beaches, and the subsequent implications for the beaches during the inevitable big seas and cyclones. This coastal environmental history informs local coastal communities about the importance of foresight in protecting dune systems in their natural state.

"'Annihilating Natural Productions:' Nature's Economy, Colonial Crisis and the Origins of Brazilian Political Environmentalism (1786–1810)"

The article analyses the trajectory of a group of Brazilian intellectuals from 1786 to 1810, who inaugurated a systematic critique of the environmental damage caused by colonial economy in Brazil, especially forest destruction and soil erosion.