Our latest paper to be published in Ocean & Coastal Management reviews current marine biodiversity offsetting practice in Australia. Our review shows that biodiversity offsetting is being used to regulate the environmental impacts of development projects located in marine areas. We found that the application of key principles for biodiversity offsetting success (no net loss of biodiversity) were frequently incomplete or absent from documentation. As a result, from the information currently available online, the outcomes of marine biodiversity offsetting in Australia are unclear.

Full manuscript available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569117301758

Link to preprint: http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucfwpej/pdf/NinerOffsettingAustralia.pdf