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9GE - Biomes and food production: Human alteration of biomes

Year 9 - Geography

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Online encyclopaedias

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Ready made citations are available.

  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
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  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation

  • Easy-to-understand articles
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Impacts of meat consumption

In 2015, Australia was the biggest meat-eating nation in the world, eating three times the global average. More than half of all Australian land is used for grazing livestock, mostly cattle. 

Study impacts of meat consumption on health, animals and the environment, utilising Matthew Evans documentary, For the Love of Meat. A series of clips provides the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of:

  • Environmental impacts of cattle farming in Australia 
  • Consumer choice and food labeling 
  • Methane reduction technology

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Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:


Brasch, N 2015, Reshaping environments, Blake Education, NSW.

Crash Course 2013, 5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10, 7 January, accessed 18 March 2019, <>.

Ecosystem Change 2005,, accessed 18 March 2019, <