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Eco Logic column

Restoring Marine Coastal Ecosystems: What’s the Cost?

By Megan Saunders and Elisa Bayraktarov

A review of the costs and feasibility of marine restoration projects reveals that they are often very expensive and risky.

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What’s in a Name?

By Hannah Fraser

Inconsistent classification of species introduces systematic bias to ecological studies.

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Beyond Threat Maps

By Vivitskaia Tulloch and Ayesha Tulloch

Targeting threats alone won’t save our wildlife.

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Bias in Natural Resource Management

Natural resource managers must acknowledge the presence of bias and make a conscious effort to minimise its influence in their decisions.

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Conserving Freshwater Crayfish in Australia

Australia has a rich diversity of freshwater crayfish, but many of our species are at risk.

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Chytrid and Frogs in Australia’s High Country

By Ben Scheele

Science is helping conservation managers deal with the curse of chytrid fungus. While the threat has devastated many frog species, there is reason to be hopeful.

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Casting a Critical Eye over Biodiversity Offsets

By Georgia Garrard, Sarah Bekessy and Brendan Wintle

Biodiversity offset policies may result in perverse incentives that lock in biodiversity loss.

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Looking after Our Nomadic Species

By Claire Runge

The range of many Australian nomadic birds can contract to a very small area, making them much more vulnerable to extinction.

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Why Publish Research?

By Hugh Possingham

Why publish research when what we are after is conservation outcomes? Here’s why.

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Perversity in the Pasture

By Don Driscoll and Jane Catford

Hundreds of the invasive plant species that inflict environmental and economic damage in Australia were originally developed and distributed as pasture species, yet we don’t seem to have learnt from these mistakes.

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