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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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To Thin or Not to Thin

By Chris Jones

Stands of dense woody regrowth are increasing in extent across Australia and around the world. The effect of dense stands and thinning on tree growth is well understood but the impacts on the understorey are not.

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Sustainable Fish and Chips

By Carissa Klein

One of the simplest things anyone can do to promote marine conservation is to stop eating unsustainable seafood.

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Burning Questions for Black Cockatoos

By Leonie Valentine and Richard Hobbs

Fire management around Perth may hold the key to the future of an endangered cockatoo.

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