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Eco Logic

Eco Logic column

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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Balancing Species Numbers and Phylogenetic Diversity

By Joseph Bennett

The current extinction crisis can be thought of as a fire in the genetic library of life. In the scramble to save as much as we can, we want to save as many books (i.e. species) as possible but we also want to save as much total information (i.e. unique genes) as possible.

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Tidal Flats Are Disappearing

By Nick Murray

The world is losing its tidal flats at an alarming rate, putting enormous pressure on threatened migratory birds.

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A Call to Better Protect Antarctic Biodiversity

By Justine Shaw

As “the last wilderness on Earth” Antarctica requires a better system of protected areas.

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Complex Ideas in Ecology Made Simple

By Don Driscoll

Have you just published an important journal article? Why not turn it into a movie?

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Priorities for Koala Recovery

By Jonathan Rhodes

There is no “silver bullet” solution to declining koala numbers. Successful koala recovery is likely to require very different recovery strategies in different places.

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