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Eco Logic column

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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A Clear Case for Regrowth

By Melissa Bruton and Clive McAlpine

Despite evidence that regrowth vegetation has equivalent habitat value to intact vegetation, Queensland has amended legislation protecting high-value bioregions from clearing.

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Conservation in a Wicked World

By Eve McDonald-Madden and Eddie Game

Conventional approaches to conservation can learn from complex military decisions in Afghanistan.

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Being SMART with NRM Performance Goals

By Caroline Mitchell

Natural resource management targets in Victoria and NSW are not specific, measurable or time-bound – and that’s not very smart.

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Fossil Fuel Footprint Stepping on Biodiversity

By Nathalie Butt, Hawthorne Beyer and Leonie Seabrook

The footprint of fossil fuels is encroaching on biodiversity hotspots that are currently undeveloped.

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History of an “Outcome”

By Hugh Possingham

Assigning an outcome to any single grant, paper or person makes a mockery of the scientific process.

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