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Are Two Fences Better Than One?

By Kate Helmstedt

Conservation fences are very effective in allowing threatened animals to breed, but when the population grows too much, managers must decide between extending the existing fence or building a new enclosure.

Kate Helmstedt is a researcher with the Environmental Decisions Group. She is based at the University of Queensland.

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The Value of an Old Tree in the City

By Karen Ikin

Large old trees provide a significant biodiversity benefit that should be factored in by governments when managing biodiversity.

Karen Ikin is a researcher with the Environmental Decisions Group. She is based at the Australian National University.

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The Reality of Biodiversity Offsets

By Martine Maron and Richard Hobbs

Many of the expectations for biodiversity offsetting remain unsupported by evidence.

Martine Maron and Richard Hobbs are both researchers with the Environmental Decisions Group. Martine is based at the University of Queensland, and Richard is at the University of Western Australia.

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Bioperversity in the Plantation

By David Salt

A narrow focus on carbon in commercial plantations could yield a number of unwelcome surprises.

David Salt is a science writer at the Australian National University and is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions.

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There’s Value in our Island Arks

By Justine Shaw

Investing in conservation management on Australian islands yields a great return.

Justine Shaw is a research fellow at the University of Queensland, and is part of the Environmental Decisions Group.

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What Next for the Stock Route Network?

By Pia Lentini

Eastern Australia could lose one of its greatest environmental and heritage assets, and many of us are not even aware of it.

Pia Lentini is a PhD student working on the conservation value of travelling stock routes. She is based at the Australian National University and is part of the Environmental Decisions Group.

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A Corridor to Where?

By Carina Wyborn

Connectivity conservation has been framed as a positive contribution that individuals can make in the face of the dual crisis of biodiversity loss and climate change. What is it and why should we pay attention?

Carina Wyborn is a PhD student working on the social dimensions of connectivity science. She is based at the Australian National University and is associated with the Environmental Decisions Group.

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An Elephant out of the Box

By Don Driscoll

Is the suggestion of introducing elephants to control gamba grass in Australia such a ridiculous idea?

Dr Don Driscoll is a Key Researcher with the National Environmental Research Program Environmental Decisions Hub, which forms part of the Environmental Decisions Group.

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Opinions Under Fire

By Phil Gibbons

An analysis of Victoria’s Black Saturday fires has provided important evidence about which factors save houses. The study highlights the difference between opinion and evidence.

Dr Philip Gibbons is a Key Researcher with the National Environmental Research Program Environmental Decisions Hub, which forms part of the Environmental Decisions Group.

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To Monitor or Not to Monitor

By Eve-McDonald-Madden

At its heart, good environmental monitoring needs a clear justification for acquiring information in the first place. What we strive to know should be driven by what we need to know.

Dr Eve Macdonald-Madden is a Key Researcher with the National Environmental Research Program Environmental Decisions Hub (NERP ED). NERP is funded by the Australian Government. NERP ED forms part of the Environmental Decisions Group.

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