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TESS's Bill Laurance recognized as top global expert on natural resources

TESS's Bill Laurance recognized as top global expert on natural resources

Recognized as an Expertscape World Expert in Conservation of Natural Resources.

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TESS’s Lucas Cernusak shows terrestrial plants respond to anthropogenic increases in atmospheric CO2

TESS’s Lucas Cernusak shows terrestrial plants respond to anthropogenic increases in atmospheric CO2

An accurate understanding of the impacts of climate change on terrestrial vegetation is essential for managing risks associated with human-caused climate change: gauging the historic response of terrestrial photosynthesis is an important step in this direction

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TESS's Noel Preece raises concerns rangers don’t receive the funding they deserve

TESS's Noel Preece raises concerns rangers don’t receive the funding they deserve

Australia heavily relies on the work of Indigenous rangers to meet our conservation targets, but they’re being short-changed by federal government funding.

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TESS’s Damien Paris and team develop a supplement to mitigate heat damage to boars sperm

TESS’s Damien Paris and team develop a supplement to mitigate heat damage to boars sperm

Antioxidant supplementation during tropical summer appears to mitigate the negative impact of heat stress on DNA integrity but not concentration nor motility of boar spermatozoa; which may provide one solution to the problem of summer infertility in the pig.

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TESS team shows how cannibalism helps fire ants invade

TESS team shows how cannibalism helps fire ants invade

Tropical fire ants (Solenopsis geminata), originally from central and South America, are a highly aggressive, invasive ecological pest. Our new research has shed light on how they successfully establish new colonies

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TESS loses a great conservation champion in Peter Hitchcock

TESS loses a great conservation champion in Peter Hitchcock

Peter Hitchcock was one of Australia’s most remarkable environmentalists, with national and global contributions to forest conservation, rainforest protection, World Heritage, and national parks.

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TESS's Steve Williams warns of the imminent extinction of many species by climate change

TESS's Steve Williams warns of the imminent extinction of many species by climate change

Professor Steve Williams, a co-author of the Report, has been monitoring rainforest biodiversity for over 20 years across the whole Wet Tropics region. The long-term monitoring of the rainforest vertebrates has observed a systematic decrease in the abundance and distribution of many Wet Tropics endemic species.

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TESS’s Bill Laurance urges government to halt Adani Coalmine to protect endangered bird

TESS’s Bill Laurance urges government to halt Adani Coalmine to protect endangered bird

The science says one of our most endangered bird species – the black-throated finch – is at serious risk under the present Adani plan to dig up the Galilee Basin for coal.

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TESS teams makes surprising discovery about rainforest vines

TESS teams makes surprising discovery about rainforest vines

We believe that future liana research will benefit from new technologies such as high‐quality aerial photography taken from drones when the aim is to detect the relative burden of lianas on individual trees.

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