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TESS team members of CABAH astounding new look at the ancient routes and complex technologies used by Australia's first arrivals image

TESS team members of CABAH astounding new look at the ancient routes and complex technologies used by Australia's first arrivals

They used sophisticated modelling to determine not only the likely routes traveled led by Aboriginal people tens of thousands of years ago, but also the sizes of groups required for the population to survive in harsh conditions.

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TESS's Silvia Tavares shows urban design drives the microclimate and it can impact the local economy image

TESS's Silvia Tavares shows urban design drives the microclimate and it can impact the local economy

A simple thing like designing an area to make it more walkable can boost local business profits.

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TESS’s Sean Sloan studies regional reforestation across the tropics image

TESS’s Sean Sloan studies regional reforestation across the tropics

The forest-transformation narrative was presented as a complement to the forest-transition narrative, appearing particularly suited to Southeast Asia. There, planted areas are extensive and expansive, but related net tree cover gains are rare and tenuous, reflecting political-economic trends in forest management.

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TESS team resolves phylogenetic relationships of pitcher plants (Nepenthes) image

TESS team resolves phylogenetic relationships of pitcher plants (Nepenthes)

This study showed that genome skimming provides well resolved nuclear and plastid phylogenies that provide valuable insights into the complex evolutionary relationships of Nepenthes.

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

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 team challenges the status quo for monitoring mangrove forests image

TESS team challenges the status quo for monitoring mangrove forests

Maps of mangroves have often been limited to showing the presence or absence of mangrove trees and seldom have studies shown an important indicator of ecosystem integrity such as vegetation cover.

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

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 team shows long-term effects of fragmentation on Amazonian forests image

TESS team shows long-term effects of fragmentation on Amazonian forests

Persistent effects of fragmentation on tropical rainforest canopy structure after 20 yr of isolation

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TESS's Noel Preece reveals flooding drives diversity in Australia's Gulf Plain image

TESS's Noel Preece reveals flooding drives diversity in Australia's Gulf Plain

Influence of floods on the Australian biota should be considered an ongoing ecological and evolutionary driver, and one that is likely to intensify as extreme floods are expected to become more frequent under climate change.

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