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TESS's team says: Bring the science home and let's share the benefits

TESS's team says: Bring the science home and let's share the benefits

There is a global shift of forest management to local levels to better reconcile local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. We argue that achieving such outcomes will require embedding science in landscape-scale management systems.

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TESS’s Bill Laurance gives keynote address at University of Oxford

TESS’s Bill Laurance gives keynote address at University of Oxford

We are living in the most explosive era of infrastructure expansion in human history.  The most ambitious scheme is China’s Belt & Road Initiative, which will involve 7,000 planned infrastructure and extractive-industry projects that span much of the planet.

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TESS's Alison Bowen and team show that soil type influences the impacts of Panama disease in Queensland

TESS's Alison Bowen and team show that soil type influences the impacts of Panama disease in Queensland

The results indicate that the risk of Fusarium wilt negatively impacting banana growth differs between soils of the main Australian banana-growing region.

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Political Discourses at the Heart of Sustainability Issues by Tess's team

Political Discourses at the Heart of Sustainability Issues by Tess's team

The landscape sustainability discourses studied here suggests that landscape approach “learners” must focus on ways to remedy poor governance if they are to achieve sustainability and multi-functionality.

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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’s Bill Laurance argues that Madagascar’s voters can save their environment by backing the right president

TESS’s Bill Laurance argues that Madagascar’s voters can save their environment by backing the right president

What links Brazil and Madagascar? Both are renowned for their biodiversity and face the prospect of an autocratic leader bent on destroying their nation's environment for short-term gain.

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TESS’s Robyn Glade-Wright uses giant human embryo—made from discarded plastic bottles

TESS’s Robyn Glade-Wright uses giant human embryo—made from discarded plastic bottles

Made from discarded plastic bottles—to underscores the growing threat of micro-plastics in our environment and bodies.

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TESS’s Fabio Roque calls for the inclusion of human dimension to the meta-ecosystem approach

TESS’s Fabio Roque calls for the inclusion of human dimension to the meta-ecosystem approach

Incorporating complex social system into metaecosystem approaches will be more useful towards a better understanding of our changing world.

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TESS’s Kearrin Sims underscores risks of Chinese infrastructure for wild elephants

TESS’s Kearrin Sims underscores risks of Chinese infrastructure for wild elephants

Can the Land of a Million Elephants Survive the Belt and Road? Chinese-funded projects in Laos could hasten the eradication of the elephant population

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