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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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TESS’s Fabio Roque shows even small forest losses degrade stream communities image

TESS’s Fabio Roque shows even small forest losses degrade stream communities

Our results also show that it is not enough to focus management and conservation actions on riparian zones, but that conservation strategies should be expanded to entire catchments as well.

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TESS teams studies risks of new roads for Sumatran forests and wildlife image

TESS teams studies risks of new roads for Sumatran forests and wildlife

We urge that ungazetted protected forests be given equal priority to gazetted protected forests in regard to conservation planning for road development, and also that gazetted forests be expanded in the Leuser Ecosystem and Batang Toru area to hedge against further incursions.

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TESS's Steve Williams summarises the research priorities for natural ecosystems for adaptation to climate change image

TESS's Steve Williams summarises the research priorities for natural ecosystems for adaptation to climate change

Given the pace of climate change, it is imperative that we inform and accelerate adaptation progress in all regions around the world.

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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 Misha Rowell and Tasmin Rymer shows that native wildlife are innovators image

TESS’s Misha Rowell and Tasmin Rymer shows that native wildlife are innovators

This study is the first to demonstrate innovation ability across task complexity in an Australian rodent and provides promising avenues for future studies of innovation.

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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 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 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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