News and research 11 September 2017

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Research article in PLOS One on invasive Australian Acacia seed banks: size and relationship with stem diameter in the presence of gall-forming biological control agents

Research article in Trends in Ecology and Evolution on the ongoing debate as to whether environmental constraints limit the number of species that can coexist in a community (saturation), with recent findings suggesting that species richness in many communities might be unsaturated

Research article in Nature Communications on how tree height strongly affects estimates of water-use efficiency responses to climate and CO2 using isotopes.

Research article in Nature Scientific Reports on dynamics of resilience of wheat to drought in Australia from 1991–2010

Research article in Science of the Total Environment on river ecosystem processes – a synthesis of approaches, criteria of use and sensitivity to environmental stressors

Research article in Ecosphere on whether initial post-disturbance regeneration is indicative of longer-term trajectories

Research article in the Royal Society of Open Science on the dual impact of ecology and management on social incentives in marine common-pool resource systems

Research article in WIREs Climate Change on human well-being and climate change mitigation

The podcast is now available for Dr Liz Reed’s recent Sprigg Lecture on her work with the Naracoorte caves, off the back of the announcement of a $2 million dollar Linkage grant (of which DEWNR is a major partner)

Research article in Ecology and Society on adaptive capacity – from assessment to action in coastal social-ecological systems

Discussion article on how post-truth politics making evidence-based policy harder

Article in The Conversation on the recent global proliferation of open access soil science resources 

Blog post by Dr Jasmin Packer (University of Adelaide) on the ecology of Phragmites australis

Research article in Biotaxa on whether the dingo is a distinct species

Research article in Palgrave Reviews on climate change transformation, adaptation and development – relating concepts to practice

Research article in Climate Change on whether the choice of statistical paradigm is critical in climate change extreme event attribution studies

Research article in the Australian Journal of Botany on a review of seed dispersal in eucalypts

Research article in Environmental Science and Policy on the decline of ‘biodiversity’ in conservation policy discourse in Australia

Discussion article in the Anthropocene on converting pastures and farmland used for growing livestock feed like corn and soy into diverse native grasslands, and then producing fuels from those grasses, could provide much more energy than many countries need

Research article in PLOS Biology on simple rules can guide whether land- or ocean-based conservation will best benefit marine ecosystems

Research article in the International Journal of Avian Science on variability in the area, energy and time costs of wintering waders responding to disturbance

Research article in Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems on the central importance of ecological spatial connectivity to effective coastal marine protected areas and to meeting the challenges of climate change in the marine environment