News and research 12 February

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The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources has just released South Australia’s Carbon Sequestration Strategy

Research article in Biological Conservation on protected area connectivity – shortfalls in global targets and country-level priorities

Research article in PLOS ONE on a user-friendly tool to evaluate the effectiveness of no-take marine reserves

Research article in Biological Conservation on remote electronic monitoring as a potential alternative to on-board observers in small-scale fisheries

Research article in Global Environmental Change on land use and climate impacts of food in 2050 under different livestock futures

Discussion article in the Anthropocene on new research that posits that food security may actually be less a question of how much food there is, and more to do with how accessible it is

The Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law have just released a Blueprint for the Next Generation of Australian Environmental Law. Follow up discussion article in The Guardian on the need to systematically address ecological challenges when everything is made into a political issue

Discussion article in The Conversation on the Murray Darling Basin Plan not delivering on its key objectives

Discussion article in Australia’s Science Channel on the long-term effects of boat noise on the way fish learn

Research article in Conservation Letters on how and why conservation initiatives go viral\

Research article in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution on the discrepancy in climate change vs biodiversity coverage in the media as compared to scientific literature

Discussion article in The Conversation on the Cape Town water crisis and if Australian cities could run out of water

Research article in Diversity and Distributions on alien honeybees increasing the pollination risks for range-restricted plants

Research article in Diversity and Distributions on the contribution that both rare and common species make to the functional diversity of ecosystems in areas unaffected by human activity

Research article in Ecology and Evolution on the evolutionary mechanisms of an invasive plant acting differently in the native and introduced ranges

Research article in Ecosphere on biases in interpreting camera trap surveys of unmarked animals

Discussion article in Nature on building interactive figures and software to make scientific data more accessible

Research article in Forests on biomass determination of mature native forests in Australia from direct weighing

Research article in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences on a global hydrological simulation to specify the sources of water used by humans

Research article in Agricultural Water Management on a policy analysis of the implementation of a publicly run water bank to reallocate water between farmers

Research article in Journal of Animal Ecology on a natural warming experiment to determine soil temperature effects on plant and invertebrate communities

Research article in PLOS ONE on anthropogenic marine litter composition in coastal areas as a predictor of invasive species

Research article in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution on improving plant survival in green roofs for ecosystem service delivery

Research article in the Science on honeybees and while they may be necessary for crop pollination, beekeeping should not be confused with wildlife conservation

Research article in The Rangeland Journal on cost-effective landscape revegetation and restoration of a grazing property in NSW

Research article in Conservation Letters on practical applications to conserve biodiversity and indigenous bush tucker from an invasive species