News and research 5 February

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The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has released Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation report. The report is a plan for Australia to thrive in a global innovation race. Responses have been made by Science and Technology Australia and The Conversation

Discussion article in Anthropocene on rewilding reptiles to eco-engineer the anthropocene

Research article in Ecological Monographs on ecology in an anthropogenic biosphere

Research article in the Journal of Applied Ecology on new models to evaluate the population of species and efficacy of conservation management

Research article in Conservation Letters on a biologically representative approach to enhancing biodiversity in conservation planning

Research article in PLOS ONE on a global perspective of the use of mosquito nets in fisheries

Research article in Conservation Biology on an experimental test of alternative population augmentation scenarios

Discussion article in Ecology is not a dirty word on starting a citizen science project on a shoestring budget – insights from the Australian Wild Pollinator Count

Research article in Ecosphere on using time-lapse digital cameras to capture species-specific spring and autumn leaf phenology

Research article in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution on the differences and similarities between megaherbivores and agricultural humans to predict the future of terrestrial ecosystems

Discussion article in The Conversation on if scientists can make nature forecasts just as we forecast the weather

Research article in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences on the dynamic nature of hydrological similarity

Research article in the Journal of Applied Ecology on making rewilding fit for policy

Research article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on painting with pigments using invasive species

Research article in Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation on the benefits of evolution education for natural resource managers

Research article in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences on the role of storm scale, position and movement in controlling urban flood response

Research article in Science and Public Policy on the criterion of ‘societal impact’ to evaluate the effectiveness of research and the influence of external politics on evaluators

January edition of the Terrestrial Ecology Research Network newsletter  is now out, including fresh evidence that the study and management of ecosystems truly represents the most dynamic field of contemporary ecology

Research article in Nature on Australia’s mammal fauna requiring a strategic and enhanced network of predator-free havens

Special open access issue of Biogeosciences on the study of ecosystem carbon and water dynamics across Australia and New Zealand

Research article in PLOS ONE on ecosystem-based fisheries management – perceptions on definitions, implementations and aspirations

Research article in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on foundations of translational ecology

Research article in Ecology and Evolution on ecological drivers of song evolution in birds – disentangling the effects of habitat and morphology

Research article in Conservation Letters on seizing opportunities to diversify conservation

Research article in Mammal Review on a continent-scale analysis of the effects of predator control on Australian mammals

Research article in Conservation Biology on quantifying progress toward a conservation assessment for all plants