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Genetics in conservation management: Revised recommendations for the 50/500 rules, Red List criteria and population viability analyses
Conservation managers typically need to make prompt decisions based on limited information and resources. Consequently, generalisations have essential roles in guiding interventions. Here, we (i)Expand
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Blubber and buoyancy: monitoring the body condition of free-ranging seals using simple dive characteristics
SUMMARY Elephant seals regularly perform dives during which they spend a large proportion of time drifting passively through the water column. The rate of vertical change in depth during theseExpand
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Tropical turmoil: a biodiversity tragedy in progress
All is not well for biodiversity in the tropics. Despite recent debate over the extent of future tropical extinctions and the effectiveness of reserve systems, the continued disappearance of habitat,Expand
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Little left to lose: deforestation and forest degradation in Australia since European colonization
AIMS: Australia is among one of the world’s wealthiest nations; yet, its relatively small human population (22.5 million) has been responsible for extensive deforestation and forest degradationExpand
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Complexities of coastal shark movements and their implications for management
Global declines of shark populations are of concern because of their largely assumed role as moderators of ecosystem function. Without long-term data on movement patterns for many species, it isExpand
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Pragmatic population viability targets in a rapidly changing world
To ensure both long-term persistence and evolutionary potential, the required number of individuals in a population often greatly exceeds the targets proposed by conservation management. WeExpand
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Spatial and temporal movement patterns of a multi-species coastal reef shark aggregation
The quantification of spatial and temporal movement patterns of coral reef sharks is im- portant to understand their role in reef communities and to aid the design of conservation strategies for thisExpand
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Decline in whale shark size and abundance at Ningaloo Reef over the past decade: The world's largest fish is getting smaller
Over-exploitation of whale sharks threatens the future of these wide-ranging pelagic fish. A long-term continuous record (4436 sightings) from a large aggregation (300–500 resident individuals) ofExpand
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Ocean-scale prediction of whale shark distribution
Aim  Predicting distribution patterns of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus, Smith 1828) in the open ocean remains elusive owing to few pelagic records. We developed multivariate distribution models ofExpand
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Diet of juvenile southern elephant seals reappraised by stable isotopes in whiskers
Declines in marine predator populations have been attributed to anthropogenic activity and environmental change. Southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina are major consumers of biomass in the easternExpand
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