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Seed dispersal distance is more strongly correlated with plant height than with seed mass
Summary 1. It is often assumed that there is a trade-off between maternal provisioning and dispersal capacity, leading small-seeded species to disperse further than large-seeded species. However,Expand
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Scientific Foundations for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems
An understanding of risks to biodiversity is needed for planning action to slow current rates of decline and secure ecosystem services for future human use. Although the IUCN Red List criteriaExpand
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Water flows on Cooper Creek in arid Australia determine 'boom' and 'bust' periods for waterbirds
Abstract Cooper Creek is probably the longest and most important dryland river in Australia and one of the largest endorheic catchments in the world. Long dry periods (‘busts’) are punctuated byExpand
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The Macquarie Marshes in Arid Australia and their waterbirds: A 50-year history of decline
We investigated the relationship between total annual flow of water in the Macquarie River and the extent of flooding in the northern part of the Macquarie Marshes and trends in waterbird populationsExpand
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Classifying landform at broad spatial scales: the distribution and conservation of wetlands in New South Wales, Australia
Relatively few large-scale inventories of the world's wetlands exist because of the difficulties of spatial scale, associated cost and multiple objectives, often temporally confounded, that driveExpand
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Australian waterbirds—products of the continent's ecology
Abstract Some aspects of the ecology of 93 waterbird species, found predominantly on freshwater ecosystems, are reviewed. These species, belonging to six major orders—Anseriformes (ducks, geese andExpand
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Major conservation policy issues for biodiversity in Oceania.
Oceania is a diverse region encompassing Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, New Zealand, and Polynesia, and it contains six of the world's 39 hotspots of diversity. It has a poor record forExpand
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Destruction of Wetlands and Waterbird Populations by Dams and Irrigation on the Murrumbidgee River in Arid Australia
The Lowbidgee floodplain is the Murrumbidgee River’s major wetland in southeastern Australia. From more than 300,000 ha in the early 1900s, at least 76.5% was destroyed (58%) or degraded (18%) byExpand
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Waterbird breeding and environmental flow management in the macquarie marshes, arid Australia
Colonial waterbirds breed in relatively few parts of Australia and the Macquarie Marshes are one of the more important wetlands for these species on the continent in terms of size of breedingExpand
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Strategic Adaptive Management in freshwater protected areas and their rivers
Abstract Aquatic ecosystems are connected over large spatial scales, have varied drivers, strong and often conflicting societal interests and interacting management processes. Many of the world’sExpand
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