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Contemplating the future: Acting now on long-term monitoring to answer 2050's questions

Burns, Emma; Tennant, Philip; Dickman, Chris R; Green, Peter T; Keith, David; Metcalfe, Daniel; Russell-Smith, Jeremy; Wardle, G. M; Williams, Richard J; Bossard, Karl; deLacy, Claire; Hanigan, Ivan; Bull, Michael; Gillespie, Graeme; Hobbs, Richard; Krebs, Charles J; Likens, Gene; Porter, John; Vardon, M; Lindenmayer, David B


In 2050, which aspects of ecosystem change will we regret not having measured? Long-term monitoring plays a crucial part in managing Australia's natural environment because time is a key factor underpinning changes in ecosystems. It is critical to start measuring key attributes of ecosystems - and the human and natural process affecting them - now, so that we can track the trajectory of change over time. This will facilitate informed choices about how to manage ecological changes (including...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/aec.12207
Access Rights: Open Access


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