Keystone effects of Australia's top predator
Mike Letnic

Keystone effects of Australia's top predator […]

Tom Smith

I am interested in improving the scientific basis for conservation programs to preserve biological diversity. Many approaches in conservation are not sufficiently evidence - and science - based, often relying on personal experience or conventional wisdom with little or no connection to theoretical or empirical work on the evolutionary ecology of the organisms to be conserved. [ read more]

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