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Chytridiomycosis in Sri Lanka: Predicting the future of a global amphibian hotspot
de Mel, Ruvinda K., Dayananda, H. G. Salindra K., Wijayasekara, G. A. Sanoj, Ranasinghe, Tharindu, Sumanapala, Amila P. S, Cabral de Mel, Surendranie Judith, Narayan, Edward, Gabadage, Dinesh E. and Ukuwela, Kanishka D. B.. 2023. "Chytridiomycosis in Sri Lanka: Predicting the future of a global amphibian hotspot." Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 33 (8), pp. 773-783. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3951

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Investigating the effects of APSIM model configuration on model outputs across different environments
Chapagain, Ranju, Remenyi, Tomas A., Huth, Neil, Mohammed, Caroline L. and Ojeda, Jonathan J.. 2023. "Investigating the effects of APSIM model configuration on model outputs across different environments." Frontiers in Agronomy. 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2023.1213074

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Assessing the effect of using different APSIM model configurations on model outputs
Chapagain, Ranju, Huth, Neil, Remenyi, Tomas A., Mohammed, Caroline L. and Ojeda, Jonathan J.. 2023. "Assessing the effect of using different APSIM model configurations on model outputs." Ecological Modelling. 483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2023.110451

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Stuck in the mud: Persistent failure of ‘the science’ to provide reliable information on the ecological roles of Australian dingoes
Castle, Geoff, Kennedy, Malcolm S. and Allen, Benjamin L.. 2023. "Stuck in the mud: Persistent failure of ‘the science’ to provide reliable information on the ecological roles of Australian dingoes." Biological Conservation. 285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110234

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Red panda tourism gives hope in the mid-mountain range of the Eastern Himalaya, yet inappropriate practices may lead to failure
Bista, Damber, Baxter, Greg S., Hudson, Nicholas J. and Murray, Pter John. 2023. "Red panda tourism gives hope in the mid-mountain range of the Eastern Himalaya, yet inappropriate practices may lead to failure." Conservation Science and Practice. 5 (11). https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.13036

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Application of machine learning to assess people's perception of household energy in the developing world: A case of Nepal
Bhattarai, Utsav, Maraseni, Tek, Devkota, Laxmi Prasad and Apan, Armando. 2023. "Application of machine learning to assess people's perception of household energy in the developing world: A case of Nepal." Energy and AI. 14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyai.2023.100303

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Use of density-impact functions to inform and improve the environmental outcomes of feral horse management
Berman, David McKenzie, Pickering, Jill, Smith, Deane and Allen, Benjamin L.. 2023. "Use of density-impact functions to inform and improve the environmental outcomes of feral horse management." Wildlife Biology. 2023 (5). https://doi.org/10.1002/wlb3.01107

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Nepal Himalaya offers considerable potential for pumped storage hydropower
Baniya, Rupesh, Talchabhadel, Rocky, Panthi, Jeeban, Ghimire, Ganesh R, Sharma, Sanjib, Khadka, Prithvi Dhwoj, Shin, Sanghoon, Pokhrel, Yadu, Bhattarai, Utsav, Prajapati, Rajaram, Thapa, Bhesh Raj and Maskey, Ramesh Kumar. 2023. "Nepal Himalaya offers considerable potential for pumped storage hydropower." Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2023.103423

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Understanding production possibility frontiers and utility values of ecosystem services in the Himalayas: An analysis of the supply-demand divide
Aryal, Kishor, Maraseni, Tek and Apan, Armando. 2023. "Understanding production possibility frontiers and utility values of ecosystem services in the Himalayas: An analysis of the supply-demand divide." Journal of Cleaner Production. 423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.138725

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Why humans kill animals and why we cannot avoid it
Allen, Benjamin L., Bobier, Christopher, Dawson, Stuart, Fleming, Peter J.S., Hampton, Jordan, Jachowski, David, Kerley, Graham I.H., Linnell, John D.C., Marnewick, Kelly, Minnie, Liaan, Muthersbaugh, Mike, O'Riain, M. Justin, Parker, Dan, Proulx, Gilbert, Somers, Michael J. and Titus, Keifer. 2023. "Why humans kill animals and why we cannot avoid it." Science of the Total Environment. 896. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.165283

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Brushtail possum terrestrial activity patterns are driven by climatic conditions, breeding and moonlight intensity
Śmielak, Michał Krzysztof, Ballard, Guy, Fleming, Peter John Sabine, Körtner, Gerhard, Vernes, Karl and Reid, Nick. 2023. "Brushtail possum terrestrial activity patterns are driven by climatic conditions, breeding and moonlight intensity." Mammal Research. 68 (4), pp. 547-560. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-023-00691-5

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Where do wildlife cross the road? Experimental evaluation reveals fauna preferences for multiple types of crossing structures
Young, Gary, King, Rachel and Allen, Benjamin L.. 2023. "Where do wildlife cross the road? Experimental evaluation reveals fauna preferences for multiple types of crossing structures." Global Ecology and Conservation. 46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2023.e02570

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Greenery change and its impact on human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka: a model-based assessment using Sentinel-2 imagery
Gunawansa, Thakshila D., Perera, Kithsiri, Apan, Armando and Hettiarachchi, Nandita. 2023. "Greenery change and its impact on human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka: a model-based assessment using Sentinel-2 imagery." International Journal of Remote Sensing. 44 (16), pp. 5121-5146. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2023.2244644

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Mapping the effects of ozone pollution and mixing on floral odour plumes and their impact on plant-pollinator interactions
Langford, Ben, Ryalls, James M.W., Mullinger, Neil J., Hayden, Paul, Nemitz, Eiko, Pfrang, Christian, Robins, Alan, Touhami, Dalila, Bromfield, Lisa M. and Girling, Robbie D.. 2023. "Mapping the effects of ozone pollution and mixing on floral odour plumes and their impact on plant-pollinator interactions." Environmental Pollution. 336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2023.122336

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Identification of recycling pathways for secondary aluminum dross with integrated hybrid life cycle assessment
Xiao, Luyin, Wang, Yao, Zheng, Rufeng, Liu, Jingru, Zhao, Jun, Maraseni, Tek and Qian, Guangren. 2023. "Identification of recycling pathways for secondary aluminum dross with integrated hybrid life cycle assessment." Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2023.106987

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Attaining multiple sustainable development goals through storage hydropower development amidst community vulnerabilities
Bhattarai, Utsav, Devkota, Rohini, Maraseni, Tek, Devkota, Laxmi and Marahatta, Suresh. 2023. "Attaining multiple sustainable development goals through storage hydropower development amidst community vulnerabilities." Sustainable Development. 31 (5), pp. 3913-3929. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2634

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Potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions savings from replacing short motorcycle trips with active travel modes in Vietnam
Tong, Yen Dan, Maraseni, Tek, Nguyen, Phuong-Duy, An-Vo, Duc-Anh, Mancuso Tradenta, Julio and Tran, Thuy Ai Dong. 2023. "Potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions savings from replacing short motorcycle trips with active travel modes in Vietnam." Transportation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-023-10394-0

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Carbonated tiger-high above-ground biomass carbon stock in protected areas and corridors and its observed negative relationship with tiger population density and occupancy in the Terai Arc Landscape, Nepal
Thapa, Kanchan, Thapa, Gokarna Jung, Manandhar, Ugan, Dhakal, Maheshwar, Jnawali, Shant Raj and Maraseni, Tek Narayan. 2023. "Carbonated tiger-high above-ground biomass carbon stock in protected areas and corridors and its observed negative relationship with tiger population density and occupancy in the Terai Arc Landscape, Nepal ." PLoS One. 18 (1). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0280824

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Decoding the impacts of space and time on honey bees: GIS based fuzzy AHP and fuzzy overlay to assess land suitability for apiary sites in Queensland, Australia
Mudiyanselage, Sarasie, Apan, Armando, Maraseni, Tek and Altarez, Richard Dein D.. 2023. "Decoding the impacts of space and time on honey bees: GIS based fuzzy AHP and fuzzy overlay to assess land suitability for apiary sites in Queensland, Australia." Applied Geography. 155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2023.102951

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Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on financial returns of smallholder coffee plantations in Lao PDR
Phimmavong, Somvang, Maraseni, Tek Narayan, Keenan, Rodney J, Phongoudome, Chanhsamone and Douangphosy, Boonthavy. 2023. "Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on financial returns of smallholder coffee plantations in Lao PDR." Agroforestry Systems. 97 (4), pp. 533-548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-023-00808-4

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Understanding local ecosystem dynamics in three provinces of the lowlands of Nepal
Pandey, Hari Prasad, Aryal, Kishor, Aryal, Suman and Maraseni, Tek Narayan. 2023. "Understanding local ecosystem dynamics in three provinces of the lowlands of Nepal." Science of the Total Environment. 867. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.161501

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Local stakeholders’ priorities and perceptions towards forest ecosystem services in the Red panda habitat region of Nepal
Koju, Upama, Karki, Sikha, Shrestha, Anita, Maraseni, Tek, Gautam, Ambika P., Cadman, Tim, Sherpa, Ang Phuri and Lama, Sonam Tashi. 2023. "Local stakeholders’ priorities and perceptions towards forest ecosystem services in the Red panda habitat region of Nepal." Land Use Policy: the international journal covering all aspects of land use. 129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2023.106657

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Managing water scarcity via rainwater harvesting system in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: People's awareness, implementation challenges and way forward
Khanal, Ghanashyam, Maraseni, Tek, Thapa, Anusha, Devkota, Niranjan, Paudel, Udaya Raj and Khanal, Chandra Kanta. 2023. "Managing water scarcity via rainwater harvesting system in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: People's awareness, implementation challenges and way forward." Environmental Development. 46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2023.100850

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Ecological factors associated with hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) habitat use and conservation threats in the Terai Arc Landscape of Nepal
Dhami, Bijaya, Neupane, Bijaya, K.C., Nishan, Maraseni, Tek, Basyal, Chitra Rekha, Joshi, Laxmi Raj and Adhikari, Hari. 2023. "Ecological factors associated with hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) habitat use and conservation threats in the Terai Arc Landscape of Nepal." Global Ecology and Conservation. 43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2023.e02437

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Virtual fencing of captive Asian elephants fitted with an aversive geofencing device to manage their movement
Cabral de Mel, Surendranie J., Seneweera, Saman, de Mel, Ruvinda K., Medawala, Mihiran, Abeysinghe, Navod, Dangolla, Ashoka, Weerakoon, Devaka K., Maraseni, Tek and Allen, Benjamin L.. 2023. "Virtual fencing of captive Asian elephants fitted with an aversive geofencing device to manage their movement." Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2022.105822

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Improving soil health for farm profits through organics
Culas, Richard, Anwar, Muhuddin, McGrath, Nick, Southwell, Alison, Diack, James, King, Helen, Maraseni, Tek, Storer, Christine and Godfrey, Sosheel. 2023. "Improving soil health for farm profits through organics." 2023 Soil Science Australia National Conference . Darwin, Australia 25 - 30 Jun 2023 Australia.

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Forest Governance in Nepal concerning Sustainable Community Forest Management and Red Panda Conservation
Cadman, Timothy, Maraseni, Tek, Koju, Upama Ashish, Shrestha, Anita and Karki, Sikha. 2023. "Forest Governance in Nepal concerning Sustainable Community Forest Management and Red Panda Conservation." Land. 12 (2). https://doi.org/10.3390/land12020493

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Rationalizing donations and subsidies: Energy ecosystem development for sustainable renewable energy transition in Nepal
Bhattarai, Utsav, Maraseni, Tek, Apan, Armando and Devkota, Laxmi Prasad. 2023. "Rationalizing donations and subsidies: Energy ecosystem development for sustainable renewable energy transition in Nepal." Energy Policy. 177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2023.113570

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Preference, perceived change, and professed relationship among ecosystem services in the Himalayas
Aryal, Kishor, Maraseni, Tek and Apan, Armando. 2023. "Preference, perceived change, and professed relationship among ecosystem services in the Himalayas." Journal of Environmental Management. 344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.118522

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Examining policy− institution− program (PIP) responses against the drivers of ecosystem dynamics. A chronological review (1960–2020) from Nepal
Aryal, Kishor, Maraseni, Tek and Apan, Armando. 2023. "Examining policy− institution− program (PIP) responses against the drivers of ecosystem dynamics. A chronological review (1960–2020) from Nepal." Land Use Policy: the international journal covering all aspects of land use. 132, p. 106789. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2023.106789

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Spatial dynamics of biophysical trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services in the Himalayas
Aryal, Kishor, Maraseni, Tek and Apan, Armando. 2023. "Spatial dynamics of biophysical trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services in the Himalayas." Ecosystem Services: science, policy and pratice. 59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2022.101503

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Calibrating Nepal's scientific forest management practices in the measure of forest restoration
Aryal, Kishor, Awasthi, Nripesh, Maraseni, Tek, Laudari, Hari Krishna, Gotame, Pabitra and Bist, Dhan Bahadur. 2023. "Calibrating Nepal's scientific forest management practices in the measure of forest restoration." Land Use Policy: the international journal covering all aspects of land use. 127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2023.106586

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Comparing global and local land cover maps for ecosystem management in the Himalayas
Aryal, Kishor, Apan, Armando and Maraseni, Tek. 2023. "Comparing global and local land cover maps for ecosystem management in the Himalayas." Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment. 30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsase.2023.100952

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Climate‐driven decline in the habitat of the endemic spiny babbler (Turdoides nipalensis)
Adhikari, Binaya, Subedi, Suresh C., Bhandari, Shivish, Baral, Kedar, Lamichhane, Sandesh and Maraseni, Tek. 2023. "Climate‐driven decline in the habitat of the endemic spiny babbler (Turdoides nipalensis)." Ecosphere. 14 (6). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4584

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Can morphological traits explain species-specific differences in meta-analyses? A case study of forest beetles
Staton, Tom, Girling, Robbie D., Redak, Richard A., Smith, Sandy M. and Allison, Jeremy D.. 2023. "Can morphological traits explain species-specific differences in meta-analyses? A case study of forest beetles." Ecological Applications. 33 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2838

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Investigating the effects of diesel exhaust and flower color on flower visitation by free-flying honey bees
Lusebrink, I., Girling, R. D., Dobrindt, L., Jackson, C. W., Newman, T. A. and Poppy, G. M.. 2023. "Investigating the effects of diesel exhaust and flower color on flower visitation by free-flying honey bees." Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 17 (1), pp. 11-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-022-09941-w

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Advancements to the Generalised Clay Disaggregation Model
Redmond, Thomas William. 2023. Advancements to the Generalised Clay Disaggregation Model. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/yyw26

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A Forage Allowance by Forage Type Interaction Impacts the Daily Milk Yield of Early Lactation Dairy Cows
Langworthy, Adam D., Freeman, Mark J., Hills, James L., McLaren, David K., Rawnsley, Richard P. and Pembleton, Keith G.. 2023. "A Forage Allowance by Forage Type Interaction Impacts the Daily Milk Yield of Early Lactation Dairy Cows." Animals. 13, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13081406

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Convolutional Neural Network-Based Deep Learning Approach for Automatic Flood Mapping Using NovaSAR-1 and Sentinel-1 Data
Apan, Armando, Andrew, Ogbaje, Paudyal, Dev Raj and Perera, Kithsiri. 2023. "Convolutional Neural Network-Based Deep Learning Approach for Automatic Flood Mapping Using NovaSAR-1 and Sentinel-1 Data." ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 12 (194), pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi12050194

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Comparison of machine learning methods emulating process driven crop models
Johnston, David B., Pembleton, Keith G., Huth, Neil I. and Deo, Ravinesh C.. 2023. "Comparison of machine learning methods emulating process driven crop models ." Environmental Modelling and Software. 162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2023.105634

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