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Nuñez, Martin A., Barlow, Jos, Cadotte, Marc, Lucas, Kirsty, Newton, Erika, Pettorelli, Nathalie & Stephens, Philip A. (2019). Assessing the uneven global distribution of readership, submissions and publications in applied ecology: Obvious problems without obvious solutions. Journal of Applied Ecology 56(1): 4-9.

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What do Colombia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea have in common? Not only are they among the most biodiverse countries in the world, they also face a suite of environmental problems relating to land‐use intensification, climate change, and wildlife management. Yet, at the same time, their capacity to respond to these issues remains weak; a weakness that is exacerbated by a deficit of the scientific research needed to guide policy and application (Barlow et al., 2018). A lack of locally developed applied ecological research may inhibit the identification of novel solutions to coupled socioecological problems such as the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable food production.