David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow at The Australian National University who has specialised in established large-scale, long-term ecological monitoring and research programs in the temperate woodlands of south-eastern Australia. He has published more than 700 scientific articles and 45 books. Damian Michael is a Senior Research Officer in Ecology at The Australian National University. He manages several large-scale biodiversity monitoring programs in New South Wales and has published 90 scientific papers and six books. Mason Crane has been a field-based research officer with the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University for the past 15 years. During this time he has implemented and worked across numerous research projects examining biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes. Daniel Florance has been a research officer with the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University for the past 7 years and is responsible for field-based, long-term ecological research in south-east Australia. Emma Burns is a member of the Fenner School of Environment and Society. Currently she is the Director of Sustainable Farms, an ANU transdisciplinary initiative. She also sits on the Australian Ecosystem Science Council. Emma has a PhD in population genetics and phylogeography.