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We thank M. Di Marco and C. Fletcher for helpful comments on the manuscript, and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions for funding.

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Holden, M.H., Butt, N., Chauvenet, A. et al. Academic conferences urgently need environmental policies. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 1211–1212 (2017).

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