Author Archives: qaecology

Strategic approaches to planning for conservation and development: Putting a stop to cumulative impacts on threatened species

By Brendan Wintle (This article was first published in the April 2014 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) NERP Environmental Decisions (NERP ED) is working closely with the Strategic Approaches Branch (Department of the Environment) to apply state-of-the-art decision … Continue reading

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Australia’s favourite eucalypt

Voting closed on Monday 24 March at 11:40 p.m. Congratulations to Mountain Ash; regnans in excelsis. E. regnans reigns on high. Snow Gum E. pauciflora won silver, and it was bronze for Ghost Gum C. aparrerinja. Honourable mentions go to … Continue reading

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Now you see me, now you don’t: The impact of imperfect detection on species distribution models

By Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita and José Lahoz-Monfort (This article was first published in the March 2014 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) All ecologists know that wildlife surveys are almost never perfect. Individuals are often missed and even whole … Continue reading

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New paper in Nature: Eutrophication weakens stabilising effects of diversity in natural grasslands

Plant diversity, eutrophication and the stability of natural grasslands is the topic of a paper by Yann Hautier and the Nutrient Network published online this week in Nature. Check out a blog about the paper by Jos Moore (QAECO associate and NutNet member).

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Research and teaching positions at The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is recruiting outstanding researchers to research only positions that will convert to regular teaching and research positions after 5 years. These appointments are overseen by the University’s senior executive, with support of relevant faculties. We’d love … Continue reading

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QAECO’s favourite ecology and conservation papers of 2013

We asked everyone to nominate their favourite paper of 2013, and here’s what they said. What we’ve learnt from this exercise is that as a group we have diverse interests, but particularly enjoy papers published in Methods in Ecology and … Continue reading

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Qaecologists presenting at #EcoTas13

So it is going to be another quiet week in the QAECO lab. A whole bunch of us will be heading across the ditch to Auckland for the joint meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand … Continue reading

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A decision framework driven by the decision makers: Structured Decision Making in environmental management

By Kelly Hunt de Bie and Libby Rumpff (This article was first published in the October 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) Managers of the environment are routinely faced with making complex decisions with little information and high … Continue reading

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Qaecologists at INTECOL, London 2013

As if the lab couldn’t get any quieter, next week 13 Qaecologists will be in London for the 11th INTECOL congress. Here are the details of their talks and posters. Check them out!! ORAL PRESENTATIONS Monday Freya Thomas, Cindy Hauser … Continue reading

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Recent Qaecologist blog posts (July 2013)

QAECO blogging in July was a veritable feast of information, insight and inability-to-disappoint. Here’s a recap for those who missed out. Qaecologist and PhD student Claire Keely kicked things off by a marking the 3rd anniversary of her PhD with … Continue reading

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