We’re looking forward to ecologists descending on Melbourne for the 2012 meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia. QAECO is sponsoring a student mixer on the Wednesday evening (I think it’s full in case you were hoping to get ticket), which promises to be a lot of fun.
Here is a list of talks by QAECOlogists. Check them out.
Monday 1615 Reid Tingley – Halting the spread of cane toads in Western Australia. Speed talk in Grand 3-4.
Tuesday 1200 James Camac – Biotic interactions matter under climate change: evidence from an alpine heathland. Session on COMPLEX SPECIES INTERACTIONS, State 1-2.
Tuesday 1430 Beth Crase – Environmental drivers in spatial patterning in mangrove tree species dominance. Session on COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY, DIVERSITY & DYNAMICS in State 3.
Tuesday 1445 Inka Veltheim – Can habitate suitability modelling explain seasonal movements of brolgas in south-western Victoria? Session on DISPERSAL & HABITAT CONNECTIVITY in Lake 1-4.
Tuesday 1600 Pia Lentini – the effect of planning for connectivity on a network of roadside reserves. Session on DISPERSAL & HABITAT CONNECTIVITY in Lake 1-4.
Tuesday 1615 Kylie Soanes – Evaluating the effectiveness of road crossing structures for arboreal mammals: is use evidence for effectiveness? Session on DISPERSAL & HABITAT CONNECTIVITY in Lake 1-4.
Tuesday 1645 Elizabeth Martin – Stormwater limits distribution of platypus in an urban landscape. Session on ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS in Grand 1-2.
Wednesday 1130 Claire Keely – The genetic structure of an endangered amphibian in an urban landscape. Session on ECOLOGICAL GENETICS in State 3.
Wednesday 1400 Libby Rumpff How good are experts anyway? Validating a state-and-transition process model for adaptive management. Session on ECOLOGICAL EXPERTISE & DECISIONS FOR MANAGEMENT in Grand 1-2.
Wednesday 1445 Joslin Moore – How good are our decision models? An experimental test of optimal surveillance. Session on ECOLOGICAL EXPERTISE & DECISIONS FOR MANAGEMENT in Grand 1-2.
Wednesday 1515 John Baumgartner – Bayesian hierarchical modelling of population growth rates. Session on POPULATION & METAPOPULATION DYNAMICS in Grand 3-4.
Wednesday 1645 Emily Nicholson – Making robust policy decisions using global biodiversity indicators. Session on MANAGEMENT PRACTICES & EXPERIENCES in Grand 1-2.
Thursday 1045 Cindy Hauser – Observing the observer: experiments that estimate weed detectability. Session on SAMPLING, MONITORING & EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN in Lake 1-4.
Thursday 1100 Hannah Pearson – Reclaiming the woodlands: modelling for improved biodiversity management. Session on ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & LAND USE in Grand 1-2.
Thursday 1115 Jane Catford – Traits of exotic and native plants help explain why flow regulation facilitates riparian invasion. Session on COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY & DISTURBANCE in State 3.
Thursday 1115 Chris Jones – Vegetation condition in riparian areas: towards refinement of assessment and management. Session on SAMPLING, MONITORING & EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN in Lake 1-4.
Thursday 1130 Kelly Hunt de Bie – Monitoring and management of bush camp grounds in a Victorian national park. Session on ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & LAND USE in Grand 1-2
Thursday 1230 William Morris – On the accuracy of Bayesian models with informative priors: a comprehensive analysis using a large rainforest dataset. Session on SAMPLING, MONITORING & EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN in Lake 1-4.
Thursday 1400 Peter Vesk – Testing the effectiveness of habitat restoration targeted at grey-crowned babblers. Session on ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FOR SPECIES in Grand 1-2.
Thursday 1415 Michael McCarthy – Optimal number of surveys when detectability varies. Session on SAMPLING, MONITORING & EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN in Lake 1-4.
Thursday 1430 Brendan Wintle – Designing occupancy surveys and interpreting non-detection when observations are imperfect. Session on SAMPLING, MONITORING & EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN in Lake 1-4.
Thursday 1515 Geoffrey Heard – On the road to ruin: metapopulation collapse in an endangered frog exposed to urbanization. Symposium on URBAN ECOLOGY IN AUSTRALIA in Grand 3-4.
Thursday 1515 Melinda Moir – Is the threat posed by coextinction overestimated in the world’s biodiversity hotspots? Session on COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY & RESOURCE DYNAMICS in State 3.