It’s been another great couple of weeks of blogging from QAECO lab members. Here are the highlights:
Some more great wildlife photography (and now cinematography!) comin’ at ya over at Amy Whitehead’s blog. This time you’ll meet a Comb Jelly and what at first may seem like an overweight budgie, but is in fact New Zealand’s endemic flightless parrot, the Kakapo. While you’re there you can learn more about Amy’s academic history in word cloud form.
Mick McCarthy discusses a recent paper to come out of Yacov Salomon’s PhD thesis on incorporating uncertainty of management costs in sensitivity analyses of matrix population models.
Once a month, QAECO post-doc Cindy Hauser points you in the direction of some of her top reads of the past four weeks. If you look at her hot tips for February you might even find yourself sent right back here ;)
QAECO’s high calibre PhD student body has been busy bloggin’ of late also. Claire Keely updates us on the latest goings-on involving Melbourne’s threatened population of Growling Grass Frog. Speaking of herpetological happenings, Stefano Canessa lets us know the things he does, which includes visiting places, seeing frogs and now co-ordinating ACEAS working groups. Be sure to get in touch with Stefano if you want to get involved in “decision making for ex-situ conservation of Australian frogs”
Ta Da! Michaela Plein has joined the ranks of the published. Nice one, Mich! She gives us the low-down over at her blog on the work behind her first paper, soon to be published in Ecology. Finally, Kylie Soanes has a message for all of us: “Take a break. You deserve it“.