Author Archives: qaecology

Tourism puts dolphins at risk in Southeast Asia – here’s what to look for on your next holiday

Gerry Ryan, University of Melbourne; Putu Liza Mustika, James Cook University, and Riccardo Welters, James Cook University It’s hot, and you’re sitting sweating in a small wooden boat. Your cold bottle of water is dripping, and the pink polyester roof … Continue reading

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The Spatial Solutions Fire Ecology Project

QAECO researchers Luke Kelly and Mick McCarthy, alongside Kate Giljohann and a number of other collaborators, have recently started up a new fire ecology project! Read more about it below: Now that we’ve assembled our exciting team – including new recruits … Continue reading

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ESA 2016: Look out for us!

This year’s Ecological Society of Australia conference is upon us! Next week will see the annual migration of a flock of qaecologists over to the conference, held this year in Fremantle, WA. There will be presentations & posters on topics … Continue reading

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Reading group: Assessing species vulnerability to climate change

Climate change is predicted to be one of the major threats to the biodiversity loss in the coming century, both via direct impacts on species and through synergistic effects of other extinction drivers. For last week’s reading group, master’s student … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our qaeco grant-getters!

The latest round of ARC funding has been announced and we would like to congratulate those qaeco members who were successful in their applications: Brendan Wintle & Pia Lentini received funding on their Discovery Project predicting the ecological and economic … Continue reading

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Reading group: You made a G today, but you made it in a sleazy way

For this fortnight’s reading group we got together to discuss a recent paper in Conservation Letters by environmental ethicist, Michael Paul Nelson, and colleagues. Emotions and the Ethics of Consequence in Conservation Decisions: Lessons from Cecil the Lion uses the controversy … Continue reading

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Reading group: Index this

In our latest QAECO reading group, Kate Giljohann selected an editorial published in the Journal of Applied Ecology titled “Management by proxy? The use of indices in applied ecology”. The article, led by Philip Stephens and editors of the journal, … Continue reading

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