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PhD opportunity: threatened native mammals, invasive predators and fire at Glenelg Ark

QAEco is seeking an enthusiastic and highly qualified candidate for a PhD project, researching the influence of fire and invasive predator management on threatened native mammals at Glenelg Ark, south-western Victoria. Potential research topics include: Threatened native mammal responses to … Continue reading

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Introducing BECR: the BioSciences Early Career Researchers Network

BECR is a recently-formed group of early career researchers (ECRs) who work in the School of BioSciences at The University of Melbourne. BECR aims to: provide opportunities for networking and career development; represent ECR interests within the School and the Faculty of Science; … Continue reading

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Moving beyond the Science of Doom at the Inaugural School of BioSciences Seminar

contributed by Lucie Bland The School of BioSciences held their inaugural seminar on the 10th of December 2015 in the Sidney Myer Centre at the University of Melbourne. The seminar aimed to showcase upcoming views and ideas in conservation, as … Continue reading

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Qaecologists march west for ESA 2015

      Next week a hearty contingent of Qaecologists will decamp to Adelaide, and the 2015 Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia. We’ll be presenting on a wide range of topics, including fire ecology, biodiversity modelling, species … Continue reading

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Qaeco Highlights from #ICCB2015 — the International Congress for Conservation Biology

It’s Spring in sunny Melbourne, and many Qaecologists are returning from what’s becoming an annual migration north to Montpellier, in France. This year, #ICCB2015 – the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology; in … Continue reading

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The QAECO & CEBRA lab retreat 2014

QAECO has become quite a large group, and what is the best (and most fun) way for 75 people to get to know each other better?  A lab retreat of course. Earlier this month, we travelled up to Creswick with our … Continue reading

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Saving the most species at #uomOpenDay

How should you invest $20 million to save the most species from extinction? That was the challenge we put to visitors to The University of Melbourne Open Day. You can take the challenge too! It is a difficult problem; programs … Continue reading

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Qaecologists presenting at the International Statistical Ecology Conference, Montpellier 2014

So it is going to be another quiet winter in the QAECO lab. A whole bunch of us will be migrating north to Europe and other warmer climes. For many the first staging post will be the south of France [sigh], … Continue reading

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Choose your cake and eat it too: A very QAECO morning tea

By Natasha Cadenhead How do academics forage at morning tea? Do sweets go extinct faster than savouries? Which cake should you eat? How much should you eat? How close should you be to the coffee? The exit? Yesterday we hosted … 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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