Category Archives: News

Recent Qaecologist blog posts (May 2013, Weeks 1 & 2)

QAECO post-doc Cindy Hauser kicked off this months’ blogging with her review of what’s been a good read on the internet during April. Cindy also let us know about a recent meeting of the Malleefowl-minded held in Ouyen. Recent QAECO … Continue reading

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What could be wrong with transparent conservation decision-making?

By Michael Bode (This article first appeared in the Spring 2013 newsletter of the Resource Modelling Association. The newsletter and society journal – Natural Resource Modelling – contain some great articles on modelling that contains both biological and economic processes). There is a … Continue reading

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Upcoming symposium on climate change in Victoria

Next month, The Royal Society of Victoria and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute will hold a two-day symposium on the nature and effects of climate change in Victoria, and our capacity to reduce exposure and vulnerability to its impacts. The symposium, … Continue reading

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Urban frogs and conservation challenges

An article in the Higher Education section of The Age today reports on a project to assist the conservation of frogs in Melbourne by breeding tadpoles in captivity and then releasing them at ponds around the city, in an effort … Continue reading

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Who let the growlers decline?

Today’s Age reports on the decline of Melbourne’s endangered Growling Grass Frog. The article documents work by QAECO researchers Geoff Heard, Kirsten Parris, Michael McCarthy and Claire Keely. Geoff and colleagues have revealed a 29% decline in “growler” populations across northern … Continue reading

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Birds have distinctive urban accents

A recent report in The Age has described some research by Dominique Potvin, Kirsten Parris and Raoul Mulder on how the songs of urban silvereyes are different from those of their country cousins. They call more slowly, at a higher … Continue reading

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Adaptive Management of Malleefowl

A recent article in The University of Melbourne’s publicity magazine, The Voice, featured an article about adaptive management of malleefowl. This is a research project being run by Qaecologists Michael Bode, Libby Rumpff and Brendan Wintle, collaborating with the malleefowl managers. … Continue reading

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Decision Point March 2012

Be sure to check out this month’s issue of Decision point, the completely free monthly magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group. This month Tom Hatton and Peter Marsack provide a thumbnail sketch of the recently released State of Environment 2011 … Continue reading

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ARC-CEED Early Career Researcher Visiting Fellowships

Want to come and spend some time at some of the ARC-CEED hubs like the QAECO lab at the University of Melbourne? Well then, a CEED overseas early career researcher visiting fellowship is just the ticket. Applicants can apply to … Continue reading

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Melbourne Water’s annual frog census launch

Check out this article in today’s Herald Sun where you’ll find Qaecologist Claire Keely and a friend promoting the launch of Melbourne Water’s annual frog census.

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