Category Archives: News

Qaecologists in the blogosphere

This week Qaecologists took to the blogosphere in droves. Senior Qaecologist Mick McCarthy has been blogging regularly on a wide range of topics from interpreting variation in data to alpine cattle grazing. Geoff Heard gave us a sneak preview of … Continue reading

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Decision Point February 2012

In this month’s issue of Decision Point you can read about EDG researcher Phil Gibbons’s work on managing landscapes in the context of the Black Saturday Bushfire’s aftermath. Also be sure to check out QAECO’s own, and CEED deputy director, … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr Emily Nicholson

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Emily Nicholson to QAECO. Emily has just been announced as the 2012 Centenary Research Fellow for The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Science. Her research encompasses biodiversity, ecology, conservation and decision making. Emily will be … Continue reading

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The intermediate disturbance hypothesis and plant invasions: implications for species richness and management

A new paper in Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics examines the relationship between the intermediate disturbance hypothesis (IDH) and alien plant invasions. IDH predicts a hump-shaped pattern between community diversity and disturbance, and is central to understanding patterns … Continue reading

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Managing invasive aliens

In a recent newsletter article, qaecologist Jane Catford discusses some causes, impacts and ways to manage alien plant invasion in riparian ecosystems, with a particular focus on the River Murray. Published in the Inland Rivers Network News, you can find … Continue reading

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Qaecologist Sacha Jellinek: ESA award winner!

Congratulations to Sacha Jellinek for receiving an outstanding spoken presentation award for his talk  ‘The value of revegetation for faunal conservation: Reconciling ecological and landholder perspectives‘ at the Ecological Society of Australia meeting in Hobart last month.

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Qaecologists at SCB

This week a bunch of qaecologists will be presenting their work at the Society for Conservation Biology meeting in Auckland, New Zealand. If you’re in town be sure to check them out.

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Check the index!

In a recent post, qaecologist Mick McCarthy discusses the often “arbitrary combinations of variables” that are ecological indices, and recommends that in order for them to be more interpretable and hence effective, they should be more closely linked to some … Continue reading

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Quantifying levels of biological invasion: towards the objective classification of invaded and invasible ecosystems

Biological invasions are a global phenomenon that threatens biodiversity, and few, if any, ecosystems are free from alien species. The relative “success” of invasion is influenced by inherent features of the species (invasiveness) and recipient ecosystems (invasibility), and factors associated … Continue reading

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NutNet in the (Science) news

The research co-operative NutNet (which includes qaecologist Joslin Moore) is featured in the News Focus section of this week’s issue of Science. The group is conducting a worldwide grassland experiment. At each site the experiment is on a small scale, and is … Continue reading

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