Category Archives: Papers

Qaeco’s favourite papers of 2016

A little late off the mark this time around, we asked people in the lab to nominate a paper they had enjoyed in 2016. This year, we based one of our fortnightly reading groups on this topic and everyone gave … Continue reading

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QAEco’s favourite papers of 2015

compiled by Natalie Briscoe For our final post of the year, we asked everyone at QAEco to name their favourite ecology, conservation and decision science papers of 2015. The list shows our diverse interests including modelling methods (metapopulation, mechanistic, and … Continue reading

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Does More Data Mean Better Decisions?

We love more research and more data—but will they always mean better decisions? Interrogating this trade-off is at the heart of what much of Qaeco does. Over on the Methods Blog, recent PhD graduate Stefano Canessa discusses in detail The Value … Continue reading

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Changing patterns in plant invastions—Qaecologists unlock the power of the 21st century herbarium

Herbaria are more relevant than ever. Led by Aaron Dodd, Qaecologists and friends used 3 million specimen in the ‘virtual’ herbarium at the Atlas of Living Australia to study a 4 billion dollar national problem: invasive plants. You won’t believe what they … Continue reading

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A carbon code of conduct is not enough

By Hannah Pearson, Chris Baker, Natalie Briscoe, Laura Pollock and Luke Kelly. Despite our best efforts, scientists haven’t succeeded in persuading the world’s governments that reducing carbon emissions is vital for maintaining a liveable climate on earth. This might be because … Continue reading

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New paper in Nature: Eutrophication weakens stabilising effects of diversity in natural grasslands

Plant diversity, eutrophication and the stability of natural grasslands is the topic of a paper by Yann Hautier and the Nutrient Network published online this week in Nature. Check out a blog about the paper by Jos Moore (QAECO associate and NutNet member).

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QAECO’s favourite ecology and conservation papers of 2013

We asked everyone to nominate their favourite paper of 2013, and here’s what they said. What we’ve learnt from this exercise is that as a group we have diverse interests, but particularly enjoy papers published in Methods in Ecology and … Continue reading

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