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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: 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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Poll open! Vote for your #favRpackage

Thanks for all the great nominations for #favRpackage!  The poll is open – vote now for your favourite R package for ecology or conservation-related data analysis. Poll closes 10 October.

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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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Merlion conservation? #ConsAsia2016

Suddenly there’s a flurry of regional conservation meetings! While many will escape the cold and head up to Brisbane next week for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania meeting; this week it’s the joint meeting of SCB Asia and Association … Continue reading

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Homage to Hanski

A tribute from QAECO Ecology lost a giant last week. It was with great sadness that we at QAECO heard of Professor Ilkka Hanski’s passing after a long illness. Ilkka’s career profoundly affected us. From metapopulation theory, through expansive empirical … Continue reading

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