Tag Archives: Biodiversity

Postdoctoral Opportunities with the NESP Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (CAUL)

The University of Melbourne node of the NESP Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub is advertising four Research Fellow (Level A) positions.  They are seeking candidates with expertise in amphibian ecology, urban ecology, urban greening and environmental psychology to contribute … Continue reading

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More than the humble yabbie: conserving Australia’s freshwater crayfish

Australia has nearly a quarter of the world’s 600 freshwater crayfish species, but we lag far behind in conserving them (and other invertebrates). Over at Decision Point, Qaecologist Lucie Bland shines a bright light on these fascinating yet neglected species, and discusses … Continue reading

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Botanical whirlwind with Freya Thomas

Qaecologist Freya Thomas has just returned from a five month stint overseas visiting fire ecologists and managers, below she gives a brief outline on her trip, but watch her blog page for more detailed posts, upcoming as soon as she recovers … Continue reading

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Eureka for the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems!

Last night, David Keith and team won the 2015 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research, recognising their work on The Red List of Ecosystems. The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems establishes a standard method to … Continue reading

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Conferences part 2 – ESA America in Baltimore

Other lab members decided against migrating to a conference in a flock: here are two going to the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Baltimore from the 9th – 13th of August. You can check out their work. Hannah Pearson … Continue reading

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Socially-acceptable conservation planning: how can we integrate biological and social values to improve conservation?

By Rachael Vorwerk, Amy Whitehead and Heini Kujala (This article was first published in the July 2014 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) Understanding how society perceives and values different areas is important for … Continue reading

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Adaptive management of kangaroos in Wyperfeld National Park

By Chris Jones, José Lahoz-Monfort, and Cindy Hauser There are many members of QAECO who work on projects incorporating adaptive management. This post describes an example of one such project lead by Cindy and José along with Yung En Chee, Brendan … Continue reading

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Qaecologists at INTECOL, London 2013

As if the lab couldn’t get any quieter, next week 13 Qaecologists will be in London for the 11th INTECOL congress. Here are the details of their talks and posters. Check them out!! ORAL PRESENTATIONS Monday Freya Thomas, Cindy Hauser … Continue reading

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Where are the goal posts now? Setting environmental objectives in novel ecosystems 

By Jane Catford (This article was first published in the July 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) In a rapidly changing world full of strange new assemblages of species, the goal posts for conservation aren’t as … Continue reading

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Evidence and the conservation manager: what evidence does a manager need?

By Carly Cook (This article was first published in the June 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) It’s often said that there’s a gap between conservation science and conservation management, that the work of conservation researchers … Continue reading

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