Tag Archives: climate change

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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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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Species on the move: things to consider when translocating species

The last QAECO reading group tackled a topic of great interest to all the people in the group, be they Q, A, or ECO. We discussed a new paper in Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences where Mark … Continue reading

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QAECOlogist Talks at #ESAus2012

We’re looking forward to ecologists descending on Melbourne for the 2012 meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia. QAECO is sponsoring a student mixer on the Wednesday evening (I think it’s full in case you were hoping to get ticket), … Continue reading

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Role of protected areas in species’ range expansions

In this week’s QAECO Reading Group we talked about whether and how protected areas (PAs) may facilitate species’ range expansions – a topic that is becoming increasingly important as the global climate changes. In their recent PNAS paper, Thomas et … 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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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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Qaecologists in the Media

Brendan is the lead author on a paper published in Nature Climate Change this week looking at how to optimise investment in conservation under climate change. Brendan discusses the findings in The Conversation and you can see him in the flesh on the ABC … Continue reading

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Some great new blog posts

We have some interesting blog entries coming out of the lab at the moment. Dr. Michael McCarthy has recently written a piece on the SLOSS (Single Large or Several Small) reserves debate. Dr. Georgia Garrard has written a nice piece … Continue reading

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Projected impacts of climate change on Callitris verrucosa

This video shows the projected impact of climate change on the suitability of habitat for the conifer Callitris verrucosa (Mallee pine) in Australia, and the consequences for the size and distributions of populations for the period 2000-2100. Habitat suitability is … Continue reading

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