Tag Archives: environmental science

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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Choose your cake and eat it too: A very QAECO morning tea

By Natasha Cadenhead How do academics forage at morning tea? Do sweets go extinct faster than savouries? Which cake should you eat? How much should you eat? How close should you be to the coffee? The exit? Yesterday we hosted … Continue reading

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McKenzie Fellowships at The University of Melbourne

Professor John McKenzie was Dean of Science and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at The University of Melbourne. Recognizing his contribution to research and especially mentoring of young researchers, The University of Melbourne established an annual recruitment of McKenzie Fellows. These fellowships … Continue reading

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Two jobs at Museum Victoria to work with QAECO

Two jobs have just been advertised to work on frogs with Dr Jane Melville at Museum Victoria and with QAECO principal researcher Dr Kirsten Parris. One job is a full-time position for two years as a Project Officer, and the … Continue reading

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ARC-CEED Early Career Researcher Visiting Fellowships

Want to come and spend some time at some of the ARC-CEED hubs like the QAECO lab at the University of Melbourne? Well then, a CEED overseas early career researcher visiting fellowship is just the ticket. Applicants can apply to … Continue reading

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Melbourne Water’s annual frog census launch

Check out this article in today’s Herald Sun where you’ll find Qaecologist Claire Keely and a friend promoting the launch of Melbourne Water’s annual frog census.

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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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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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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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Qaecology Reading Group: Saccheri et al, 1998

Once a fortnight the Qaecology lab gathers round a couple of packets of Tim Tams and a pot of coffee to discuss a paper. This week the theme was extinction risk and the paper chosen was Saccheri et al’s, Inbreeding … Continue reading

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