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Exposing the creatures of the deep Dr Tim O’Hara, Mr Skipton Woolley , Associate Professor Brendan Wintle, Dr Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita and Dr José J. Lahoz-Monfort For the first time, a light has been shone on the diversity of creatures that … Continue reading

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Drawn to Science

We have several talented artists among us at Qaeco, not least of whom is Kate Cranney. Kate’s been using her flair for images and words in a series of pieces for Melbourne Uni student magazine Farrargo. Each piece tells us … Continue reading

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So, you want a job that lets you save the world…

In this week’s QAECO reading group, we changed tack. Rather than a science-based paper, we discussed a recent paper from the Graduate Groups of Ecology and Geography at UC Davis (Blickley et al. in press). Their paper arose from a … Continue reading

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Qaecologists at #ESA2012

Three members of QAECO are going to ESA2012 in Portland. In chronological order of their talks, we have: Mick McCarthy: “Indices of population viability” (Monday, 6 August, 2012: 2:50 PM, D136). Laura Pollock: “The role of speciation and introgression in … Continue reading

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Happy birthday!

Jane Catford pointed out to us that qaeco.com is one year old as of a couple of days ago. Ahh… don’t they grow up so fast! Massive thanks are owed to Will Morris, John Baumgartner and James Camac for all … 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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2012 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling

The 2012 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling is being held at The University of Queensland from 9-12 July. Keynote speakers are Professor Anne Chao (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan), EJ Millner-Gulland (Imperial College, London) and our very own Qaecologist … Continue reading

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Dr Mikey Bode iz in da house!!!

Yo-Yo! The freshest episode of Channel Ten’s science education TV series, SCOPE, features Qaecologist Michael Bode. Check it out and see Mike talking about his work modelling fish dispersal around the Great Barrier Reef. Although the lead up to Mike’s bit … Continue reading

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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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The intermediate disturbance hypothesis and plant invasions: implications for species richness and management

A new paper in Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics examines the relationship between the intermediate disturbance hypothesis (IDH) and alien plant invasions. IDH predicts a hump-shaped pattern between community diversity and disturbance, and is central to understanding patterns … Continue reading

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