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'Bin chickens' - the Ibis hated & misunderstood

A marvel of evolution, a sad tale of environmental degradation and an urgent will to survive: there's a lot more to the Australian white ibis—or bin chicken—than meets the eye.

NSW Nature Conservation Council's Annual Conference

The NSW Nature Conservation Council's Annual Conference in Sydney on the weekend of October 24-25 is an excellent opportunity to meet others working to protect nature, hear inspiring great speakers, learn new skills, and hear about a broad array of environmental topics.

Eco-Stats ’15: Technological advances between Ecology and Statistics

Abstract submissions close soon!  (October 9th).

Spatio-Temporal Statistical Modelling Course

7 December 2015 at the Sydney Business School, Circular Quay Sydney. This short course has been scheduled to coincide with the Eco-Stats '15 Conference on 8-10 December 2015 UNSW, Sydney.

2016 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Young Australian researchers, innovators and scientists aged 18-35 active in the agriculture sector are invited to apply for a share of $240,000 in grants as part of the 2016 Science and Innovation Awards.

Native Animals: How do you live with them?

Australians share their land with a unique range of native animals and our encounters with them can bring a mixture of joy, wonder, risk, danger and annoyance. There might be an unwelcome possum in your roof or an adorable joey you've nursed to health.

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In this special herpetology issssssssssssssue...

At ESA14, held last year in Alice Springs, I was fortunate enough to see a series of talks on the intersection of  ‘nature’ and urbanisation (that is, ‘urban ecology’) by some of ESA’s excellent student and ECR members, such  as Caragh Threllfall and Pia Lentini.



ESA 2015 Annual Conference

ESA's Annual Conference will take place in Adelaide this year. It will be a fantastic opportunity to engage with some of the world’s leading ecologists, and enjoy the biodiversity of South Australian ecology. 

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The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment is seeking to appoint a talented post-doctoral fellow (Level A) to...

Closing date: Sunday, November 22, 2015

A new project has just commenced with the aim of generating new knowledge about the life-cycles and biology of a range of invertebrate pest and...

Closing date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

This is a strategic leadership role that is responsible for leading and managing the Branch that represents, cares for and develops the Museum’s...

Closing date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Introduced pastoral grasses have become major global drivers of ecosystem change, causing native plant assemblages to be transformed through...

Closing date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Plant Invasion and Restoration Ecology Lab (PIREL) at Macquarie University, Australia, is seeking a PhD candidate to work on a project...

Closing date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE) at Western Sydney University, Australia, is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate to...

Closing date: Friday, October 16, 2015


I am looking for a few volunteer field assistants to help out with my PhD research on plains mouse refuges at sites in the southern Northern...

Closing date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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