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WA Honey Possum
Our ecosystems are in danger

Over millions of years, extraordinary biodiversity evolved in Australia. And over many thousands of years, Aboriginal Australians met all of their food needs from our rich environments.

Marine Bioinvasions Conference

The International Society for the Study of Marine Bioinvasions invites you to participate in the 9th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions (ICMB-IX), in Sydney, Australia. ICMB-IX will be held at The Menzies Sydney Hotel between the 19-21 January 2016. 

Conference on wildlife tourism

Australia's third conference on wildlife tourism, "Wildlife Tourism: a Force for Biodiversity Conservation and Local Economies?" will be held in Geelong 29 Sep - 2 Oct 2015, and we have some great keynotes joining us from Australia, Asia, Africa and America.

Bell Miner bird
Tell us about the Bell Miners in your area

The bell miner, Manorina melanophrys, is a native honeyeater, endemic to eastern Australia. Like the noisy miner, Manorina melanocephala, bell miners defend a territory year-round from other bird species, particularly the eucalypt canopy where they spend most of their time feeding.

First time ever CSL fellowship program in QLD

This year @CSLaustralia is hosting its first Fellowship Program EVER in QLD and they're looking for applicants Australia-wide who want to make a positive change for the future.

Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)

The Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP) 2008-2012 was funded by the Australian Government and was concluded in June 2013.

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Killer cats
The devastating impact of feral cats on Australian biodiversity
Weed risk set to rise
New plant varieties bred for pasture will worsen the weed problem
Feral horses in Australia
Left unchecked they can have major ecological impacts
Forgotten pollinators
Challenges for managing wild pollinators in Australian agricultural landscapes
Ecological impacts of invasive cane toads
An invader’s arrival is bad news for some native species, but good news for others
Burning giants in the tropics
Will prescribed burning of giant eucalypt forests really help their regeneration?


Latest Bulletins

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.

Sometimes compiling the Bulletin, especially as deadlines rapidly approach and teaching heats up, is more stressful than not.



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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We are seeking an Editor to strengthen and complement the editorial team and to continue raising the Journal’s profile worldwide.

Closing date: Monday, June 29, 2015

The Lytle lab (science.oregonstate.edu/lytlelab) at Oregon State University...

Closing date: Monday, June 15, 2015

Griffith University has a long-established reputation for research excellence in environmental science, especially in relation to water sciences...

Closing date: Monday, June 15, 2015


Mechanisms determining species response to pine plantation establishment with Professor David Lindenmayer (ANU), Dr Alessio Mortelliti (ANU and...

Closing date: Monday, August 31, 2015

Arboreal mammals and tree hollows in the tropical savannas

Closing date: Sunday, May 31, 2015

The greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) has dramatically declined in range and abundance with changed fire regimes and introduced predators thought...

Closing date: Sunday, May 31, 2015


Lauren Young from the University of Sydney is looking for some motivated volunteer field assistants to help out with my PhD research on Plains...

Closing date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Addressing Sydney’s growing Myna population is a case for backyard science – literally.

Closing date: Sunday, May 31, 2015

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2015 Ecological Society Photo Competition

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