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Passing of Mike Bull
Professor Mike Bull

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Professor Mike Bull. Mike Bull has left an enduring legacy for Ecology worldwide.

2016 Outstanding Outreach Award winners announced

The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and the Ecological Society of Australia have joined forces to award six early career researchers doing an exceptional job of communicating ecological research to the public, and inspiring other ecologists to get involved in outreach.

The epic duck challenge: Sky cameras improve wildlife monitoring

Researchers have created colonies of model birds to show that unmanned aerial vehicles provide a highly accur

Small native mammals disappearing from south-east Australia

Four decades of research and monitoring of small native mammals in Victoria’s eastern Otway Ranges reveals ongoing declines in numbers, including some threatened species.

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Latest Bulletins

Welcome to the new look ESA Bulletin. Regular readers will have noticed a change to the type of content being featured.

As the year rolls on, we are solidly preparing for the 2016 ESA conference in Fremantle. Abstracts have now closed and registration is now open for this exciting event.

 
 

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The Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution is recruiting for three new positions; Professor of Ecology, Senior Lecturer in Plant Ecology and Lecturer in Biology.

Closing date: Thursday, December 8, 2016

We have an exciting opportunity to undertake a PhD aimed at understanding the role of soil microbes in facilitating plant invasions. Invasive plant species can affect the ecosystems they invade by altering soil microbial communities, potentially leading to feedbacks that cause long-term and irreversible changes to both plant and soil communities. 

Closing date: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Student Opportunities

Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg


Closing date: Sunday, January 15, 2017

The ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration is a joint research initiative of Curtin University, Kings Park and the University of Western Australia...


Closing date: Friday, December 23, 2016

Calling all PhD, Masters and Honours Students (for 2017/2018 start): ARC project ‘Energetic basis to seed longevity and storage’...


Closing date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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