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New prize opens today

The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and the Ecological Society of Australia have joined forces to establish a new prize for early career researchers who are doing an exceptional job of communicating ecological research to the public.

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Make a donation online

It is now easy to make a donation to the ESA. Simply visit the Donate/Support the ESA page on our website and you can make a tax deductible donation online using your credit card.

INNGE - network for early career ecologists

The International Network of Next Generation Ecologists (INNGE, [in-jee]) is a network of ecologists that seeks to bring early career ecologists together from around the world.

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Bring a friend & win!


Darwin Outlook Conference
Darwin Regional Outlook Conference

ABARES Darwin Regional Outlook conference 8 July

SOBC Conference
Society for Conservation Biology 4th Oceania Congress

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Oceania section is proud to team up with the University of Queensland Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science (CBCS) to host the 4th Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology (OCCB) to be held on July 6-8, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Killer cats
The devastating impact of feral cats on Australian biodiversity
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New plant varieties bred for pasture will worsen the weed problem
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Left unchecked they can have major ecological impacts
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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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The Luc Hoffmann Institute, based at WWF International, Switzerland, in partnership with WCMC, seek a full time Biodiversity, Threats and Drivers...

Closing date: Monday, July 13, 2015

Westoby comparative ecology lab will consider appointing a 1 year fulltime postdoc beginning August 2015.

Closing date: Friday, July 31, 2015

A postdoctoral research assistant position is available at the University of Stirling to work with Dr Nils Bunnefeld, Dr Aidan Keane (University...

Closing date: Friday, July 31, 2015


The School of Environmental and Rural Science at UNE is offering a unique and exciting opportunity for a motivated, independent and adventurous...

Closing date: Friday, July 31, 2015

We are seeking applicants with an interest and background in pollination, entomology, plant-animal interactions and/or biodiversity in...

Closing date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

PhD student needed to develop and apply next generation DNA sequencing methods for community conservation of highly endangered tree kanagroos in...

Closing date: Saturday, October 31, 2015


Volunteers are needed for ongoing monitoring of Glossy black-cockatoo nests on Monday to Thursdays from around 4pm onwards, until the beginning of...

Closing date: Monday, August 31, 2015

I am looking for a volunteer with some experience in catching skinks that would have availability to do field work from 6 of July to 6 of August...

Closing date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Volunteers needed to assist with the direct trapping and tracking (using fluroescent powder tracking and radio-tracking) of a targeted gecko...

Closing date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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