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Mark Westoby - NSW Scientist of the Year
Mark Westoby – NSW Scientist of the Year

Long term ESA Member Professor Mark Westoby, one of the world's most influential ecologists, has been named NSW Scientist of the Year!

Veski fellowships and inspiring women internships

The veski innovation fellowships are open to Australian and non-Australian researchers and scientists in the fields of science and innovative technology, specifically in the areas of: biotechnology; biomedical; advanced manufacturing including food science and bioengineering; environmental and en

Nominations open - Science & Technology Australia's Executive committee

Nominations are now open for Science & Technology Australia's Executive committee. Four positions are available: 

$500,000 in National Science Week grants

The 2015 National Science Week grant round has a total value of $500,000, with individual grants of up to $25,000 available.

Royal Society content is currently free to access

To celebrate Open Access Week all Royal Society content will be free to access until Sunday 26 October. All Royal Society journals welcome open access submissions.

What do we do with all the holes? Managing the post-mining landscape

Recently, Horace Dediu on his podcast the Critical Path cited a figure that Apple had sold 10 million iPhone 6 on the first weekend of their release – an extraordinary figure.

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Feral horses in Australia
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Burning giants in the tropics
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Demise of the dingo
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A large body of evidence shows that it does not


2014 Ecological Society Photo Competition


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Student Opportunities

We are providing four PhD top-up scholarships to use advanced and exciting new ways of measuring forest biodiversity (birds, beetles and plants)...

Closing date: Friday, October 31, 2014

An excellent PhD student is sought to join a new and exciting project, co-funded by the ANU Research School of Biology and the Australian Research...

Closing date: Friday, October 31, 2014

The study of parental effects is a fundamental area in evolutionary ecology, but is characterised by poor integration of proximate causation and...

Closing date: Friday, October 31, 2014

The Western Ausralian Museum is looking for a Terrestrial Zoology Curator (Mammals).

Closing date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellows are invited to apply for a position within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions...

Closing date: Sunday, November 2, 2014

Faculty of Forest Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden

Closing date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BirdLife Australia’s Birds in Backyards Program has been running online bird surveys for citizen scientists since 2005.

Closing date: Friday, October 31, 2014

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