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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.

Congratulations to ESA14 Student Conference Prize Winners

ESA offers a suite of Student Conference Prizes each year recognising outstanding spoken and poster presentations as well as focussed awards for presentations on management and restoration and Australian flora, and the Marilyn Fox award for best inaugural presentation.

Inaugural ReefBlitz - Cannonvale Beach, Queensland

Sign up today for one of 23 surveys on offer to document the flora and fauna of Cannonvale Beach, stay for a presentation or interactive science display at basecamp or lend a helping hand in the beach clean-up. All ReefBlitz activities are free and are suitable for a wide range of ages.

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White Ibis & Cockatoo Survey

The Community Survey of the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Population starts this year.

ESA Student Research Grants closing October 27

Postgraduate and honours students conducting field or laboratory-based research may apply for these Student Research Awards to cover expenses such as field travel, research assistance, equipment or consumables. The maximum individual award is $1500.

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How to save a rock star from extinction

The charismatic and highly mobile Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo is regarded as the ‘Rock Star’ of the Australian bird world.

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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
The loss of a top predator would have consequences for native wildlife
Alpine grazing: does it reduce blazing?
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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