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2017 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

CoastAdapt: A new tool for a changing climate helps coastal communities prepare

Coastal decision makers can now test a new tool that provides them with pretty much everything they need to adapt their community or business to coastal climate impacts.

Photography workshop at ESA2016

We are very excited to be conducting a photography workshop at the 2016 conference. It will be run by ecologists/photographers Alan Kwok and Aaron Greenville at the Kings Park Gardens on Friday the 2nd of December.

Lauren van Galen scholarship winner
ESA Applied Forest Ecology Scholarship

In 2016, with the assistance of a generous anonymous donor, ESA offered a new research grant opportunity aimed at Honours and Masters level students studying Forest Ecology.

Dale Nimmo Wiley Next Generation Ecologist
2016 Wiley Next Generation Ecologist Award

Congratulations to Dale Nimmo of Charles Sturt University, recipient of the 2016 Wiley Next Generation Award.

In the Media

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At high densities kangaroo grazing can reduce biodiversity
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Climate Change: trees under pressure
Climate change causes widespread tree mortality and health declines
Climate Change. Marine range shifts in SE Australia
Documented range shifts already have impacts on ecosystems, human health and the economy
Climate change: alters plant recruitment from seed
Climate change threatens plant communities around Australia by altering plant recruitment
Climate change: underwater forest decline
Loss of kelp forest places commercial fisheries at risk
Invader from the dark side
Shade-tolerant weed threatens Australian World Heritage Rainforests

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Latest Bulletins

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.

Those of you that have been reading the Bulletin for some years will notice that Ben Gooden is no longer editing the Bulletin. Ben has passed the torch onto me, and hopefully I will not drop it and burn the house down.

 
 

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Classification: ANU Officer Level 5/6 (Research)
Salary package: $66,904 - $79,230 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Employment Term: Fixed Term 21 months

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Closing date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $94,287 - $107,381 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Employment term: Fixed term with an expected end date of 30 June 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced academic researcher to:

  • Contribute to a cutting edge research project
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Closing date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Classification: ANU Officer Level 7
Salary package: $83,223 - $87,570 per annum plus 17% Superannuation

Employment Term: Continuing Contingent Funded with an expected end date of two (2) years

  • Work with a large dynamic group of field ecologists
  • Contribute to large-scale empirical biodiversity and landscape ecology studies
  • Fieldwork in woodland, forest and coastal environments

Position overview

Closing date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Ecological Society of Australia is seeking to appoint a part-time Media Communications Officer to work directly with our Media Working Group to deliver a suite of media and communication services that will enhance public awareness of ecology and ecological research, and its relevance to environmental policy and biodiversity management and conservation.

Closing date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Student Opportunities

An excellent PhD candidate with ecological skills is sought to join a...


Closing date: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Exciting PhD scholarship opportunity to work on wild insect pollinator biodiversity and crop pollination ecosystem services!


Closing date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A PhD project is available in David Chapple’s Evolutionary Ecology of Environmental Change research group at Monash University (...


Closing date: Monday, September 5, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities

Researchers at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods are seeking volunteers to assist in catching, tracking, surveying and...


Closing date: Monday, October 31, 2016

2016 Ecological Society Photo Competition

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