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Awards for student research projects on herpetofauna

The Australian Society of Herpetologists, Inc. will support a limited number of student research projects that focus on Australian herpetofauna. Honours and Masters students can apply for up to $1000 and PhD students can apply for up to $2000. 

Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarship - now open
Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarship - now open

The ESA is offering $6,000 to support the field-based research of a Postgraduate Student working in applied ecology.

Entries and nominations are now open for the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science communication & journalism and school science.

Call for abstracts

The 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics will be held in Melbourne between 8-12 Feburary 2016.

Ecohydraulics is central to many challenges facing river and water resource management around the world.

Best friends or mortal enemies?: The complex ecological roles of Australia’s predators

The ESA's Research Chapters director Dr Euan Ritchie is giving this lecture at the Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne on 12 March between 7pm -8.45pm. 

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Latest Bulletins

Sometimes compiling the Bulletin, especially as deadlines rapidly approach and teaching heats up, is more stressful than not.

Showcasing case studies, penned by Dr Bert De Groef on biological conservation and Drs Jemima Stuart-Smith and Grett Pecl on 'citizen scientists'. 



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 purpose of the Fellowship is to enable ecologists resident in Australia or New Zealand to share their expertise by visiting scientific centres...

Closing date: Monday, June 15, 2015

The Stouffer Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand invites applications for a postdoctoral...

Closing date: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified experts interested in membership on the ACT Scientific Committee (formerly the ACT...

Closing date: Sunday, March 15, 2015


A postgraduate studentship is available to pursue a PhD on the evolution and ecology of a novel bacterial species, Yersinia entomophaga.

Closing date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This is a full-time, fixed term position for an initial two year period, Mar 2015 - Mar 2017, with the possibility of an extension for a further...

Closing date: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pre-existing data combined with data from the above projects will be used to build decision models to optimise landscape-level harvest planning...

Closing date: Saturday, February 28, 2015


Museum Victoria encourages undergraduate and graduate students to undertake internship or work placement projects with a range of departments...

Closing date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ESA is seeking a committed person to solicit, edit and upload project summaries that form part of the Society’s Ecological Management &...

Closing date: Sunday, March 1, 2015

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