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Bouncing bilby; Photographer: Hannah Bannister
Register for the Australian Mammal Society Conference

The 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society will be held at the main Sandy Bay Campus of the University of Tasmania in Hobart from 6 – 10th July 2015.

Save a species walk - help save our plant life

The Save a Species 2015 initiative seeks to raise awareness about the efforts underway to save our planet’s biodiversity on a local level, thus ensuring a vibrant future for the world’s fifth most biodiverse country. 

Feral Cat
Your chance to comment on plan to tackle feral cat threat

Feral cats threaten the survival of over 100 native species in Australia, and now is your chance to have your say on how best to reduce their impact.

Register for the Bushfire Conference

Fire and Restoration: working with fire for healthy lands is the theme of the 10th biennial bushfire conference to be held on 26th & 27th May 2015 in Sydney.  

Celebrating International Forestry

The World Forests Day on 21 March highlighted the role of forests in international development, poverty alleviation, responding to climate change and biodiversity conservation. Over one billion people around the world rely directly on forests for their subsistence livelihoods.

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Feral horses in Australia
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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
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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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Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Ecology and Evolution.

Closing date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Three year position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in fungal molecular ecology is available at the University of Oslo, Norway: Soil fungi play...

Closing date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Professor Dustin Marshall is seeking two experienced quantitative ecologists to explore the dynamics of biological systems, specifically how size...

Closing date: Sunday, May 10, 2015


The greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis), is considered vulnerable to extinction.

Closing date: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Looking for a PhD student to work within the Seychelles Warbler Project, a collaboration between evolutionary ecologists at UEA (UK), Groningen (...

Closing date: Friday, April 24, 2015

This PhD studentship will take an intra-disciplinary approach to explore the development and impact of rewilding conservation in Europe.

Closing date: Thursday, April 30, 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

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2015 Ecological Society Photo Competition

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