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Review of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Help the Victorian Government to improve the FFG Act.

Due to the high level of interest and number of other reforms underway, the government has extended the submission period for an additional 2 weeks. Submissions will now close at 5:00pm on 28 March 2017.

UTS Water Workshop: Satellite Sensing of the Hydrologic Cycle: New Sensors, Datasets and Approaches

This is a comprehensive Tutorial including data access, practical exercises video and demonstrations. It covers topics including: basic microwave remote sensing, sensor description, data products, calibration/validation, and applications.

Do you have common Ivy in your backyard?
  • We need citizen scientists across Australia
Billions, not millions, needed to prevent further extinctions of threatened species

The Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) says the Federal Government’s new prospectus to save Australia’s threatened species is a positive i

Have your say on Whitsundays Plan of Management

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the Whitsundays Plan of Management.

Ecological Society of Australia supports control of introduced rabbits

The Ecological Society of Australia supports this month’s release of a virus to control rabbits.

In the Media

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Managing fire for plant and animal conservation
Putting fire to work for conservation requires local knowledge
Managing tensions around urban flying-fox roosts
Careful context-specific consideration is needed in decision making for urban flying-fox roosts
Climate change: Alpine shrubs as ecosystem engineers
Climate warming promotes shrub cover and range expansion via landscape flammability, snow accumulation and nutrient cycling feedbacks
At high densities kangaroo grazing can reduce biodiversity
Over-abundant kangaroos reduce the diversity of native wildlife and are a danger to threatened species
Climate Change: trees under pressure
Climate change causes widespread tree mortality and health declines

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Latest Bulletins

The Ecological Society of Australia is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment. Each year, the fund supports around 200 post-graduate students to conduct research in ecology, wildlife management, and natural history studies.

Welcome to the new look ESA Bulletin. Regular readers will have noticed a change to the type of content being featured.

 
 

Conferences

EcoTas 2017

The joint conference of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society
26 November - 1 December 2017
Cypress Lakes Conference Centre in the Hunter Valley in NSW

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The Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution is recruiting for a new Senior Lecturer in Plant Ecology

For full details please visit

Closing date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

HIE: A Scientific Basis for Assisted Gene Migration Under Climate Change

The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE)(opens in new window)Opens in a new window is one of three institutes within Western Sydney University. The plant adaptation group at HIE is widely recognised for their work testing the capacity to respond to climate through adaptive genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity.

 

Closing date: Friday, March 31, 2017

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution is recruiting for a new Professor of Ecology

Closing date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Student Opportunities

The Carnivore Conservancy (TCC) is seeking applicants for up to four Ph.D.


Closing date: Friday, March 31, 2017

2016 Ecological Society Photo Competition

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