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Real-life testing of CoastAdapt

NCCARF invites proposals from organisations interested in being a test case for CoastAdapt.

Small research projects funding available

NCCARF invites proposals for small research projects to support development of any aspect of its on-line decision support and information delivery framework, CoastAdapt. 

Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum in Brisbane 27-31st March 2017

Just as ecosystems are diverse (e.g. natural, built and agricultural; terrestrial, aquatic, coastal and marine), so are the communities (e.g.

ESA 2016 Conference Student Prize Winners

Many thanks to the army of people who took the time to judge the amazing array of student presentations; winners below:

Tropical grassy biomes: linking ecology, human use and conservation

Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions B entitled Tropical grassy biomes: linking ecology, human use and conservation compiled

2016 Outstanding Outreach Award winners announced

The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and the Ecological Society of Australia have joined forces to award six early career researchers doing an exceptional job of communicating ecological research to the public, and inspiring other ecologists to get involved in outreach.

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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

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

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.

 
 

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Fully funded PhD position available in the Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology of Birds Group @ Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The PhD project is to study how temperature affects nestling development using a combination of existing and newly-collected data. The research will focus on effects of nest temperatures on metabolism, growth, heat stress, immune maturation, adult performance and molecular aging and how these effects might be mitigated by cooperative breeding.

Closing date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This is a full-time, fixed term position (Academic Level A) for an initial one year period with the possibility of an extension for a further 1-2 years.

The position

Closing date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Student Opportunities

This PhD project is to study local adaptations and evolution in Tasmanian devils and their facial tumour disease.


Closing date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg


Closing date: Sunday, January 15, 2017

2016 Ecological Society Photo Competition

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