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The history and future of The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under considerable strain, with coral bleaching the latest in a number of environmental pressures having an impact. So does the reef's status as a World Heritage site actually help to protect it?

Photocomp 2016 is now open!

The very popular Ecology in Action Photographic Competition opened today.

Need help explaining your science? Come to media training

We’ve got media and communication training courses coming up in:

• Melbourne: Thursday 21 July, Tuesday 6 September, Thursday 27 October, Tuesday 13 December

• Sydney: Friday 2 September, Tuesday 15 November

• Adelaide: Thursday 4 August

Koala conservation: Dog bans, development restrictions could save south-east Qld population

The Queensland Government is being urged to consider dog bans and new development restrictions to save state's south-east koala population.

Banksia restoration north of Perth vital to safeguarding bird populations

While some Perth residents spent the last summer by the pool or beach, Alison Ritchie was staring at trees. Dr Ritchie, a post-doctoral fellow at Curtin University's School of Science, is researching the changes to the environment caused by decades of pine plantations, which are slowly

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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
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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

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.

Another ESA annual conference is just around the corner and leading up to this year’s event in  Adelaide the Society is offering a number of incentives to renew membership and spread the word to friends  and colleagues.

 
 

Conferences

Registration is now open!

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JOIN US for the Ecological Society of Australia’s 2016 Annual Conference Fremantle Western Australia

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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: Monday, August 29, 2016
  • Part of the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Mining Restoration
  • Applied research focus, involving collaboration with mining industry partners
  • 4-year appointment
  • Salary range:  Level A $65,232 - $88,520 p.a. or Level B $93,182 - $110,654 p.a., based on skills, ability and experience
Closing date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Student

An excellent PhD candidate with ecological skills is sought to join a new and exciting project, co-...


Closing date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

We are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated PhD candidate to work on the ARC Future Fellowship research project “Transgenerational...


Closing date: Monday, August 1, 2016

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” This well-known philosophical thought experiment...


Closing date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Volunteer

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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