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Invitation to Comment - Coastal Swamp Oak Forest

The national Threatened Species Scientific Committee is inviting comments and submissions on a proposed listing for a nationally threatened ecological community under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Race to protect Australia’s migratory birds: Australian Ecology Research Award winner for 2017
Dr Fuller - Winner Australian Ecology Research Award

Australian research reveals that migratory bird numbers are declining with staggering severity and rapidity.

Iconic Australian marsupial heading for extinction
Rylea McGlusky

Greater gliders are Australia's largest gliding marsupial but some groups are heading for extinction: with the species conservation status now declared ‘vulnerable’.

Participate in a survey on field approaches to marine monitoring

Faced with rapid biodiversity loss, marine researchers and practitioners constrained by both diminishing budgets and rising pressures to build accountability must now more than ever design monitoring programmes that are not only robust but also cost-effective.

EMR now has an Impact Factor!

Members will appreciate that it is devilishly difficult for applied science journals to gain a Science Citation Index listing and therefore an Impact Factor - but ESA's management-focused journal Ecological Management & Restoration has swung it! 

Get involved with the ESA

As a member we encourage you to use the society to connect with ecologists and facilitate activities that help meet the objectives of the ESA. Find out how to get involved.

In the Media

Hot Topics

Australia’s Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests need attention
Research on this underappreciated Australian biome lags behind rainforest and savanna
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

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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,

Job Advertisements

There are multiple positions on offer within the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) and the Dynamics of Eco-Evolutionary Patterns (DEEP) research group. Positions available include: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (x2), Ph.D. stipend (x2) and Research Assistant.

Closing date: Monday, August 7, 2017

Student Opportunities

An exciting opportunity exists to study the dynamics of keystone habitats in agricultural landscapes...


Closing date: Monday, July 31, 2017

We have been lucky enough to have been awarded one of UNSW’s prestigious...


Closing date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Two four year PhD positions with full salary and social benefits are available with Dr Daniel Metcalfe at Lund University, Sweden (...


Closing date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

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