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Communicating ecological research with flair

The extraordinary public communication efforts of young researchers are being recognised through an annual prize.

Be inspired! It’s in our nature

National Tree Day (July 30) & Schools Tree Day (July 28)

Early-bird registration for the 2017 Australasian Ornithological Conference​

The AOC is a biennial event for anyone interested in the study and conservation of Australasian birds, supported by Birdlife Australia and Birds New Zealand. It provides a forum for ornithologists and conservationists to exchange research findings and to network with many of the region

Feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park

It is well established that feral horses degrade the alpine environment and are likely to drive already threatened species closer to extinction.

Dolphins & devils, corals & cane toads: million-dollar endowment funds Australia’s newest ecologists

More than $1 million in funds for students were announced today by the Ecological Society of Australia.

Superb: funds to find why female lyrebirds mimic predators

Male superb lyrebirds are renowned for their celebrated vocal mimicry, but researchers have recently found that female lyrebirds are spectacular mimics, too. New research is investigating why female superb lyrebirds mimic other species, and why some are better at it than others. 

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,

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The Field Ecologist is responsible for the timely execution of ecological monitoring programs to support environmental water delivery and other operations in the magnificent Murray River river red gum forests. The Field Ecologist will enjoy analysing survey data and producing scientific reports. In this role you will utilise your excellent communication skills to effectively communicate and address environmental outcomes and risks.

Closing date: Friday, July 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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