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"Ecology in Action" 2017

Next Generation Award winner

Congratulations to Dr Westgate who recently received the 2017 Wiley Next Generation Ecologist Award for his work, which includes a $3000 professional development gran

2018 Science and Innovation Awards

Grants to realise big ideas for agriculture from young rural innovators

Word games to help scientists save animals from extinction

A Canberra researcher is developing a way for scientists to keep up with the ever-increasing number of academic papers.

Threatened Species Recovery Forum - 4 October 2017

The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand in collaboration with the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Programme Threatened Species Recovery Hub is convening a one-day forum featuring a range of presentations about the latest spatial information, population data,

Early Career Ecologist Twitter Symposium Program

Early Career Ecologist Twitter Symposium #ECEcol17 - 16 August 2017 between 7-9pm AEST.

Putting ecology to work in a changing world. Join in the discussion.

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

Coping with 'A World of Wounds' (John Benson); Mental health of tertiary students (Michelle Walter); ESA President Don Driscoll's letter to Premier Berijiklian and more…

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.

 
 

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

EcoSmart Ecology and the University of the Sunshine Coast are seeking a suitable student to undertake post-graduate research on Pseudantechinus mimulus (Masters or PhD considered).  The research, which will include a large field component, will be conducted in north-western Queensland and nearby Northern Territory.  This position is funded with a generous stipend and will be part-time or full-time (to be negotiated).  Only students with previous field experience and demonstrated ability to work independently in remote locations will be considered.

Closing date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Reintroduction Biology of Australian Small Mammals: the Eastern Chestnut Mouse (

Closing date: Friday, September 15, 2017

PhD Top-Up Scholarship: The Reintroduction Genetics of a Restoring Woodland Faunal Community

Closing date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Student Opportunities

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) in association with The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (on behalf of the joint...


Closing date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) in association with The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (on behalf of the joint...


Closing date: Friday, January 26, 2018

These projects will suit students with interest and knowledge in plant evolutionary ecology, ...


Closing date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2016 Ecological Society Photo Competition

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