Melissa Christi
Academic Freedom

Scientific advice on the environment and threatened species is being withheld from public debate, new research reveals.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Results of an industry-wide survey on science suppression in Australia, conducted by The Ecological Society….... Read more

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Without ecologists at the policy table, new nature laws could lead to extinctions

Friday, 29 November 2019

“Ecologists have important data and expertise to inform the review of Australia’s nature laws so….... Read more

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New research highlights the suppression of ecological and conservation science

Friday, 29 November 2019

It’s not just the media that needs freedom to report on important issues of public….... Read more

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From quolls to emus: how the animals of the Tasmanian Midlands help guide conservation

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ecologists gathering in Launceston this week are discussing how the animals of the Tasmanian Midlands….... Read more

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Hairy crayfish; forest ghosts; Tarkine reflections; and more amazing nature images – ecology photo competition winners announced

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Winning images from the annual Ecology in Action Photo Competition have been announced at the….... Read more

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Productive farms are critical to saving species and protecting biodiversity in Tasmania and beyond

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Farmers helping to conserve Tasmanian midlands’ unique biodiversity; does money grow on trees? The business….... Read more

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Big knowledge needed to help answer big questions when managing Country

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

The First Australians helped plants branch out; fire season calendar a guide for better burns;….... Read more

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Call for citizen scientists – ecologists gathering in Launceston want to know what nature is in your backyard

Sunday, 24 November 2019

600 ecologists gathering in Launceston have called for locals’ help to snap local plants, fungi….... Read more

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From preventing bushfire to saving species, ecology offers practical solutions

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Over 600 ecologists gathering to discuss how we address the big issues facing our planet….... Read more

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Weather radars reign for info on flying animals

Friday, 4 October 2019

Scientists are using weather radars, originally developed to measure rainfall, to study the flight patterns….... Read more

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Australia should seize the opportunity to become a global conservation leader

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

One million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, and the current laws and….... Read more

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Native plants are taking back their homes

Monday, 8 April 2019

Native plant species are reclaiming their territory as they bounce back in habitats that we’ve….... Read more