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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. 

New research fund to illuminate how bright lights cause sleepless nights

City lights may make you feel safe, but they might also keep animals up at night. Anne Aulsebrook, from the University of Melbourne’s School of Biosciences, is researching the effects of artificial light on the daily rhythms of urban birds.

The wild life of female promiscuity and the evolution of family living

A mystery of evolution – that is, why animals cooperate when cheating helps the fittest survive – is being addressed thanks to new wildlife funding that could explain the origins of family living. Mr Tom Botterill-James from the University of Tasmania’

Thwop! What are whales really saying?

What motivates whales to make social sounds, and will it matter if the noise from increased shipping means they can’t hear each other? These are questions that Ms Dana Cusano, from the University of Queensland, hopes to answer using new ecological rese

Monitoring to report on farm biodiversity management outcomes

Well designed monitoring programs show that on farm management of biodiversity through management of remnant native vegetation, augmented by well planned additional planting, has improved biodiversity outcomes on agricultural land in the woodlands of south eastern Australia.

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