• To celebrate Open Access Week all Royal Society content will be free to access until Sunday 26 October. All Royal Society journals welcome open access submissions.

  • Recently, Horace Dediu on his podcast the Critical Path cited a figure that Apple had sold 10 million iPhone 6 on the first weekend of their release – an extraordinary figure.

  • ESA offers a suite of Student Conference Prizes each year recognising outstanding spoken and poster presentations as well as focussed awards for presentations on management and restoration and Australian flora, and the Marilyn Fox award for best inaugural presentation.

  • Sign up today for one of 23 surveys on offer to document the flora and fauna of Cannonvale Beach, stay for a presentation or interactive science display at basecamp or lend a helping hand in the beach clean-up. All ReefBlitz activities are free and are suitable for a wide range of ages.

  • The Community Survey of the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Population starts this year.

    cockatoo survey
  • Postgraduate and honours students conducting field or laboratory-based research may apply for these Student Research Awards to cover expenses such as field travel, research assistance, equipment or consumables. The maximum individual award is $1500.

  • The charismatic and highly mobile Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo is regarded as the ‘Rock Star’ of the Australian bird world.

    Black  Cockatoo
  • This summer, let’s keep our beaches beautiful and litter-free!

    Keep NSW Beautiful is taking a stand against litter this summer with their new initiative, Take the Pledge, by getting as many people as they can to promise:

    Take the  Pledge - keep litter off our beaches
  • The 2014 winners of the Ecological Society of Australia’s photo competition were announced today at the Society’s conference in Alice Springs.

    Glory to the Sun - overall winner 2014 ESA Photocomp
  • Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by more than half a million tonnes over the past year across northern Australia.  This is a win for the environment, and land managers have benefitted through the sale of carbon credits.