Tag Archives: Australia

New book: Monitoring threatened species and ecological communities

A new book is coming that aims to improve the standard of monitoring for Australia’s threatened biodiversity and I had the opportunity to contribute to one of the chapters: Chapter 21: Determining trends in irruptive desert species Summary: Populations of … Continue reading

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New paper! Population dynamics of desert mammals: similarities and contrasts within a multi-species assemblage

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Glenda M. Wardle, Vuong Nguyen and Chris R. Dickman. Published in: Ecosphere Abstract: Understanding the temporal and spatial dynamics of species populations remains a key focus of population biology, providing vital insight into the drivers that … Continue reading

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New paper: Long-term patterns of invertebrate abundance and relationships to environmental predictors factors in arid Australia

Authors: Alan B.C. Kwok, Glenda M. Wardle, Aaron C. Greenville, Chris R. Dickman. Published in: Austral Ecology This paper represents the first published study from the Desert Ecology Research Group on the invertebrates that occur in our study region in … Continue reading

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New paper: Cattle removal in arid Australia benefits kangaroos in high quality habitat but does not affect camels

Authors: Anke S. K. Frank, Glenda M. Wardle, Aaron C. Greenville and Chris R. Dickman Published in: The Rangeland Journal Abstract: Removing cattle as a management tool to conserve biodiversity may not necessarily alter grazing impacts on vegetation if other … Continue reading

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2014 ‘Ecology in Action’ Photographer of the Year

The Ecological Society of Australia “Ecology in Action” Photographic Competition is an annual event attracting amazing images celebrating the diversity of landscapes and ecosystems within Australia and New Zealand. In 2014, a new award was added for Best Portfolio and … Continue reading

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ESA 2015 conference talk: Managing species across vast spatial areas: does one size fit all?

Understanding how the spatial and temporal dynamics of populations vary across the landscape is fundamentally important to managing and conserving species. For example, populations may fluctuate in synchrony, or exhibit other forms of spatial sub-structuring, due to intrinsic population parameters … Continue reading

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My PhD journey comes to an end: the role of ecological interactions

Ecology is often described as the web of life. Many complex interactions occur across this web, including between individuals of the same or different species (biotic) or between the environment and a species (abiotic). Understanding ecological interactions, such as the … Continue reading

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