Tag Archives: long-term research

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: Spatial and temporal synchrony in reptile population dynamics in variable environments

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Glenda M. Wardle, Vuong Nguyen and Chris R. Dickman. Published in: Oecologia Abstract: Resources are seldom distributed equally across space, but many species exhibit spatially synchronous population dynamics. Such synchrony suggests the operation of large-scale external … 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: On the validity of visual cover estimates for time series analyses

Authors: Vuong Nguyen, Aaron Greenville, Chris Dickman and Glenda Wardle. Journal: Plant Ecology Abstract: Changes in vegetation cover are strongly linked to important ecological and environmental drivers such as fire, herbivory, temperature, water availability and altered land use. Reliable means … Continue reading

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ESA2014 conference talk: the web of arid life

The web of arid life: biotic and abiotic interactions in a changing world. Below is my abstract and slides for the Ecological Society of Australia annual conference. My talk is a summary of the last three years on my PhD … Continue reading

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A 25 year commitment to digging for answers in the sand

Remote regions of Australia are rarely studied, but one research group from the School of Biological Sciences has been heading to the Simpson Desert for the last 25 years. This long-distance relationship has endured droughts, floods, fires and flies, but: … Continue reading

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