An exciting opportunity to join the Threatened Species Recovery Hub and work towards improving the outcomes of Australia's threatened species and ecological
Applications are open for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position, within Assoc Prof Martine Maron's research team. The Research Fellow will also collaborate with researchers across The University of Queensland and at other universities, and work closely with government departments to provide research that informs better offset policy.
The role involve specific outcome-oriented research focusing on cost effective biodiversity offsetting.
Applications close 31 March 2016. Click here for more information.
Photo: Brigalow, Acacia harpophylla (Margaret Donald, Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0).
Conservation managers considering the implementation of nest boxes programs need to give careful consideration to design, colour, placement and shade profile of nest boxes.
The vast brigalow forest that extended from northern New South Wales to southern Queensland has been cleared in the space of 60 years and it seems that many species have become threatened as a result. Rod Fensham and co-workers have identified the plant species that are likely to have become threatened and many of these species were not previously recognised as imperilled.
Monitoring is fundamental to good policy and effective conservation management. Data derived from monitoring underpin the process for listing of species as threatened, which is a precursor to recognition in policy.
TSR Hub researcher David Lindenmayer and colleagues embarked on a four-year case study examining the impacts of a biodiversity offset which established nest boxes to compensate for the losses of natural tree hollows caused by the widening of sections of the Hume Highway (the road linking Sydney and Melbourne).
In recent months you may have noticed some energetic public debate about what is the biggest threat to threatened species in Australia. Is it feral cats and foxes or is it the clearing and degradation of native vegetation?