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).
Many of Australia’s possums and gliders are under threat. Good information about where different species are greatly assists conservation programs. Members of the public can play a valuable role in helping to collect this information in their own backyards, and surrounding parks and natural areas.
Red foxes are one of the greatest threats to Australia’s native mammals and pose a major risk to livestock. To combat this, Australia spends more than $16 million per year on red fox control, with much of that money directed to poison baiting.
An international study led by The Australian National University has found a fungal disease has caused dramatic population declines in more than 500 amphibian species, including 90 extinctions, over the past 50 years.
The world is changing. Some of this change is planned and desirable. But much else is an unwanted consequence of the expansion of the human species. Those unwanted impacts will affect our lives and those of our descendants.
After undergraduate majors in Geography, Environmental Science and Botany, I did my PhD on native grasslands. I was struck by how these Critically Endangered ecosystems existing right on the edge of my city were being lost without most people even knowing about them – or understanding what amazing, super diverse ecosystems they are.