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).
Northern Australia’s mammals have suffered catastrophic declines over the last 30 years. A major new study has found that protecting and recovering habitat by improving fire management and reducing feral cattle, horses and buffaloes is the best approach to address the crisis.
Fire is a complex, important and pervasive ingredient in the ecology of Australia. It destroys life but brings renewal. Professor John Woinarski of Charles Darwin University discusses the catastrophic losses of the 2019–20 fires, and how we can move on from mourning to action that can limit such future devastation.
Clare is a Biodiversity Field Officer with the Australian National University’s Sustainable Farms project. She tells us how she came to this role after an early life on farms in the UK, some bullet-dodging and globe-trotting.
The box gum grassy woodlands once stretched across south-eastern Australia, but have been reduced to less than 5% of their former extent. Holly Vuong speaks with Ann Kristin Raymer and Heather Keith of The Australian National University (ANU) about their new research, part of ANU’s Sustainable Farms, on developing ecosystem accounts for the woodlands to understand why this threatened ecological community is so valuable.
To help land managers get the best outcomes from their fox control investments, a collaborative project funded by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub and Victorian government agencies has developed a new fox population modelling tool. Dr Bronwyn Hradsky of The University of Melbourne led the project and is now working with agencies to apply the tool across Victoria. Here we discuss FoxNet and its applications.