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New thinking required on wildlife disease

Professor Corey Bradshaw, Director of Ecological Modelling at The Environment Institute, and colleagues have recently evaluated freely available software tools that provide a realistic prediction of the spread of disease among animals. In particular, they used a combination of models to look at the possible spread of tuberculosis (TB) among feral water buffalo in the […]

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EI Members win 2010 Best Paper Award

Congratulations are awarded to Environment Institute members Jakin Ravalico, Graeme Dandy and Holger Maier, whose paper was recently named as the best paper published in Environmental Modelling and Software in the “Generic Modelling and/or Software Methods” category in 2010. The paper, titled “Management Option Rank Equivalence (MORE) – A New Method of Sensitivity Analysis for […]

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AMOS Adelaide 2011 Student Essay Prize

The Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society (AMOS) is an independent Australian society that supports and fosters interest in meteorology, oceanography and other related sciences. This is done by providing a forum for people with a common interest, and by publishing relevant material. The Society helps all those with an interest in the environment including research […]

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New Paper – Experimental comparison of aerial larvicides and habitat modification for controlling disease-carrying Aedes vigilax mosquitoes

A new paper written by Environment Institute members, Siobhan DeLittle, Barry Brook and Corey Bradshaw as well as Grant Williamson and David Bowman from Department of Plant Science, University of Tasmania and Peter Whelan from the Medical Entomology, Centre for Disease Control, Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory, has recently been published online in […]

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Plant DNA Barcodes Can Accurately Estimate Species Richness in Poorly Known Floras

A new paper written by Environment Institute members, Craig Costion, Hugh Cross and Andrew Lowe as well as Andrew Ford from CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences and Darren Crayn and Mark Harrington from the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University, has recently been published in PLoS One. The paper titled ‘Plant DNA Barcodes Can Accurately Estimate Species […]

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Professor Corey Bradshaw wins Future Fellowship

The Environment Institute would like to Congratulate Professor Corey Bradshaw, Director of Ecological Modelling at the Environment Institute, who was just announced as a winner of a Future Fellowship for funding commencing in 2011 by the Australian Research Council. The announcement was made this morning in Canberra by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and […]

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New Paper – Booming during a bust: Asynchronous population responses of arid zone lizards to climatic variables

A new paper written by Environment Institute members, Dr John Read, Professor Barry Brook and Dr Damien Fordham as well as Kelli-Jo Kovac from the Environment Section, BHP Billiton Olympic Dam, has been made available online and will soon be published in the Journal Acta Oecologica. The paper titled ‘Booming during a bust: Asynchronous population […]

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New Paper – Strange bedfellows? Techno-fixes to solve the big conservation issues in southern Asia

A new paper written by Environment Institute members, Professor Barry Brook and Professor Corey Bradshaw has been made available online and will soon be published in the Journal Biological Conservation. The paper titled ‘Strange bedfellows? Techno-fixes to solve the big conservation issues in southern Asia’ addresses the enormous conservation challenges facing mega-biodiverse South and Southeast […]

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New Publication – Managing the risk of exotic vertebrate incursions in Australia

Biological invasions are a profound contribution to human induced environmental change. Preventing the incursion of non-native species to Australia is by far the most cost-effective way to reduce future pest damage. Assoc. Prof. Phill Cassey from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide and colleagues Dr Wendy Henderson and Dr Mary Bomford […]

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New Paper: Seaweed Communities in Retreat from Ocean Warming

Several Environment Institute Researchers have been involved with a new study which has found that the warming ocean climate is causing seaweed communities, on which fauna survive, to retreat to the brink of the continent and possibly extinction. The results were published in the latest edition of Current Biology, and Dr Bayden Russell, Dr Fred […]

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