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New Paper: Understanding Biological Invasions

Invasive species cost us billions of dollars each year and pose a grave threat to native fauna and flora. New research proposes a framework to develop a global network for invasion science to stop the threat from invasive species. Published in the journal Biological Invasion, the research addresses fundamental gaps in our understanding of invasive […]

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Upcoming Event: Science at the Shine Dome

Every year, Science at the Shine Dome celebrates the rich achievements of Australia’s foremost physical and biological scientists. The 3-day festival is an opportunity for scientists and the public alike to learn new knowledge and will be capped off by the Life on the loose symposium. The Life on the loose: species and invasion control […]

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A Brave New Green World: does a price on carbon help protect Australia’s biodiversity?

As Australia shifts to cut greenhouse gas emissions is it also possible to enhance our biodiversity? A new peer-reviewed paper by Environment Institute members Corey Bradshaw and Barry Brook (with others) directly addresses this question, showing “biodiversity-related enhancement schemes (including environmental plantings and invasive species reduction) can be compatible with carbon-sequestration initiatives”. The authors find […]

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Call for presentations – Lake Eyre Basin Biennial Conference

The 6th Biennial Lake Eyre Basin Conference is to be held from 17-19 September 2013 with the theme Basin Voice: shared understanding and action for a sustainable LEB future and the Ministerial Forum is calling for presentations at the event. The call is open for oral and poster presentations to address the conference theme and […]

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ethology Investigates: Invasive Species online conference

Be a part of the next ethology Investigates online conference from 15-17 April 2013. Hosted by Mark Hauber, Phill Cassey, Naomi Langmore and Bard Stokke, the conference will highlight new theories and discuss recent findings on the behaviour of invasive species and their impact on the host environment. Animals today are regularly confronted with ever-changing […]

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Rebirth of the Bilby

Easter in Australia involves not only the ubiquitous chocolate bunnies and eggs but also the native Bilby. Since the 1990s chocolate bilbies have been appearing on in Australian shops around Easter time. These Easter Bilbies are an Australian alternative to rabbits, which in Australia are considered invasive pests and cause extensive damage to native species […]

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