BLOGS WEBSITE

TAG: ecology

New paper: Spatial and temporal predictions of inter-decadal trends in Indian Ocean whale sharks

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Corey Bradshaw has recently been published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series. The paper, titled Spatial and temporal predictions of inter-decadal trends in Indian Ocean whale sharks, examines the movement patterns of whale sharks in the Indian Ocean and the effect of climate variations on sightings. ABSTRACT […]

Posted in GEL, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on New paper: Spatial and temporal predictions of inter-decadal trends in Indian Ocean whale sharks

Biosecurity: Climate change and environmental uncertainty

Climate change, extreme weather events and increasing habitat modification are acting together to have a detrimental effect on the range and spread of animal pests, weeds and pathogens in Australia. Coupled with this, increasing human population size, shifting demographics and changing land-use is straining the environment. This pressure complicates pest management and dramatically increases the […]

Posted in Biosecurity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Biosecurity: Climate change and environmental uncertainty

New Paper: Using census data and history to assess evolution and population

A new paper titled ‘Strength of density feedback in census data increases from slow to fast life histories‘ investigates the idea that examining the life history of species through the collection of census data can provide an evolutionary signal. According to the research this data can provide valuable feedback regarding evolution and long-term population trends. […]

Posted in GEL, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on New Paper: Using census data and history to assess evolution and population

New Paper: Avoiding a biodiversity collapse in tropical forest areas

Please visit senior author Corey Bradshaw’s blog A new paper titled ‘Averting a biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas‘ investigates the plight of the protected tropical reserves around the planet. The researchers argue that while most tropical reserves were helping with protection of their forest, approximately half were struggling to maintain their original biodiversity. […]

Posted in GEL, News, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , |

Comments Off on New Paper: Avoiding a biodiversity collapse in tropical forest areas

New Report: A stock assessment and future management report on the Australian Sardine

A new report titled ‘Movement patterns and stock structure of Australian sardine, Sardinops sagax, off South Australia and the East Coast: implications for future stock assessment and management‘ helps to determine the structure and movement of sardines off South Australia and the east coast of Australia to provide advice to stakeholders. By analysing the facts […]

Posted in MBP, Publications | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on New Report: A stock assessment and future management report on the Australian Sardine

New Paper: Identification through DNA Barcoding – a powerful oppurtunity for ecologists

A new paper titlted ‘Identification of Rays through DNA Barcoding: An Application for Ecologists‘ investiges DNA barcoding and its use as a potentially powerful ecological tool to support and confirm species identifications and to highlight species complexities. DNA Barcoding is used to investigate tropical rays as part of the ecological study. The paper involves Environment […]

Posted in GEL, Publications | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on New Paper: Identification through DNA Barcoding – a powerful oppurtunity for ecologists

New Paper: Anthropogenic landscape change promotes asymmetric dispersal and limits regional patch occupancy in a spatially structured bird population

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Andrew Lowe as well as David Pavlacky Jr (University of Queensland), Hugh Possingham (University of Queensland), Peter Prentis (Queensland University of Technology), David Green (Simon Fraser University) and Anne Goldizen (University of Queensland) has been published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. The paper titled ‘Anthropogenic landscape change […]

Posted in ACEBB, Publications | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on New Paper: Anthropogenic landscape change promotes asymmetric dispersal and limits regional patch occupancy in a spatially structured bird population

New Paper: Climatic effects on the growth of a temperate reef fish from the Southern Hemisphere: a biochronological approach

A new paper involving Environment Institute member Bronwyn Gillanders as well as Bryan Black (Oregon State University), Dr Mark Meekan (Australian Institute of Marine Science) and Mark Morrison (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd) has been published in Marine Biology. The paper titled ‘Climatic effects on the growth of a temperate reef fish […]

Posted in Publications | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on New Paper: Climatic effects on the growth of a temperate reef fish from the Southern Hemisphere: a biochronological approach

New Paper: High-Resolution Coproecology: Using Coprolites to Reconstruct the Habits and Habitats of New Zealand’s Extinct Upland Moa (Megalapteryx didinus)

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Nicolas Rawlence and Alan Cooper as well as Jamie Wood, Janet Wilmshurst, Steven Wagstaff (all of Landcare Research, New Zealand) and Trevor Worthy (University of New South Wales) has been published in PLoS ONE. The paper titled ‘High-Resolution Coproecology: Using Coprolites to Reconstruct the Habits and Habitats of […]

Posted in ACAD, Publications | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on New Paper: High-Resolution Coproecology: Using Coprolites to Reconstruct the Habits and Habitats of New Zealand’s Extinct Upland Moa (Megalapteryx didinus)

New Paper: Reintroduction success of threatened Australian trout cod (Maccullochella macquariensis) based on growth and reproduction

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Jarod Lyon (also of Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research) and Corey Bradshaw (also of South Australian Research and Development Institute) as well as Charles Todd (Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research), Simon Nicol (Oceanic Fisheries Programme), Alasdair MacDonald (Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research), Daniel Stoessel (Arthur […]

Posted in GEL, Publications | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on New Paper: Reintroduction success of threatened Australian trout cod (Maccullochella macquariensis) based on growth and reproduction