Ontogenetic & evolutionary change in an anti-predation mechanism. James Barr, a PhD student working with Ruchira Somaweera and the Ecosystem Change Ecology team out of Curtin University and CSIRO Land & Water, is currently researching how anti-predation tactics change ontogenetically and evolutionary in the King’s skink (Egernia kingii). Caudal autotomy, or the ability to ‘drop’ … Continue reading Research note: caudal autotomy in a large skink
Welcome to Michael Davy, a new ECE team research technician. Michael Davy has joined the Ecosystem Change Ecology team at CSIRO. His role will be focused on supporting research that determines the composition, structure and function of invasive plant communities with an aim to limiting their negative impacts in the face of rapid global change. … Continue reading New team member: Michael Davy
Bruce Webber has recently been appointed as an Associate Editor at NeoBiota. NeoBiota is an open access, rapid online journal on the underlying mechanisms and associated consequences of all types of alien species and biological invasions. The journal is a continuation of the former NeoBiota publication series founded in 2002 by the working group with … Continue reading New editorial appointment
Welcome to Steven who will be undertaking his Masters project in the Ecosystem Change Ecology team. Steven will be working on a collaboration between CSIRO, the University of Western Australia and the DBCA's Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority at Bold Park. His Masters project aims to combine detailed field-based physiological measurements of canopy water status … Continue reading New team member: Steven Woodhams
Tommaso Jucker has recently been appointed as Associate Editor at both the Journal of Ecology and Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. Journal of Ecology is one of the flagship journals of the British Ecological Society and has been covering all aspects of the ecology of plants since 1913. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation … Continue reading New editorial appointments
Experimental Scientist position open Location: Floreat, Perth, W.A. Tenure: Specified term of 3 years with the possibility of extension Salary range: $61K to $78k plus up to 15.4% superannuation More details & to apply: https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Perth%2C-WA-Experimental-Scientist/465337800/ Applications close: This position will remain open until filled. [Applications are now closed] Team website: http://ecosystemchangeecology.org This position represents an exciting … Continue reading Job opportunity: join the Ecosystem Change Ecology team
Do logging and exotic invasive plants affect tropical rainforests? Biological invasions present a major concern globally. Plant invaders often take advantage of anthropogenic habitat disturbance and the enormous global network of roads, both of which increasingly threaten the few remaining wilderness areas of the planet. Tropical forests, in particular, continue to be cleared for agriculture … Continue reading New publication: logging, exotic plant invasions and native plant reassembly in the lowland tropical rainforests of Borneo.