Research note: caudal autotomy in a large skink

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

Job opportunity: join the Ecosystem Change Ecology team

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

New publication: logging, exotic plant invasions and native plant reassembly in the lowland tropical rainforests of Borneo.

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.