New research: weed threat management in the Pilbara

Funding for scientists to combat Pilbara weed As announced by the Western Australian Environment Minister, the Hon Albert Jacob, the Ecosystem Change Ecology team will lead an $8.6 million, 8 year funding program to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of control options for stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida s.l.).  Representing a collaboration between CSIRO and the … Continue reading New research: weed threat management in the Pilbara

Job opportunity: four new positions in weed biological control

CSIRO (Australia) is currently recruiting 2 Postdoctoral Fellows and 2 Research Scientists in Weed Biological Control. Position Descriptions and Selection Criteria of Postdoctoral Fellowship roles: • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Plant Pathology in Weed Biological Control (Canberra, ACT) • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Plant-Insect Interactions in Weed Biological Control (Brisbane, Qld) Postdoctoral Fellowships close: 21-Jun-2016 (now closed) Position Descriptions … Continue reading Job opportunity: four new positions in weed biological control

Job opportunity: would you like to join our team?

Research Scientist position open Tenure: Indefinite (cf. 'tenurable ongoing') Level: CSOF5 (cf. Aus Level B) More details & to apply: http://bit.ly/1TV6wkX Applications close: 11:59pm AEST, 27 July 2016 (now closed) Team website: http://ecosystemchangeecology.org This position represents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to join the Ecosystem Change Ecology team based in Perth, Western Australia.  This … Continue reading Job opportunity: would you like to join our team?

New publication: helping guide weed management in a rapidly changing climate

AdaptNRM : Climate change tools and resources for NRMs AdaptNRM is a collaboration between CSIRO and NCCARF to take key adaptation approaches and information sources that are national in scope and make them accessible and relevant for regional planning. Some of the challenges of adapting to climate change and some of the information needed to support … Continue reading New publication: helping guide weed management in a rapidly changing climate

New publication: ExDet, an EXtrapolation DETection tool for the modelling of species distributions

Introducing the ExDet tool Correlative species distribution models (SDMs) often involve some degree of projection into novel covariate space. Most methods for identifying this extrapolation focus on the range of each model covariate individually. However, extrapolation can occur that is well within the range of univariate variation but which exhibits novel combinations between covariates. It … Continue reading New publication: ExDet, an EXtrapolation DETection tool for the modelling of species distributions