Research note: riparian threats in the Kimberley, a focus on the Fitzroy river catchment

Fieldwork along the Fitzroy river The contribution of riparian or riverine habitats to biodiversity conservation and the economy is disproportionate to the small area they occupy in the landscape. However, these unique habitats are facing numerous threats, including invasion by weeds. A new 3 year project funded by the Northern NESP Hub aims to generate … Continue reading Research note: riparian threats in the Kimberley, a focus on the Fitzroy river catchment

Recent graduations: Alice Watt

Congratulations to Alice Watt BSc(Hons)! Alice Watt has recently graduated from the University of Western Australia.  She completed her BSc(Hons) degree entitled “Informing land managers on climate resilient restoration – optimising resource allocation in Eucalyptus rudis seedlings along a 600mm rainfall gradient” with the School of Animal Biology at the University of Western Australia and … Continue reading Recent graduations: Alice Watt

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

New publication: mechanical hoof tests effect of livestock on native snail populations

Mechanical Hoof

Livestock trampling and forest snail biodiversity Even low frequency trampling by livestock can reduce the density and biodiversity of forest snails, according to experimental evidence collected using a mechanical cow hoof. A team led by recent UWA Masters graduate Lisa Denmead devised and constructed the pneumatic cow’s hoof, using it to simulate different trampling frequencies … Continue reading New publication: mechanical hoof tests effect of livestock on native snail populations

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