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

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?

Job opportunity: joint CSIRO-UWA appointment

Lecturer in Plant Ecology, position open Tenure: Term (5 years) Level: Level B (A$93,182 - A$110,654 p.a.) More details & to apply: http://bit.ly/1OQg2lX Applications close: Friday 12 February 2016  (APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED) Team website: http://ecosystemchangeecology.org We are seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Plant Ecology (Ecosystem Change Ecology, Invasion Science and/or Restoration Ecology). The appointee … Continue reading Job opportunity: joint CSIRO-UWA appointment

New publication: translating plant cover scores into estimates of leaf area index and biomass

Braun-Blanquet cover scores as a proxy for detailed measurement of community structure. The selective harvest of trees and the cutting down of forests for human land uses continue to negatively impact the quality and extent of the world's tropical forests. More effective strategies for their conservation within increasingly human-modified landscapes require detailed information on understorey … Continue reading New publication: translating plant cover scores into estimates of leaf area index and biomass

New publication: to core, or not to core, that is the question.

How does drilling holes into the world’s most valuable trees impact on their health? “Ask the trees how they want to be educated, they will teach you about them more than books” - Wilhelm Leopold Pfeil (1866) Trees are natural sources of invaluable environmental information that is preserved in the growth and structure of their … Continue reading New publication: to core, or not to core, that is the question.