New publication: Logging of Borneo’s rainforests, the impacts on plant communities

How does logging affect the diversity of rainforest understorey plant communities in terms of functional traits and ancestral relatedness? Borneo’s tropical lowland rainforests continue to be logged for their timber and cleared for oil palm plantations at alarming rates. As a result, areas that can be considered truly untouched have nearly disappeared. Most of the … Continue reading New publication: Logging of Borneo’s rainforests, the impacts on plant communities

New team members: Shilu Zheng & James Barr

Welcome to Shilu and James who will be undertaking their PhDs in the Ecosystem Change Ecology team. Shilu will be working on a collaboration between CSIRO, the University of Western Australia and Zhejiang University.  Her doctoral research will investigate the impact of habitat fragmentation on functional structure of subtropical plant communities in the Thousand Island … Continue reading New team members: Shilu Zheng & James Barr

New team members: Katie White & Dennis Byrne

Welcome to Katie and Dennis who will be doing their BSc(Hons) year with CSIRO and the University of Western Australia. Katie takes up a position working with us on her thesis entitled "Understanding climatic gradients as drivers in the growth rates, germination success and reproductive potential of Passiflora foetida."   In this project we will … Continue reading New team members: Katie White & Dennis Byrne

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: 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?

Research note: Banksia woodland fieldwork

The recent fieldwork season has been a busy one for PhD student Juliana Pille Arnold. From September to December 2015 she collected data on plant-pollinator interactions in degraded landscapes of the Swan Coastal Plain in Western Australia, a global biodiversity hotspot.  Collection of insects, plants and pollen samples was carried out in several fragments of Banksia … Continue reading Research note: Banksia woodland fieldwork