Team award: John Scott wins 2016 CAWS medal

John Scott wins the Council of the Australasian Weeds Societies (CAWS) medal for leadership. John Scott, an Honorary Fellow in the Ecosystem Change Ecology team, was awarded the 2016 Council of the Australasian Weeds Societies (CAWS) Medal for Leadership last night. The CAWS Medal for Leadership is awarded for outstanding contributions to weed management in … Continue reading Team award: John Scott wins 2016 CAWS medal

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

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: 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