Category Archives: Conservation

PhD opportunity: Maximising the resilience of pastures to grazing and extreme drought events

Brief Project Summary:  This project aims to address the significant knowledge gap of how species composition may change due to extreme drought, and in-turn, quantify the loss of ecosystem function resulting from species turnover. Further, this project will identify species … Continue reading

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New paper! Persistence through tough times: fixed and shifting refuges in threatened species conservation

Published in: Biodiversity and Conservation Abstract: It may be possible to avert threatened species declines by protecting refuges that promote species persistence during times of stress. To do this, we need to know where refuges are located, and when and … Continue reading

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New paper: Taxonomic status of the Australian dingo: the case for Canis dingo Meyer, 1793

Published in: Zootaxa Abstract: The taxonomic status and systematic nomenclature of the Australian dingo remain contentious, resulting in decades of inconsistent applications in the scientific literature and in policy. Prompted by a recent publication calling for dingoes to be considered … Continue reading

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New paper: Dynamics, habitat use and extinction risk of a carnivorous desert marsupial

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Robert Brandle, Peter Canty and Chris R. Dickman Published in: Journal of Zoology. Abstract: Animals in hot desert environments often show marked fluctuations in population size, persisting in low numbers in refuge habitats during dry periods … Continue reading

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New Paper! Making the most of incomplete long-term datasets: the MARSS solution

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Vuong Nguyen, Glenda M. Wardle and Chris R. Dickman Published in: Australian Zoologist Abstract: Long-term field-based monitoring is essential to develop a deep understanding of how ecosystems function and to identify species at risk of decline. … Continue reading

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New paper: Assessing the potential for intraguild predation among taxonomically disparate micro-carnivores

Authors: Tamara I. Potter, Aaron C. Greenville & Chris R. Dickman. Great work by Tamara and her first paper from her Honours work! Published in: Royal Society Open Science Abstract: Interspecific competition may occur when resources are limited, and is … Continue reading

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New paper: Interactions between wildfire and drought drive population responses of mammals in coastal woodlands

Authors: Mathew S. Crowther, Ayesha I. Tulloch, Mike Letnic, Aaron C. Greenville, & Chris R. Dickman Published in: Journal of Mammalogy (Feature article) Abstract: Fire is an ecologically important process in many habitats. Increases in the frequency and intensity of … Continue reading

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