Category Archives: Conservation

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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New paper: Desert mammal populations are limited by introduced predators rather than future climate change

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Glenda M. Wardle & Chris R. Dickman Published in: Royal Society Open Science Abstract: Climate change is predicted to place up to one in six species at risk of extinction in coming decades, but extinction probability … Continue reading

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New book: Monitoring threatened species and ecological communities

A new book is coming that aims to improve the standard of monitoring for Australia’s threatened biodiversity and I had the opportunity to contribute to one of the chapters. Update: The book received the 2018 Whitley Award commendation for Conservation … Continue reading

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New paper: Top predators constrain mesopredator distributions

Authors: Thomas M. Newsome, Aaron C. Greenville, Duško Ćirović, Chris R. Dickman, Chris N. Johnson, Miha Krofel, Mike Letnic, William J. Ripple, Euan G. Ritchie, Stoyan Stoyanov & Aaron J. Wirsing. Published in: Nature Communications Abstract: Top predators can suppress … Continue reading

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New paper: Cattle removal in arid Australia benefits kangaroos in high quality habitat but does not affect camels

Authors: Anke S. K. Frank, Glenda M. Wardle, Aaron C. Greenville and Chris R. Dickman Published in: The Rangeland Journal Abstract: Removing cattle as a management tool to conserve biodiversity may not necessarily alter grazing impacts on vegetation if other … Continue reading

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2014 ‘Ecology in Action’ Photographer of the Year

The Ecological Society of Australia “Ecology in Action” Photographic Competition is an annual event attracting amazing images celebrating the diversity of landscapes and ecosystems within Australia and New Zealand. In 2014, a new award was added for Best Portfolio and … Continue reading

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ESA 2015 conference talk: Managing species across vast spatial areas: does one size fit all?

Understanding how the spatial and temporal dynamics of populations vary across the landscape is fundamentally important to managing and conserving species. For example, populations may fluctuate in synchrony, or exhibit other forms of spatial sub-structuring, due to intrinsic population parameters … Continue reading

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