Tag Archives: Austral Ecology

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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Book review: The Biology of Deserts

David Ward, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016. xv + 370 pp. First published in Austral Ecology. Contrary to the popular perception that deserts are wastelands, they house some of the most diverse communities of flora and fauna of … Continue reading

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New paper: Long-term patterns of invertebrate abundance and relationships to environmental predictors factors in arid Australia

Authors: Alan B.C. Kwok, Glenda M. Wardle, Aaron C. Greenville, Chris R. Dickman. Published in: Austral Ecology This paper represents the first published study from the Desert Ecology Research Group on the invertebrates that occur in our study region in … Continue reading

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New paper: Ecosystem risk assessment of Georgina gidgee woodlands

Authors: Glenda Wardle, Aaron Greenville, Anke Frank, Max Tischler, Nathan Emery and Christopher R Dickman. Published in: Austral Ecology Special Issue: Ecosystem Risk Assessment Abstract: Ecosystems across the world, and the biodiversity they support, are experiencing increasing anthropogenic pressure, and … Continue reading

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Predicting rat plagues in the heart of the continent

They ate the supplies belonging to Burke and Wills, and more recently chewed on the electrical wiring through-out homesteads, and have even disrupted communication networks. An invasion that presumably leaves the Channel Country in western Queensland and spreads out across … Continue reading

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