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Ecosystem Dynamics lab: Honours Opportunities

Here at the Ecosystem Dynamics lab we are offering the following Honours projects: Can machine learning be used to accurately identify wildlife in remote camera trap images? (with WildCount, National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Government) This project will work … Continue reading

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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: Animal movements in fire-prone landscapes

Authors: Dale G. Nimmo, Sarah Avitabile, Sam C. Banks, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Kate Callister, Michael F. Clarke, Chris R. Dickman, Tim S. Doherty, Don A. Driscoll, Aaron C. Greenville, Angie Haslem, Luke T. Kelly, Sally A. Kenny, JosĀ“e J. Lahoz-Monfor, … 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! Understanding selective predation: are energy and nutrients important?

Authors: Tamara I. Potter, Hayley J. Stannard, Aaron C. Greenville and Chris R. Dickman. Published in: Plos One. Abstract: For generalist predators, a mixed diet can be advantageous as it allows individuals to exploit a potentially broad range of profitable … Continue reading

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