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Archive for May, 2013

Ecological Society of Australia- Urban Ecology Chapter

This is a note to  update you on where we are in our journey to establish an Urban Ecology Chapter within the Ecological Society of Australia. We currently have 43 members on our mailing list, which is fantastic start!  Through discussions with many of you, three simple options have been identified which can be used […]

Tracking the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogale

  ARCUE, in collaboration with VicRoads, are undertaking a study of the road-crossing behaviour and habitat use of Brush-tailed Phascogales in the Watson’s Creek area (near the Sugarloaf Reservoir between Hurstbridge and Yarra Glen, NE of Melbourne). Brush-tailed Phascogales are small (approximately 200g, and about the size of a rat), arboreal, carnivorous marsupials from the […]

Sunshine Diuris Structured Decision Making (SDM) workshop – saving an orchid from extinction

Experts were gathered at the School of Botany, University of Melbourne, to participate in a 2-day SDM workshop in April 2013 in relation to Diuris fragrantissima, an endangered orchid restricted only to Sunshine in the western suburbs of Melbourne, and to Altona with reintroductions. The workshop was facilitated by Joslin Moore and Rodney van der […]