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ARCUE to close, but the legacy lives on

For the past 18 years the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE) has made both a significant and remarkable contribution to evolution of the field of Urban Ecology in Australia. Regrettably, due to a lack of sustainable funding, ARCUE will cease operations on 31 December 2016. Established in 1998, ARCUE was an innovative initiative […]

Handbook of Road Ecology winner of the IENE Project Award 2016!

Co-editors Rodney van der Ree (Deputy Director, ARCUE), Daniel Smith and Clara Grilo and 114 authors from over 25 countries worked hard to produce Handbook of Road Ecology which has now won the IENE (Infra Eco Network Europe) Project Award 2016. One of two categories, the Project Award recognises and appreciates extraordinary work accomplished by […]

Melbourne visit by Prof Thomas Elmqvist

Professor Thomas Elmqvist from the Stockholm Resilience Centre was in Melbourne during the last week of February 2014.  He was in Melbourne to promote “Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Opportunities and Challenges”, the scientific report behind “Cities and Biodiversity Outlook – Action and Policy”. The book was officially launched in Melbourne on Wednesday, 26 February […]

Ecology of Cities and Towns – An Exciting Book

The unprecedented growth of cities and towns around the world, coupled with the unknown effects of global change, has created an urgent need to increase ecological understanding of human settlements, in order to develop inhabitable, sustainable cities and towns in the future. Although there is a wealth of knowledge regarding the understanding of human organisation […]