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Urban biodiversity and ecosystem services in the UK – Briony Norton (past ARCUE PhD student), University of Sheffield, UK

Over the last four years, researchers across the UK have been working to improve our understanding of how biodiversity supports the provision of ecosystem services through the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Sustainability (BESS) research programme. This work is occurring in four UK landscapes: uplands, lowland agricultural landscapes, coastal wetlands and urban areas. After completing my […]

ARCUE’s Director, Mark McDonnell, appointed Editor-in-Chief for the new Journal of Urban Ecology

ARCUE’s Director, Mark McDonnell, has recently been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief for a brand new urban ecology journal to be published by Oxford University Press (OUP). Journal of Urban Ecology is an Open Access journal that will publish freely accessible high-quality research examining the issues of current rapid urbanisation for both developed and developing countries. […]

Kylie Soanes’ road ecology research in a new University publication ‘Sustainability at Melbourne’

Kylie Soanes, having recently completed her PhD and now working as ARCUE’s new Post-doctoral Fellow, was one of 15 researchers/students picked for their environmental research stories for the first issue of a new publication of the University of Melbourne. Sustainability at Melbourne is produced by the University’s Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), with assistance from […]

Visitor to ARCUE – Penny Woodward, writer/speaker on gardens and edible and useful plants

ARCUE was very pleased to welcome Penny Woodward as a Visitor recently to discuss their mutual interests in gardens/gardening, urban ecology and the impact of people on ecology, and hear more about the research conducted at ARCUE, particularly around the role of gardens and gardening practices in urban ecological systems. During her visit we also […]

Congratulations to Kylie Soanes, Royal Society of Victoria’s Young Scientist Research Prize winner!

Kylie Soanes, PhD student and Research Assistant at ARCUE/the University of Melbourne has been awarded a prize for her oral presentation “Bridging the road-gap for wildlife” at the Royal Society of Victoria’s Young Scientist Research Prize Finalists’ presentations to over seventy Members and guests on 25 September 2014. Prizes and runner-up prizes were given in […]

Special Visitor to ARCUE – Prof Nancy Grimm (CAP-LTER, USA)

ARCUE was delighted to host a visit by Professor Nancy Grimm, PI and Director of the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER, and Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA on 24th October 2014. During her visit, Nancy met with ARCUE staff, students and other urban ecologists in Melbourne, who shared their current research […]

John Morgan’s Blog on Extinction Debt in Melbourne’s Grasslands

John Morgan is a world leading grassland ecologist at La Trobe University and is a Research Fellow at ARCUE.  He has conducted pioneering research on Australian grasslands for over 15 years and is passionate about preserving, managing and enhancing our disappearing native grassland ecosystems. Over the past 3 years John has worked with ARCUE staff […]

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 […]

Australian Academy of Science award for Dr Rodney van der Ree

The Australian Academy of Science has announced the 2014 winners of its prestigious annual awards for scientific excellence, and Dr Rodney van der Ree, Deputy Director of ARCUE, has been awarded the Graeme Caughley Travelling Fellowship in ecological science. The objectives of the Academy, founded in 1954, are to promote science through a range of […]

Survey of urbanites asks who needs nature and why?

Amy Hahs of ARCUE has been collaborating with Lucy Taylor and Dieter Hochuli at The University of Sydney, on a research project investigating the relationship between urban animal and plant life and human wellbeing using a comparative approach across four cities. As part of her PhD research, Lucy is currently conducting an online survey examining […]