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Dr Andrew Hamer Interviewed by ABC Radio in Regards to Frog Ecology Forum

Dr Andrew Hamer Interviewed by ABC Radio in Regards to Frog Ecology Forum

Dr. Andrew Hamer will be guest speaker at the Frog Ecology Forum being hosted by Macedon Ranges Shire Council on 16 April 2016. The Forum will revolve around mitigating the impacts of development on the threatened Growling Grass Frog, and how this might translate to protecting other frog species. There will be a strong emphasis […]

Oral Presentation Student Prize at ESA goes to Alison Farrar, ARCUE – congratulations!

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia took place in Adelaide from 29th November to 3rd of December 2015 and ecologists from around Australia came together to share their ideas and research through presentations, symposia and discussions. ARCUE Masters student, Alison Farrar, spoke in the Symposium “Policy and Decision Making” about her […]

An International Groundswell of Urban Ecology

Urban ecology research has been receiving major attention at international conferences this year, as evidenced by the recent Nature report “Ecologists embrace their urban side”, which highlights the large focus on urban ecosystems at the recent Ecological Society of America conference in Baltimore USA. ARCUE staff attending the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)  world […]

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 […]