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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 […]

ARCUE a partner in receiving a UN Association of Australia World Environment Day award!

Each year, in support of the United Nations World Environment Day (June 5), the United Nations Association of Australia recognises innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives from across Australia and the important work of Australian environmental leaders through its World Environment Day Awards. One of these awards is the Local Government Award and this […]

Public feedback wanted on draft Urban Ecology and Biodiversity Strategy of the City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne’s draft Urban Ecology and Biodiversity Strategy has recently been released.  Feedback on the document is currently being sought, with opportunities for sharing your thoughts and ideas on this topic open until 11 July 2016.  Visit this link http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/nature for more information.

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

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 […]