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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Biodiversity and the City- public forum

ARCUE and the City of Melbourne hosted a Public Open Forum on “Biodiversity and the City” in early December 2012.  The forum attracted over 200 members of the general public who came to the Melbourne Town Hall to hear a number of speakers talking about a range of issues and opportunities related to this topic.  […]

ARCUE Consultancy Services

ARCUE is recognised across Australia and overseas as a centre of excellence studying the effects of urbanisation and associated developments on the natural environment. It is essential that this knowledge and understanding be disseminated to the community to achieve sustainable human settlements. In the past we have done this by training students, publishing the results […]

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 […]