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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 […]

“Mysterious poles make road crossing easier for high flying mammals”

An article by Kylie Soanes on The Conversation website explains what’s been happening with road ecology research at the Hume Highway in northeastern Victoria. Following on from positive results of research on animals using experimental rope bridges and ‘glider poles’ to cross roads, Kylie has been monitoring use of the glider poles in the centre […]

New paper: Socioeconomic drivers of the distribution of urban vegetation

We have a new paper in press this week in Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, titled Drivers of diversity and tree cover in gardens, parks and streetscapes in an Australian city. While many overseas (USA and South Africa) studies show that income drives the distribution of vegetation, our study of Ballarat shows that eduction level rather […]