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PARK[ing] Day- An example of experimenting with alternative options for city spaces

Today is PARK[ing] Day – a day when car spaces in cities around the world are reclaimed for alternative uses. Over the past decade of this event there have been many examples of interesting transformations of streets for people and nature rather than cars. Amy Hahs recently contributed an essay exploring the idea that Pop-up […]

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 […]

Invitation to the Launch of the Handbook of Road Ecology, 16th July 5pm

Help celebrate the launch of the Handbook of Road Ecology, which has been 3 or 4 years in the making and represents the knowledge and experience of over 100 authors from more than 25 countries.  Please forward this invite to others who may be interested in attending. Discounted books available for purchase on the night! […]

Complete the ‘Community values for public land survey’ online – CLOSED

Have you received a questionnaire in the post and looking to complete your survey online? If so, click here: https://cvs.srcsurvey.com.au

Australasian Network for Ecology and Transportation (ANET) Conference, Coffs Harbour NSW, July 2014

The inaugural conference for the Australasian Network for Ecology and Transportation (ANET) was held July 20-23rd 2014, headed by Dr Rodney van der Ree (ARCUE) and organized with a committee of members from within and external to ARCUE.  The warm, sunny weather of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales welcomed 140 delegates from Australia, China, Sweden, […]

Redressing inequality in the distribution of urban trees: GovHack awards for Dave Kendal

This week the 2014 winners of GovHack, a national competition promoting the use of open data released by government were announced. ARCUE staff member Dave Kendal was part of a team (Technogesic) that won national, state and local prizes for ‘Environmental Justice Planner 3000′, a tool that combines public tree spatial data, ‘greenness’ measured from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Briony Norton, recent PhD student of ARCUE/University of Melbourne, on new job as a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, UK!

Our congratulations to Briony Norton, who finished her PhD at ARCUE and the University of Melbourne just last year – she has now moved to the UK to start work as a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, in the area of urban ecology and ecosystem services. Briony’s position is one of six postdoctoral […]