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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 […]

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 […]

International Visitor to ARCUE

HAYASHI Yoshitake, a delegate from the Bureau of Environment at Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan, by the invitation of Amy Hahs, recently visited ARCUE to learn more about the Centre’s research and community outreach activities.  Last year, Tokyo Metropolitan Government released their Tokyo Green Plan 2012.  This plan outlines the elements of the strategic approaches that […]

1st Congress of the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) – by Chris Ives and Tanja Straka

The 1st Congress of the Society for Urban Ecology took place in Berlin, Germany, from 25th-28th July 2013.  Urban ecology researchers and students from all five continents came together to share their research and ideas through presentations, symposia and valuable discussions. It was evident from the academic and professional breadth of delegates and the topics […]

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.  […]