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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 […]

Tracking the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogale

  ARCUE, in collaboration with VicRoads, are undertaking a study of the road-crossing behaviour and habitat use of Brush-tailed Phascogales in the Watson’s Creek area (near the Sugarloaf Reservoir between Hurstbridge and Yarra Glen, NE of Melbourne). Brush-tailed Phascogales are small (approximately 200g, and about the size of a rat), arboreal, carnivorous marsupials from the […]

“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 […]