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Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia- October 2017 Annual Summary Report


Re-introduction of native mammals helps restore arid landscapes

Small native mammals including bettongs are much bigger consumers of plant seeds than had been realised, and their loss due to predation by foxes and feral cats has likely caused significant change


The tragedy of the Murray-Darling river system is man-made

UNSW Professor and CES Director, Richard Kingsford, has recently published an opinion piece delving in to the environmental impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.


Localised threats to platypus populations

Check out the recent media regarding threats on platypus populations:


How dingoes could be shaping Australia’s landscape

UNSW professor, Mike Letnic, recently published results from a study showing the wide-reaching effects dingos have on the Australian landscape.


Advanced Plant Identification Course 2018

Relying on picture books to identify plants? Uncertain about the identifications? This 4-day course will teach technical skills to equip you with a deeper understanding of the science for accurate identification of native and introduced vascular Australian plants. The course is targeted at professionals and postgraduate students wanting to develop or refresh skills essential for botanical research, survey and environmental assessment.



The Red List of Ecosystems, towards a typology of global references.


Australian Wildlife Society & BEES Scholarship

Australian Wildlife Society Postgraduate Scholarship 


Farming Fish for Change

The ACIAR-funded NFA-UNSW collaborative project on inland aquaculture in PNG has released a video on the social and economic impacts of its research and community engagement activities.


Sydney Morning Herald

Once again, professor Richard Kingsford's waterbird survey has made headlines!


Feather Map of Australia Promotional Video



Opinion: Halting biodiversity loss-legislation fails to deliver for NSW

UNSW professor Richard Kingsford addresses conservation concerns in NSW.


Floods boost bird populations across Murray Darling, Eyre Basin river systems

As the 2016 Eastern Australian Waterbird Survey comes to an end, Professor Richard K


Scientia Scholarship on healthy burning practices for threatened plants

Scientia PhD Scholarship - Identifying healthy burning practices for Australia’s threatened plant species


Scientia Scholarship on ecosystem restoration through a rewilding project

Scientia PhD Scholarship - Ecosystem restoration through rewilding


Scientists call to protect the Channel Country

Professor Richard Kingsford, Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science h


Tracking Yellow-tailed black cockatoos

Jessica Rooke has had a spectacular start to her honours project with successful trapping and attaching 


Scientists’ declaration: Accelerating forest, woodland and grassland destruction in Australia

photo credit: Christine Hosking


Submission to the draft Biodiversity and Local Land Services legislation

The Centre for Ecosystem Science has prepared a submission to the draft Biodiversity and Local Land Services legislation.


Thirlmere Lakes

CES researchers have found that serious declines in water levels i


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