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Cave study reveals 3000 years of climate variation

Research on limestone formations in a remote Scottish cave has produced a unique 3000-year-long record of climatic variations that may have influenced historical events including the fall of the Ro


RV Investigator discovers a 50 million year old volcano cluster off the coast of Sydney

Australia’s new ocean-going research vessel Investigator has discovered extinct volcanoes likely to be 50 million years old, about 250 km off the coast of Sydney in 4,900 m of water.


'Climate change compounding threats to Australia's ecosystems, studies find'



River Red Gums in the Macquarie Marshes: Effects of Water Resource Development and Hope for Environmental Flows

The building of dams and diversion from rivers has had a major impact on the wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin. The Macquarie Marshes is one of the better studied of these wetlands.


Challenges for Australia’s Ecosystem in the Face of Climate Change: Barriers to Climate Adaptation

Climate change will affect all environments, impacting on communities across the globe.


China’s new Great Wall is not for the birds

Nick Murray's Austral Ecology paper on red listing tidal flats was featured in the ‘Dispatches’ section of ESA's 'Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment' journal.


First study to demonstrate long-term control of cane toads

Preventing cane toads from entering man-made dams to cool down in the hot, arid zones of Australia kills them in large numbers and is an effective way to stop their spread, UNSW-led research shows.


Centre for Ecosystem Science submission on the Abbot Point dredge spoil plan

The Centre for Ecosystem Science has written a submission on the Abbot Point dredge spoil plan.


Richard Kingsford discusses the findings of the 32nd annual aerial survey on Late Night Live

Richard Kingsford discusses the findings of the 32nd annual aerial survey on Late Night Liv


Saving native animals from feral killers

The aim of this project is to improve the survival of reintroduced threatened species population by exploring prey behaviour to introduced predators and developing strategies for improving predator


CES advanced plant identification course


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First Newsletter from the Sustainable Aquaculture team

The newsletter covers all of our current projects and includes material on staff, students and the activities of our research partners (e.g.


Lake Eyre Basin Partnership wins Australian Riverprize

Richard Kingsford was part of the Lake Eyre Basin partnership which last night won the National River Prize for protecting the rivers of the Lake Eyre Basin.


Biodiverse software

Associate Professor Laffan’s team has developed the free software, Biodiverse. This has been applied to the Acacia family in a


Arid Zone water availability affects feral and native species differently

Mike Letnic and Shawn Laffan from CES have researched the effect of artificial watering points on native and feral species in arid Australia.


Duck hunting in the news

CES director Richard Kingsford comments on duck shooting to protect rice crops in NSW. Rea


Pacific Conservation Biology special issue

Richard Kingsford has co-edited a special issue of Pacific Conservation Biology, titled "Biodiversity conservation in the Pacific Islands of Oceania".


Richard Kingsford comments on the disbanding of the National Water Commission

Richard Kingsford has spoken to ABC Radio about the importance of maintaining the Murray-Darling Basin plan under the disbanding of the National Water Com


Recreational fishing poses threat to shore-nesting birds

(photo: Ben Parkhurst)

Fish waste left on beaches by recreational fishers could harm shore-nesting birds by attracting native crows that eat the birds’ eggs, a UNSW-led study shows.


Bat team on the radio

Eastside FM hosts Rachel and Bradley on the Boiling Point science program to discuss bat research at CES.


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