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Feather Map of Australia

A joint research project between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the University of NSW (UNSW), we are enlisting “citizen scientists” to gather bird feathers f


PhD Opportunities in Botswana

Four PhD fellowship opportunities are available for independent and self-motivated students who have 1st Class Honours degree in Biological Sciences and have an Australian Government Postgr


Flooding and floristics in River Red Gum forests

Frequent flooding characterises River Red Gum forests and is known to change the understorey floristic compositio


The Lake Eyre Basin Partnership won the 2015 International River Prize

The Lake Eyre Basin Partnership won the 2015 International River Prize on Tuesday 22nd September at the River Symposium in Brisbane.


African wild dog ranging patterns in northern Botswana

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) are endangered social predators, and their risk of extinction is linked to their extremely wide-ranging behaviour.


Professor David Keith and IUCN Red List Team Win Eureka

Professor David Keith, holding a joint position in the Centre for Ecosystem Science at UNSW, Australia and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and his team are deserved winners of the 2015


Research Fellow in Fire Ecology

The Centre for Ecosystem Science, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) is seeking to appoint a remote sensing researcher to undertake research and postgraduate supervision w


Improving Technologies for Inland Aquaculture in PNG

A new inland aquaculture research project was launched in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) on 11 August 2015.


Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline

Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline


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


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.


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