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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.


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.


The state of Murray-Darling Basin bird life

In collaboration with Birdlife Australia, Richard Kingsford has edited a conservation statement on birds of the Murray-Darling Basin.


Frogs - Where do they go when it floods

We radio-tracked 52 frogs to investigate the influence of weather and flooding on habitat use, size of activity area and nightly movement. Activity area sizes and nightly distances of the species were highly variable.


Alien Fish boom shows difficulty of replenishing Murray-Darling

Research from the Centre of Ecosystem Science shows that, during the 2010-11 flooding of the Macquarie Marshes, measures t


Dr Duck features on ABC TV's Hello Birdy

Tune in Saturday 15th March at 6.30pm for a spot of waterbird counting with Dr Duck


Innovation that changed our world: Murray-Darling Basin Plan

CES researchers led by Professor Richard Kingsford have been recognised for their contribution to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan,


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