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UQ & NERP Ecologist supports koalas' vulnerable status

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20 August 2012 - ABC NEWS 24 interviews Assoc. Prof. Clive McAlpine, University of Qld and NERP Key Researcher about the serious and rapid decline of Australia's koala population. The decline is so serious that the Federal Government recently placed koalas in NSW, Qld and the ACT on the threatened species list.  SEE THE INTERVIEW HERE

ABC Four Corners also reported on this issue.  See the show and full transcript HERE

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Key Researcher awarded Laureate Fellowship

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Laureate Fellowship Award

Professor David Lindenmayer, a Key Researchers within both CEED and the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub, has been awarded a Laureate Fellowship, being only one of four out of 17 ARC Laureate Fellowships awarded to the Australian University.David will receive around $2 million to bring on a team of young up-and-coming ecologists to join him in his ground-breaking work in surrogate ecology using particular species or landscapes as an indicator of what's happening more widely. 

Congratulations David!

 

Acting fast helps avoid extinction

Pipistrelle-LLumsdenAn important journal article just out examining how to avoid species extinction, as happened to  the Christmas Island Pipistrelle pictured here (picture by Lindy Lumsden).  Read a report on this in mongabay.com HERE

Tara G. Martin, et. al. Acting fast helps avoid extinction. Conservation Letters. 2012


 

Australia CAN save it's native woodland birds

Monday 23 April 2012 - Australia has a very good chance of being able to save most of its endangered native woodland birds, the findings of one of the biggest field studies ever conducted in this country suggest. From Lindenmayer et al journal article. Full details HERE

National Biodiversity Plan is a big tax benefit

The Age - Opinion, Friday 9 March 2012

THE great challenge of carbon-tax politics is to persuade voters to look past short-term costs to long-term benefits. The federal government has conspicuously failed in this. Public debate has largely ignored the positives: cutting greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy security and investing in sustainability. Yesterday, The Age reported on one great potential benefit: an ambitious scheme of wildlife corridors to preserve Australia's biodiversity.

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