Posts for May 2016

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Ecosystems in recovery: how do we monitor post eradication?

Islands provide unique opportunities for conservation restoration. Island eradications are becoming more and more common and more successful, particularly for vertebrate pests. As island eradication increases, associated technological advancements are made and our knowledge on secondary poisoning and other direct impacts improves…

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Queensland farmers have new tool for tackling weeds

Queensland has its fair share of hard to manage invasive weeds, yet farmers and managers are now using an unmanned helicopter named ‘Sid Vicious’ in an attempt to cut back on labour costs and kill hard to manage weeds such as groundsel bush. Read here for more…

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Invasive weeds have potential to cost billions

With no control measures in place, weeds have the potential to out compete crops or other species. AboutĀ half of all corn and soybean crops currently grown across the United States and Canada could be lost, costing growers about $43 billion annually. New research has identified the potential damages caused by invasive weeds if left…

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Guest speaker at QASE

This coming Monday (9th May) The Quantitative Applied Spatial Ecology (QASE) group invite you to a seminar by guest speaker Dr. Alan Woodley [EECS] on the topic “Ecology meets Big Data”. Environmental scientists are increasing taking advantage of much larger and more complex datasets, colloquially known as big data, than they ever have…