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Evangeline Corcoran receives Dean's Medal

Pictured Above: Dean of the School of Science and Health Prof. Gregory Kolt (left), Evangeline Corcoran (centre), Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barney Glover (right) Congratulations to our QASE member, Evangeline Corcoran, who was recently awarded the Dean’s Medal for her Bachelor of Science (Zoology) degree at the University of Western…

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Paper by Alan Pearse & Grant Hamilton published: "Giant coral reef fishes display markedly different susceptibility to night spearfishing"

Alan Pearse & Grant Hamilton have recently had a paper accepted for publication in Ecology and Evolution. This paper investigates the effect of spearfishing and habitat associations on the abundance of humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) and bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum). These fish are listed as Endangered and…

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Katie Johnston and Evangeline Corcoran are presenting at the Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference

Evangeline Corcoran and Katie Johnston will be presenting their novel methods for detection of koalas and vegetation measurements in their habitat at this years Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference. They will both be giving speed talks at the Symposium:  Conservation technology: Innovative applications for ecology on…

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Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is deploying drones in a new effort to help protect koalas in southeast Queensland.

According to the university, the state government has announced a funding boost for the koala conservation effort. The two-year project will be led by Dr. Grant Hamilton from QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty, who says the technology will provide a survey method for detecting koalas and estimating their numbers.   

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Myrtle Rust research continues to receive coverage

Dr Grant Hamilton and Nadine Nolan’s work in to determining the ecological effects of Myrtle Rust continues to receive coverage from various news outlets. The article outlines details of the research, which involves using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to help identify occurrences of myrtle rust at the canopy level. For the full article,…

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