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Pressure on Australia's biosecurity system leads to calls for reform

Over the past decade, plant bio-security research funding and management in Australia has been undertaken by the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) but this structure is set to expire in 2018. If it’s not replaced, high impact and critical research, development and extension projects could cease, and Australia’s grain…

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Job Opportunity

A Research Associate position is available in the Hydrology Group, which is part of the Water Research Centre in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia. The 2 year research position is part of an ARC Linkage Project with DPI Water which will develop a framework for assessing future drought frequency for eastern…

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Sub 2kg drone law amendments

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the main body in charge of investigating and regulating air traffic safety, have recently outlined some changes to current rules and regulations surrounding the use of UAV’s for commercial work. This could have important implications for new users. Read here for more…

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Job Opportunity

There is an employment opportunity to work with IPRRG (International Pest Risk Research Group) member Dr Stephan Parnell at the University of Salford. Stephen Parnell (University of Salford) is currently advertising for a postdoc to join him in developing models for better pest and disease surveillance. You can read the advertisement and…

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UAS4RS Conference

Dr Grant Hamilton and Jim Eldridge from the Hamilton Ecology Lab attended the 2016 UAS4RS conference where all things drones and remote sensing were spoken about and presented on. The conference showcased many projects that are currently being undertaken that are linking UAS technologies with data collection in the fields of ecological…

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Society for Conservation Biology Oceania 2016 abstract acceptance

Dr Grant Hamilton and Dr Peter Baxter from the Hamilton Ecology Lab have been accepted to present their abstract and give an oral presentation at the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania meeting in Brisbane July 2016. the abstract is titled “Detecting threatened and threatening species using unmanned aerial surveillance”. This is…

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Hamilton Ecology Lab memeber gets published in Nature

Hamilton Ecology Lab’s Dr Peter Baxter has very recently received notification that he has been published in Nature Communications scientific journal. This is an amazing achievement by Peter and everyone at Hamilton Ecology Lab congratulates you. Well Done! The published article was made available yesterday and provides an in depth…

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