Project Updates

Provides information of the progress of current projects

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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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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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 Lab memebers' papers accepted!

Dr Grant Hamilton and Dr Peter Baxter, along with collaborator Dr Stephen Parnell in Salford University UK, have had two peer-reviewed papers accepted for the MODSIM (21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation) conference which takes place on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Nov-Dec 2015. The papers, titled “Fine tuning of unmanned…

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