Decision making

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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. About 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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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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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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Decision making in ecology; turning theory into practice

Deciding which areas to conserve, which species to protect or when to carry out management and control techniques are necessary steps in the process of using ecological assessments to inform land-use decisions. Whilst ecological researches often recommend certain decisions be made based on sound inference and statistical methods, these…