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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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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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Using Approximate Bayesian Computation for estimating wildlife disease dynamics

Studying and predicting emerging infectious wildlife diseases can often be challenging due to the complexity of the host-disease system and a paucity of empirical data. Researchers have recently demonstrated the use of an Approximate Bayesian Computation statistical framework to reconstruct the disease dynamics of bovine tuberculosis in…

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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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International Pest Risk Research Group Executive committee nomination

Hamilton Ecology Lab leader, Dr Grant Hamilton has been nominated to be on the executive committee of the International Pest Risk Research Group. This group is a dedicated group of research scientists and pest risk practitioners who aim to develop enhanced pest risk modelling and mapping methods through rigorous and innovative research…

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The power and limitations of weather models

Here at the Hamilton Ecology Lab, we often attempt to represent a real-world system with a model. This could be the effect of weather on organisms, the spread of an invasive plant pathogen or the cyclic nature of predator-prey relationships. Whilst models can help to represent different systems in the environment, it is important to…