EEE are excited to announce a new honours scholarship for students undertaking an honours year in the department, with a focus on field botany and plant identification.
Nature Advisory is one of Australia’s leading specialist ecological consultancies, advising government, private and corporate clients how to address the requirements of Australia’s biodiversity regulations. Commonwealth, state and local government regulations control how development projects of any type can affect biodiversity and require them to ensure their impacts are avoided where possible, or minimised and offset. Nature Advisory undertakes scientific impact assessments, works with developers to apply these principles and prepares technical reports that accompany development applications. This sector is now one of the largest employers of botanists and zoologists in the country.
To reflect its commitment to develop excellent environmental professionals, Nature Advisory is proud to support La Trobe University in offering a scholarship to support the professional development of passionate, young botanists.
This scholarship comprises both a stipend and a contribution to research costs to a total of $15 000. Importantly, the research project supported must require the recipient to continue developing excellent plant identification skills. Subject to academic performance, the candidate will be eligible to apply for a 12-month position with Nature Advisory.
Professor Mike Clarke discusses the Ecological Illiteracy Crisis on La Trobe University Big Fat Ideas
The Ecological Illiteracy Crisis
Other research news and seminars
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EEE are excited to announce that our seminar series will now be delivered online via Zoom. We have an exciting range of speakers lined up. Seminars will begin at 12 pm on Wednesdays. A link to a recording of each seminar will be posted below. Contact the department by email if you would like to attend live.
|Date||Speaker||Topic||Seminar recording link|
|May 6th||Prof. Jenny Graves, La Trobe University||"Australian animals reveal how sex determination works and how it evolved"||Jenny Graves Seminar|
April Reside, University of Queensland
Death by a thousand cuts: conservation challenges for the Black-throated finch, and what this means for Australia’s environmental law reform
|April Reside Seminar|
Adriana Verges, University of New South Wales
Operation Crayweed and Operation Posidonia: engaging the public to restore underwater forests and meadows
|Adriana Verges Seminar|
Kerry Fanson, La Trobe University
Ewen Silvester, La Trobe University
'Good, don’t call me good’: assessing peatland function and condition from seasonal patterns and event response.
Radio and News Articles
featuring staff and research students in DEEE:
- Alex Maisey - 'Solitary' lyrebirds band together to save themselves in 'incredible' show of unity under bushfire threat - ABC News
- Alex Maisey and Daniel Nugent - Lyrebirds and forest owl populations decimated in bushfire crisis - The Age
- PhD student Simon Verdon and his research on mallee emu wrens in the news - Saving Australia's Angriest Bird from Itself - The Age
- Assoc. Prof. Heloise Gibb is in the news with her research "Habitat Loss Leaving Planet with only Mediocre Ants, Study Finds"
- Mountain Ecosystems undergraduate field trip and Mountain Pygmy Possums in the news. "Possums' tale of survival" - The Border Mail.
- Botany field trip students at work "La Trobe University Students Rejuvenate Wimmera Vegetation" - The Wimmera Mail Times.
Radio podcasts and interviews
with staff of DEEE:
- Australia's Insects Disappearing Before Being Described and Named - Assc. Prof Heloise Gibb, ABC Radio
- La Trobe University Living History - Dr Pat Woolley
- A Science Story: Saving Christmas - Lateral Magazine
- Light Pollution and Wallaby Reproduction - ABC Radio
- Yellow Crazy Ant Bio-control on Christmas Island - ABC Radio
- Exotic Ants on Christmas Island - ABC Radio
The Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution has several staff members who contribute to The Conversation, an independent news source, whose content is supplied by academics and researchers. The following staff feature on The Conversation: