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“Novel ecosystems” - Useful concept for guiding conservation management in the Anthropocene?
18-December-2014

There are very few, if any, ecosystems on Earth that are not substantially influenced by human activities. In most ecosystems, humans have changed many abiotic and biotic components, for example by changing disturbance or nutrient regimes and by adding or removing species.

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Modelling the effect of biocontrol agents on Acacia cyclops
08-December-2014

Invasive alien plant control is an expensive exercise. Traditional control strategies, namely mechanical as well as chemical control and use of fire, are particularly expensive and require re-investment over time.

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Habitat linked to the level of signalling in lizards
11-November-2014

C·I·B post-doctoral fellow, Dr Shelley Edwards, is a co-author on a recently published study looking at links between the chemical communication system of lizards and their environment.

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Historical specimens shed new light on invasive species
03-November-2014

C·I·B alumnus James Rodger is a co-author on a recently published study that traces the invasion history of fire weed (Senecio madagascariensis) in Australia, using DNA from herbarium specimens dating back to its introduction, as well as present-day collections.

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