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Plight of the Baw Baw Frog

Last week I spent a few days exploring the Mt. Baw Baw plateau (approximately 120km east of Melbourne) with a survey team and Chris Banks (Manager for International Conservation Programs) from Zoos Victoria. The aim of this trip was to familiarize myself with the ecology of the Baw Baw frog (Philoria frosti) (can you guess […]

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A slice of research paradise – One Tree Island, Great Barrier Reef

Last month I had the good fortune to head up north to conduct research at the One Tree Island Field Research station (University of Sydney) with my good friend and colleague, A/Prof. Ashley Ward and his doctoral students (Liss and Mia) This is my third visit to the station in almost as many years and I must admit, One […]

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New paper on Social Networks in Changing Environments

Just published in Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology Social networks in changing environments Wilson, A.D.M., Krause, S., Ramnarine, I., Borner, K., Clement, R.J.G., Kurvers, R.H.J.M and J. Krause. Abstract Social network analysis (SNA) has become a widespread tool for the study of animal social organization. However despite this broad applicability, SNA is currently limited by both an […]

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New paper on Shark Ecology and Behaviour

We’ve just had a nice, comprehensive paper on shark ecology published in Behavioural Ecology. Integrating network analysis, sensor tags and observation to understand shark ecology and behaviour Wilson, A.D.M. , Brownscombe, J.W., Krause, J., Krause, S. Gutowsky, L. Brooks, E. and S.J. Cooke. Abstract Group living in animals is a well-studied phenomenon, having been documented extensively […]

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Support the Great Forest National Park initiative

Recently, while looking at nearby state and national parks for potential research sites, I came across a rather ambitious plan to create a new national park in the Central Highlands of Victoria, the Great Forest National Park. The aim of this initiative would be to add 355,000 hectares of protected forests to the existing 170,000 hectares […]

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

While my background interests are largely based on aquatic or terrestrial animals, I’ve always fancied animals of all sorts, and what better place to indulge in a bit of ornithological (bird-stuff) adventure than Australia! Australia is home to 828 species of birds, a true birder’s paradise. They really come in all sorts of sizes, colours, […]

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