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Measuring the effects of conservation management

Billions of dollars have been spent over the last decade or two on programs to improve the condition of Australia’s environment. These programs include Landcare, the Natural Heritage Trust, and the Caring for Our Country program. The Australian government has, … Continue reading

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Celebrating simple models

Amy Hurford’s excellent blog Just Simple Enough: The Art of Mathematical Modelling alerted me to a post on Joan Straussman’s blog titled “The Trouble with Theory”  This post is well worth reading, along with the comments that address questions about the … Continue reading

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Conservation triage, and how the public values species

This article was co-authored with Hugh Possingham, and originally appeared in The Conversation, where comments can be posted. At current levels of funding, it is not possible to save all threatened species in Australia from extinction. Trade-offs are required. For … Continue reading

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L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships 2012

Applications for the 2012 L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships are now open. The three $25,000 Fellowships are intended to help early career women scientists consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science. The … Continue reading

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Building Bayesian networks

Ever wondered what a Bayesian network is, and how to build one? Well, Ann Nicholson has provided a place to get started, with a post about how to model with Bayesian networks. The post includes a simple ecological example, and … Continue reading

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Interpreting ecological data

Bob O’Hara has an interesting post on interpreting relationships in ecological data. He notes that the strength of relationships between a response and explanatory variable will be underestimated if error in the explanatory variable is ignored. This issue is often … Continue reading

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Just simple enough – an interesting new blog about biological modelling

I stumbled across this blog last week: Just Simple Enough: The Art of Mathematical Modelling. It discusses modelling in biology. Run by Amy Hurford, it is seemingly quite new, but already has several thought-provoking posts. For anyone interested in modelling, … Continue reading

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