By Jessie Buettel & Barry Brook. Original published on The Conversation. Anyone who has been outdoors in a populated area in the past month will be aware of the massive success of Pokémon GO, which has rocketed to the top of the gaming charts. People have been avidly collecting Pokémon creatures in various media formats […]
Looking at the impact and ramifications of climate change (warming, extreme events, ocean acidification, etc.) and other stressors on ecological systems, such as habitat loss, over-exploitation and invasive species.
Ph.D. projects now offered in the Dynamics of Eco-Evolutionary Patterns (D.E.E.P.) research group, based at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Tasmania. We study ecological and evolutionary dynamics, global change, and conservation biology. Our study systems include plants and animals, with a focus on the unique Australian environment. The Ph.D. project topics […]
The biofuel roll out is worse than just too slow…
What can we learn from Kerala?
Guest Post by Geoff Russell. Geoff recently released the popular book “Greenjacked! The derailing of environmental action on climate change“. Kerala is a state on the South Western coast of India; about a third the size of Tasmania or just slightly bigger than Hawaii. It’s been on my radar ever since it featured in an inspirational […]
Back in 2013, I led some research that critiqued the ‘Planetary Boundaries‘ concept (my refereed paper, Does the terrestrial biosphere have planetary tipping points?, appeared in Trends in Ecology & Evolution). I also blogged about this here: Worrying about global tipping points distracts from real planetary threats. Today a new paper appeared in the journal Science, […]