• The Wet Tropics was inscribed as a World Heritage property in 1988 after a community-driven campaign that lasted a decade.

    ECOfiesta 2018
  • After an incredible 9 years (yes 9 years!!!) in the role of Book Review Editor for Austral Ecology, Pep Turner is stepping down to take on the role of Editorial Board Chair of Ecological Management & Restoration. Dr Maggie J Watson has now stepped into the role and took over the reins in May 2018. Maggie is a Lecturer in the School of Environmental Sciences at Charles Sturt University where she teaches Ornithology and Conservation Biology subjects at the post-graduate level.

    New book review editor
  • Students aged seven to 17 have helped scientists better understand the urban habitats for bees, wasps and flies, while themselves gaining a better understanding of science.

    Read more in our media release.

  • The ESA awards a Gold Medal in recognition of an ESA member who has made a substantial contribution to the study of ecology in Australia over the course of their career.

  • Come to LEAF 2018 and ‘Rethink the future’ with Australia’s favourite gardener Costa Georgiadis and sustainable farmer and chef Paul West as we explore how we can all reduce, reuse and recycle and create a healthier world and future.

    Logan LEAF festival
  • IPBES (the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) has announced the call for nominations to serve as experts on its upcoming assessments reports.

  • Disturbances, such as fire and herbivore grazing, are essential to reduce biomass and maintain grassland biodiversity but actively managing these disturbances is difficult and expensive, especially in urban areas. A new paper explains how mowing can be used to manage grassland biodiversity:


     A new paper explains how mowing can be used to manage grassland biodiversity:
  • Just like the weather forecasts we all take for granted, can we create a reliable a ‘nature forecast’ to help us better understand, manage and conserve ecosystems? Get ready for ecological forecasting!

    Tern Newsletter
  • We invite you to submit an abstract to the ESA18 annual conference. The conference is to be held at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane from 25-29 November 2018. Optional workshops and field trips will be offered on Friday 30 November.

  • A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.

    Bowhead Whale