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International Marine Conservation Congress 4, Newfoundland, Canada

The  International Marine Conservation Congress 4 (IMCC4) hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section was held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada from July 30th to August 3rd 2016. The meeting brings people together from all areas of marine conservation – academic, education, practitioners, students – together to developing thinking to further conservation science and […]

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Marine biodiversity offsets and the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section

Nicki Shumway (far right) brought Hedley Grantham, Martine Maron, Justine Bell-James, Guy Dutson, Me (Holly Niner) and Prue Addison together to talk all things relating to marine biodiversity offsets at SCBO, Brisbane in July. Great to meet everyone and lots to get the brain going…


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Congratulations Suzanne

Last week in Perth Suzanne gave birth to Ezekiel Jaziel Roshan.  Well done and best wishes from all  of us in the ERME group Suzanne….the MSc thesis will be a walk in the park by comparison!

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New Research on Desalination Published

Congratulations to Masha on publishing part of her  PhD work on optimising water treatment processes, with a new paper just out: ‘Optimal Design of Water Treatment Processes’ in the journal Desalination and Water Treatment. In the paper Masha has used mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP) modelling to develop a a general approach for the (optimal) […]

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Social Licence to Operate

On the way back from London, Craig called into Brisbane for a workshop on ‘Social Licence to Operate’ issues, held at QCAT at CSIRO.  Craig presented a summary of how SERAG011 Social Licensing has developed at UCL Australia – which was great to share with so many of the people whose research we talk about during […]

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Craig has been in London for the last week – meeting up with colleagues at the main UCL campus and around London. While the weather has been, well what you’d expect from London  – though this photo, taken on a morning walk over to St James Park for a meeting,  proves that the sun has […]

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Welcome to Dr Hazel Vandeleur

A warm welcome to our new research fellow, Dr Hazel Vandeleur, who be working on a range projects at UCL Australia. Hazel has extensive experience working on environmental assessment and monitoring and has worked on a number of projects across Australia, including:

Gladstone Ports Corporation Channel Duplication EIS: Dredging Components Assistance (QLD)
Review of Ecosystems […]

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Welcome to new MSc project students

A warm welcome to two second year MSc students in the ERME research group:  Emma Haddon, who will be looking at environmental monitoring associated with wave energy developments for her research project and Suzanne Mather, whose project will focus on ‘Social Licence to Operate’ issues.

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Research Symposium with Future Industries Institute (UniSA)

Yesterday UCL Australia hosted a symposium with colleagues from the Future Industries Institute at UniSA, with a series of great 3 minute presentations from Early Career Researchers.  Holly Niner did a terrific job presenting an overview of ERME research, even if she did manage to make Craig look  like a character from South Park in her Prezi […]

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Bye Laura

Laura Falkenberg has just undergone her own climate change – moving from dry, sunny Adelaide (36 C) to cold, wet Bergen in Norway to start a post-doc on Ocean Acidification impacts on marine populations.

We’re going to miss Laura a great deal, but are looking forward to our now improved chances at footy tipping this year.

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Three Postdoctoral Positions Available at UCL Australia

UCL Australia is increasing its capacity to conduct research that makes an impact on energy and resources management.  We are looking to appoint three post-doctoral research associates to join our team in Adelaide:

1) Research Associate in Multi-criteria Decision Analysis/Statistical Modelling with experience in decision making in natural resources management – using statistical modelling, multi-criteria decision […]

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New research published – a new method for ecotoxicology studies

Laura and Craig have just had a paper accepted at Marine Environmental Research in which they outline a new method for measuring sperm motility – which we hope has promise as a quick and easily measured endpoint for future ecotoxicology studies.

We noticed that motile sperm from broadcasting spawning organisms a) swim downwards and b) often […]

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Antony wins People’s Choice Award for research video

Congratulations to Antony who has won the People’s Choice award in the Australian Marine Sciences Association (SA Branch) Outreach Video Competition for this three minute video on sperm motility and its potential as an quick and simple endpoint in ecotoxicology testing. Any outreach video that references Monty Python is a winner in my book. Antony’s […]

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Hola de Antofagasta

Craig is in Antofagasta, northern Chile this week – presenting a paper “Social Media Adoption in the Australian Energy and Resources Sectors” at the SRMining15 conference.

The paper was co-authored with Adeline Tubb, Darien Simon and former UCL Australia MSc students (Will Trott, Owen Sharpe, Chris Bartley & Helena Wu) and stems from a research project done as part of Craig’s SERAG011 […]

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New research published – are the ecological effects of extreme events exacerbated by local disturbances?

Laura is co-author on a newly published manuscript examining the combined effects of gradual and abrupt changes in climatic conditions. Specifically, the focus was on how herbivory may be modified by forecasted global and local disturbances under abrupt warming events and gradual temperature increases. The full text of the manuscript can be found here:


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