The best article you’ll read all year!

Knock knock? Who’s there? Another publication from Samiya!

This one is called ‘does enemy damage vary across the range of exotic plant species? Evidence from two coastal dune plant species in eastern Australia’ which has been accepted into Oecologia. Read it here:


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This blog should be renamed ‘Samiya’s publications’

Samiya continues to make everybody else look bad by publishing another epic chapter from her PhD entitled ‘Have your cake and eat it too: greater dispersal ability and faster germination towards range edges of an invasive plant species in eastern Australia.’ Check it out here:

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Arrivederci Katie

 It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Katie Berthon as she leaves PIREL to start her PhD in urban ecology at the Melbourne Institute of Technology. Good luck Katie! You’ll be missed 😦
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Laura’s first myrtle rust paper

Congratulations to Laura Fernandez who has had her first paper on myrtle rust accepted for publication in Austral Ecology!

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Samiya has done it again!!!

Congratulations to Samiya on getting her honours project published in the Australian Journal of Botany. Well worth a read!!!

Tabassum, S. & Bonser, S.P. (2017). Allometry in the terminal velocity-dispersal architecture relationship explains variation in dispersal and offspring provisioning strategies in wind dispersed Asteraceae species. Australian Journal of Botany, 65, 149-156.

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More on crushed sandstone

Just like the relief that follows the excitement and anticipation of the next Game of Thrones episode, here is the final post on the crushed sandstone saga.

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Alan’s crushed sandstone work

The small experiment I performed in the glasshouse is for the unit BIOL701 and I volunteered to write a blog as part the assessment for the unit .  Here is part 1 of the story. The target audience is Local Council and National Park staff, and the blog was written assuming the group has a broad range of scientific experience.  Feel free to comment.

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