The impacts of myrtle rust with Laura

Check out the link below for some interesting information on myrtle rust. There is even a video (Oscar nominated of course) of PIREL’s very own Laura Fernandez discussing her PhD project.

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An article you won’t be able to put down!

Congratulations to Ina on getting the latest chapter from her PhD accepted for publication in the journal ‘Science of the Total Environment’. The article is called ‘Urban stormwater run-off promotes compression of saltmarshes by freshwater plants and mangrove forests.’ Keep your eyes peeled in the near future for this masterpiece of science.

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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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