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HDR Corroboree- ideas, team building and charades of PhD topics

The Institute for Applied Ecology’s Higher Degree by Research Corroboree was held recently down in the small coastal town of Kioloa, NSW. The initiative provides an opportunity for students to share ideas, undertake team-building exercises and receive feedback on their current stage of work.

The event commenced with a presentation from Professor Jane Doolan on the reality of policy making and how it is informed by science, followed by PhD and Masters presentations by students.

‘The opportunity to present my


Applications now open for the Norris Postgraduate Research Scholarship

The Norris Postgraduate Research Scholarship is generously funded from a gift by the late Professor Richard Norris of the Institute for Applied Ecology.

The Scholarship is offered for research in areas of research strength in the IAE (currently freshwater ecology, wildlife genetics and genomics, conservation biology and eco-chemistry and toxicology).

This full scholarship covers an APA level stipend ($25,849 per annum 2015 rate)(tax free for full time students and indexed annually) and allowances for 3 years, and is available to


IAE scientists solve the mystery of the wedge-tailed eagle’s diet

 Science Alert, Wednesday 01 October 2014

New research has revealed that the diet of Australia’s wedge-tailed eagle is far more varied than previously thought – and definitely isn’t reliant on rabbits.

Wedge-tailed eagles are Australia’s largest birds of prey, with wingspans that can reach up to 2.3 metres. But despite their size, there’s still a lot scientists don’t know about the creatures.

Until recently, many researchers believed that wedge-tailed eagles were dependent on eating European rabbits – an introduced species that’s devastated