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Updated 29 January 2016. Originally published 8 December 2015

A new study drawn from more than 80 dryland sites across the world published in the Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences (PNAS) and Nature Communications indicates that increasing aridity reduces abundance and diversity of microbial communities which carry out for most of ecosystem services such as primary production, water filtration and climate regulation...

Feb 10

Change has always been present however, agriculture systems in general are facing change at an unprecedented rate from a range of significant causes. Dr Mike Bange presents impacts of these changes on cotton production systems and highlight some options for adaptation.

Apr 4

Earlybird Rates Extended until January 30 2016! Register from $400 + GST.

The Ninth Australasian Conference of Grassland Invertebrate Ecology Conference focuses on the biology, ecology and management of both pest and beneficial invertebrates in native and introduced grasslands including pastures, pasture/crop rotations and turf....

Opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plant:Microbe Interactions to identify and characterise the sugar transporters that shuttle carbon in ectomycorrhizal plant:fungal interactions and investigate how these are affected by elevated levels of carbon dioxide.

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to contribute to a new Australian Research Council Discovery project on the responses of mature native Eucalypt forests to elevated CO2.

This multidisciplinary project asks how changes in ecosystem N balance occur, by investigating if leaf N declines under enriched CO2 directly due to the balance of plant activity versus changes in soil N availability.

Apr 10

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis is holding a special Conference entitled "C4 Photosynthesis: past, present and future" in Canberra from 10 to13 April, 2016.

14 January 2016

Australia is so famous for its dangerous creatures that visitors often arrive fearful that everything that moves is out to get them. In a land where snakes, spiders, shells and even one of the iconic mammals – the platypus – can bite or sting, should we all be worried about plants as well? Dr Ben Moore explains more...

2015 ARC Excellence

Western Sydney University
ARC Discovery 2015 grants have been awarded to Prof David Ellsworth, Dr Oula Ghannoum, Dr Yolima Carrillo, Prof Belinda Medlyn, Dr Remko Duursma, Prof Ian Anderson, Dr Jonathan Plett and Dr Jeff Powell.
Dr Kristine Crous
Dr Kristine Crous awarded ARC DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) to investigate 'How will Australia rainforest trees cope with climate warming?"