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New study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology
Anthony Lowney and Robert Thomson have published a paper demonstrating the importance of sociable weaver colonies to the surrounding animal community.
2021 MSc Conservation Biology class
We welcomed the 2021 MSc CB class on Monday May 17. The start this year was delayed to give us the best chance of conducting the coursework in the classroom rather than on Zoom!
New paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
A paper from the Fitz and the ANU describes how behavioural changes for thermoregulation carry opportunity costs with implications for fitness, population persistence and ecosystem function.
Unpleasant meals may help manage crow predation on bird nests
Crows are notorious for robbing eggs and chicks from other birds nests, especially where crow numbers have been boosted by human activity. Angela Ferguson's research indicates one way to stop the marauding crows.
Sensing good vibrations: a remarkable sensory organ in the beaks of ancient fossil birds
Newly published research shows how one of the most ancient groups of birds (from the time of the dinosaurs) was able to detect minute mechanical vibrations in the soil using their beaks referred to as remote-touch.

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