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The Institute for Applied Ecology undertakes world class research to improve our understanding of the environment, and enhance decision-making for natural resource management and sustainable development.
The Institute operates within two specialised centres: the Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genetics, and the Centre for Applied Water Science.

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    Dragons vs cats – native animals fighting feral predators

    5 December 2018: Bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) are battling the impacts of climate change, habitat destruction, native predators, and now we can add ...

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  1. UC’s Krebs Lecture 2021: Accelerating species recovery through the application of genomics – a tale of the Tasmanian devil and the koala

    Professor Kathy Belov will deliver this year’s Krebs Lecture at the University of Canberra, outlining her extensive research into using genomics applications to save endangered species – and touching on fascinating evolutionary adaptations with far-reaching implications.

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  2. Climate change likely to outpace species adaptation

    Analysing past rates of evolution, University of Canberra researcher Dr Joanne Bennett has found that many species won’t be able to adapt their physiologies fast enough to respond to climate change.

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  3. Wetlands still in decline despite Ramsar Convention, says UC Professor

    This World Wetlands Day (WWD), we are still seeing an alarming decline in wetlands and their ecosystems, says the University of Canberra’s Professor Peter Bridgewater – despite the fact that millions of hectares of wetlands have been declared rare or important for conserving.

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    $3 million funding investment for Canberra collaboration to protect our future biodiversity and biosecurity

    Diversity Arrays Technology, the University of Canberra, and Australian National University have collaborated to create a big data platform accessible to users around the world.

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    UC Faculty of Science and Technology welcomes new Executive Dean

    The University of Canberra has appointed Professor Janine Deakin as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology.

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