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So you want to join the lab? First read a few of our recent papers – or if that is too painful then skim through the last few issues of decision point. If that doesn’t put you off then send Hugh (h.possingham@uq.edu.au) your CV and a note about what you would like to do and why you think our lab is the best place to do that. Our group is very big, probably bigger than any other conservation research in the world, and we are part of two huge centres. That has advantages and disadvantages. For example we do a lot of work in groups, but the amount of one-on-one time Hugh has for any individual in the lab is limited. This is probably good as he doesn’t know much and everyone else in the lab is much nicer.

Lab twitter feed:

saverygo RT @IlesDT: A story about our recent paper, which showed that emperor #penguins will do much better if we can meet the Paris Agreement temp…
saverygo RT @juliasilge: It is *both* very useful *and* I get to send myself and my coworkers emails with emoji subject lines and beautiful plots in…
saverygo RT @UQ_News: Seeing through the eyes of animals. #UQ @UQscience research from @vancedberg @karen_cheney @QldBrainInst. https://t.co/pAZ45q
saverygo RT @ParksCanada: #ClimateChange is one of the key pillars addressed in today's #ThroneSpeech! #DYK protected areas play an important role i…
saverygo Next time, how will you phrase using “one strategy that meets two goals”?
saverygo I can’t tell you all how often I’ve wished for a teleporter/portkey. https://t.co/h0cugMHivK
saverygo @ithinkwellHugh This explains why I started baking beautiful loaves of sourdough bread in the final year of my PhD… https://t.co/549kw3QNQy
saverygo Success! Thanks to Lynn from the Constance Creek Wildlife Centre! They are in a critical need of donations tho, so… https://t.co/6bGB1TZwZv
saverygo @RicSchuster @Christina_Davy Success! Thanks to Lynn from the Constance Creek Wildlife Centre! They are in a critic… https://t.co/65GF4DG733
MariaBeger RT @sarahinthesen8: Dear @ScottMorrisonMP now that Sydney is under a thick haze of smoke can we talk about the climate emergency and the re…
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MariaBeger RT @Coralassist_Lab: Great opportunity for a funded PhD at Northumbria University! Study the evolution of Caribbean coral reef islands. Wor…
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MariaBeger RT @ZoeR_Coral: Congratulations to Jason Alexander, Mike Bunce, Nicole White, @eco_genomics @wilkinshau and the rest of our stellar team #c
MariaBeger RT @SCBOceania: Save the Date for SCBO 2020! See you in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Aug 31st - Sept 3rd 2020 https://t.co/niC6JQvmNz https://t.co/jl
MariaBeger RT @adriatix: Here’s a new @MissionBlue initiative launched to protect the #GreatSouthernReef, to celebrate and rise awareness about the wo…
MariaBeger RT @JulianCribb: Greta Thunberg: People underestimate 'angry kids' https://t.co/8YXfeBe4eG
MariaBeger RT @BestleySophie: We have a 2y oceanography position @IMAS_UTAS with our ARC Discovery project on east Antarctic polynyas - apply by 2 Dec…
MariaBeger RT @spc_cps: The @PoetCom1 & SPC #LRD mission takes place in #WallisFutuna as part of a support to an #organicCertification-#Agriculture th…
MariaBeger RT @ithinkwellHugh: We tend to think of courage as dramatic acts of bravery. But every day there are little moments of courage. Pressing SE…
MariaBeger RT @SalGoTeam: Looking forward to sharing our research @ #BES2019 meeting @OxZooDept @BritishEcolSoc @PolCapdevila90 @sara_lil_plants @Mark
BeyerHawthorne Philae lander en route to comet 67P right now. Exciting moment given the odds of even getting #Rosetta there.
BeyerHawthorne Landowners destroy habitat to dodge immenent protection legislation. Conervation planning must acount for this! http://t.co/SMBelGA6TW
BeyerHawthorne A major problem in conservation planning is finding ways of accounting for myopic reversals of protection. E.g. http://t.co/EV9MvhE87S
BeyerHawthorne Slam on the breaks. We have it all wrong: Tony Abbott adviser warns of threat of 'global cooling'. No, not Apr 1st. http://t.co/iXn80UgD7M
BeyerHawthorne Happy to see a woman has won this years Fields medal for the first time. http://t.co/qIoG6ED7q2
AChauvenet RT @ElisaBayra: Do you wanna know how Australia's threatened birds are going? Or want some awesome time-series data? The new #ThreatenedSpe
AChauvenet RT @EJMilnerGulland: NEWSFLASH! @OxZooDept is recruiting an Associate Professor in #Conservation #Biology with @BalliolOxford. Closing 2nd…
AChauvenet RT @ConversationEDU: Australia’s threatened birds declined by nearly 60% on average over 30 years. New research reveals the true impact on…
AChauvenet RT @BestleySophie: We have a 2y oceanography position @IMAS_UTAS with our ARC Discovery project on east Antarctic polynyas - apply by 2 Dec…
AChauvenet RT @mjecoservices: Very honoured for the L'Oreal UNESCO For Women in Science 🇨🇱 award. Thankful of my excellent supervisors @BalvaneraPatt
AChauvenet @JeremyBrownlie @MelodySChristie Huge congratulations!
AChauvenet @saverygo I am more of 🤷‍♀️ user personally
AChauvenet @bluecology Not sure, but definitely efficient!
biodiversityBD @kmillerheidke This is GREAT! You should go on Australian Idol! Seriously though, good luck, have fun :-)
biodiversityBD @shornwell cheers Sean! :-D
biodiversityBD @ChrisOBryan89 @ARC_CEED @ICCB2017 thanks for the nice tweet! :-D
biodiversityBD What is an adequate protected area network? Protect everything? 20%? Or do better each year? Great symposium + talks @cdkuempel @HugePossum
biodiversityBD RT @CarlaWildlife: PADDD is often overlooked in conservation yet has impacted over 3200 PAs and 2.2mill km2 @RachGolden #ICCB2017 https://t…
biodiversityBD RT @LeahLeopold: @saverygo shares @sesync @BiodiversityASU work on cost effective decision-making in face of uncertainty #ICCB2017 https://…
biodiversityBD Big tumour data could save lives and reduce the cost of health care. Very international collaboration for betterment of humanity.
biodiversityBD Devastating but engaging news piece on the state of the Great Barrier Reef https://t.co/P5PA3W0U79 @Nicki__S #TheProjectTV
MattHHolden @lara_quartel @AcademicChatter I always thought of myself like a paid intern - learning while working.
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MattHHolden RT @verissimodiogo: Did a program to alleviate rural poverty make India’s air pollution worse? https://t.co/gA9gHyggIB Another great exampl…
MattHHolden RT @UQscience: Did you know that one of the most abundant marine food sources is invisible, like sugar dissolved in a cup of tea? #UQ resea…
MattHHolden @JuniperLSimonis @tpoi Oh Axios. That was a great idea. But in my opinion they did a bad job 1. Convincing high imp… https://t.co/JVqnWpId3P
MattHHolden Child: artist Preteen: artist Teen: high school maths teacher Now: mathematician/lecturer https://t.co/exN0MgHLa1
MattHHolden @EuanRitchie1 In many cases I like to avoid the word “student” rather than “my” - similar intent. “My collaborator”… https://t.co/ZUBCoYLkAq
MattHHolden @VPaglioni @AcademicChatter Ask him to redo it, and let him know, that if he doesn’t have an original draft to you… https://t.co/wCutU2WB6C
MattHHolden RT @RhysHParry: Every year I forget about the annual UQ School of Biology Christmas party tradition of the lucky door prize. Congratulation…
MattHHolden @nancywyuen Academics use jargon because it's easy/lazy writing, not because they are elitists trying to bamboozle… https://t.co/yMiaSGybPJ
MattHHolden @nancywyuen Paywalls come from corporate greed. I've never met a single academic who "wanted" paywalls. Unfortunate… https://t.co/w0V4V7LB0n
cdkuempel @KiriCarini @mapmakerdavid Im an environmental researcher @nceas doing lots of cool mapping projects.
cdkuempel RT @MJLPeers: Thought it was about time to once again share the most epic trail cam series... Dont you dare touch my carcass magpie!!!! #Ca
cdkuempel RT @TrevorABranch: Double tragedy in Samoa: 2 kids died when nurses mistakenly mixed a lethal dose of muscle relaxants into the measles vac…
cdkuempel RT @DrEmSherratt: A wonderful article highlighting my dear friend, confidante and science idol Dr Simone Blomberg @simoneb66 #WomenInSTEM #…
cdkuempel RT @KiirstiO: Here it is! The R advent calendaR 🎁 Start learning R tomorrow and by Christmas you will know the basics! https://t.co/NC6mg
cdkuempel RT @GCITweet: Do you have the drive to solve the greatest challenges of our time? @UQ_News is recruiting the Director, UQ Global Change In…
cdkuempel RT @DocFroehlich: Research scientist in #aquaculture! Nice piece for graduate students seeking work outside of academia in the field 🐟🚜 ht…
cdkuempel RT @jess_carilli: Oh god this is amazing https://t.co/DNtxy5jo7g
kwekings RT @sivasothi: [biod crew] Fri 8 Nov 2019: 9.00 am [PhD Defense] – Lam Weng Ngai on “Nepenthes: A Model… https://t.co/ZKStiLiAHr
kwekings RT @NatureHumBehav: A culture of publication-worship unwittingly incentivizes questionable scientific practices and gluts the economy of sc…
kwekings "The top researchers at American law schools, especially elite law schools... often include people who are indiffer… https://t.co/0OcocoXU9L
kwekings We're looking for a post-doc (or senior research associate/assistant) to join our urban ecology team! Specifically… https://t.co/8hYC3HKNPa
kwekings RT @DanRRichards: Do you need a map of vegetation for Singapore? Leon's new data paper https://t.co/URcQY4LN5e @NatCapSG @_FCL https://t.co
kwekings RT @FIB_NUS: .@MethodsEcolEvol paper by Jia Huan, Kenny & @erarsenault #isotopeanalysis of amino acids consistently distinguished between…
kwekings There is an R package called DHARMa. No, it does not randomly generate yogic mantras. https://t.co/4TwrdOkJJ1
kwekings No kidding?? Matthew Lim https://t.co/EPLVyEMhZi
kwekings Mangroves in a Changing World: From Population Genetics to Ecological Genomics by Alison Wee 19 Jul Fri 10 am NUS D… https://t.co/NlCAGuNFMp
kwekings RT @winstontlchow: A great review on the divide separating top and bottom of the current academic pyramid. https://t.co/1tp0gmUq1q
BonMappin RT @james_trezise: Concern for Melbourne's drinking water after scientists allege illegal logging https://t.co/UM2gI2Huff via @abcnews
BonMappin RT @martine_maron: Spending to save: What will it cost to halt Australia's extinction crisis? (spoiler: about seven times what we spend now…
BonMappin RT @ProfTerryHughes: How many more house have to burn down, how many deaths, how many times does the #GreatBarrierReef have to bleach - bef…
BonMappin RT @m_dimarco: Wilderness areas halve the extinction risk of terrestrial biodiversity https://t.co/mqJvpOqOtZ Our @nature paper shows #wi
BonMappin RT @jamesecology: Attending #ICCB2019? Check out our "action mapping" symposium where @HugePossum @j_a_mcgowan @manammichelle @ChrisOBryan8
BonMappin RT @battle_kt: My @MalariaAtlas paper on P vivax #malaria burden is out in @TheLancet showing a 46% decline in Pv cases from 2005 to 2017 a…
BonMappin RT @april_reside: I’ve been involved in Black-throated finch research for >10yrs. Today I’m devastated by the decision by Qld Govt to appro…
mainambui RT @coralmannie: Help to expand Madagascar's climate history to 400 years. Apply for a unique PhD on geochemistry of giant Indian Ocean cor…
mainambui RT @ESA_EO: A beautiful, cloud-free Scotland 🥰 https://t.co/Mhr5L5VRn6
mainambui RT @MattHHolden: Come work with me at UQ! Fully-funded Ph.D. project on #maths & #stats to improve #fisheries management. Open to internati…
mainambui RT @MQSciEng: Not just warm water. Paper in @NatureClimate by @EnvScMQ Joseph Maina and colleagues at @TheWCS including @UWAresearch and @U
mainambui RT @ChristinacHicks: Very pleased to share this paper, new in @nature. We developed a novel model to predict nutrient quality of fish, appl…
mainambui RT @naj_graham: Nutritional quality and quantity from the world's fisheries. Our @nature paper demonstrates how catches from many nations c…
mainambui RT @HugePossum: Scientists will never know everything with complete certainty, but in many cases, like the issue of a declining Great Barri…
mainambui RT @PROG_ocean: Exciting workshop on a future Regional #OceanGovernance Strategy for the WIO. Outcome will provide important input to the #…
mainambui RT @coralmannie: Join my group at the University of Leicester, 4 year PhD to 'Unlock Climatic and Anthropogenic Drivers of Environmental Ch…
mainambui RT @PROBAVegetation: #ProbaV for #coastal applications!🛰️🌊 Check this #ProbaV image of part of #Belgium and #TheNetherlands combined with a…
j_a_mcgowan RT @prueaddison: Interested in the role of #business in the #conservation of #biodiversity? Check out our new #openaccess paper "Biodiversi…
j_a_mcgowan RT @IUCNscience: Job posting @CCI_Cambridge: Executive Director, Cambridge Conservation Initiative https://t.co/53J7xIdvAC, deadline 10 Dec…
j_a_mcgowan RT @Dynamic_Planet: New report by @nature_org and @Enviro_Finance confirms that private sector investors are factoring environmental concer…
j_a_mcgowan RT @IUCN: IUCN Issues Briefs provide accessible overviews of complex #conservation and sustainable #development issues. Check them out: h…
j_a_mcgowan RT @ConLetters: Now in @ConLetters Substantial losses in ecoregion intactness highlight urgency of globally coordinated action https://t.c…
j_a_mcgowan RT @EJMilnerGulland: V useful paper reviewing #metrics used in #biodiversity #offsetting, planning & #conservation. Different ones used in…
j_a_mcgowan Integrating climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the global ocean. Our new science policy paper is o… https://t.co/qVIcHJ9G6T
j_a_mcgowan RT @sophusticated: What needs to change to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs targeting global infrastructure expansion alongs…
j_a_mcgowan @jeff_o_hanson @HugePossum @ultimatemegs @RicSchuster @JendallKones I’ts not the same language, per se, but there i… https://t.co/AXwDM2J2nJ
j_a_mcgowan RT @EU_ScienceHub: #Energy projections for African countries: a study 📖 shows power generation capacity will need to increase 10-fold from…
MorenaMills RT @Sergeraemaekers: @PipCohen @Worldfish opens up today’s session that will discuss how we secure #sustainablefisheries-based #livelihoods
MorenaMills RT @CarlaWildlife: Excited to talk about the how covenants and #PPAs can contribute towards the 2030 UN #restoration targets tomorrow at a…
MorenaMills RT @GeographicalMag: An examination of the ways that conservation initiatives become mainstream has revealed that most successful projects…
MorenaMills RT @AnotherBobSmith: JOB KLAXON. 2-year Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship on climate change and MPA network planning based at @DICE_Kent thro…
MorenaMills RT @VisualPersist: The impact of #MPAs on communities is unclear. @MorenaMills "conflict within communities increased in 79 per cent of #MP
MorenaMills RT @smangubhai: We are in Week 3 of our national effort to “Evaluate knowledge co-production in locally managed marine areas in Fiji”. @wcs
MorenaMills RT @j_r_rhodes: If you are interested in novel ways to achieve collaboration among organisations, we have a 2 year postdoc available to wor…
HugePossum RT @MarkTercek: The idea of “ecocide” as crime is starting to gain serious legal traction. Strikes me as significant development - https:/…
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HugePossum @InvasionEcology Is youth a good thing now? I thought privilege accumulated with age?
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HugePossum RT @jessicawalsh1: New journal: Ecological Solutions and Evidence - aiming to share knowledge on environmental management and conservation.…
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HugePossum I just did an Intersectionality Score Calculation and I am more privileged than 88% of people according to this cal… https://t.co/UFJwSxTrN4
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HugePossum RT @NC_TNC: TNC in North Carolina was recently awarded Clean Energy Innovator of the Year by the NC Sustainable Energy Association. Congrat…
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HugePossum RT @Nature_Climate: Live from #COP25 @isastuder @nature_org's Director for Strategic Partnerships in Latin America says she's ready for the…
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HugePossum RT @justinehausheer: "We’re used to turning our attention briefly, intensely, to “those poor people” affected by climate change, then retur…
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HugePossum RT @nature_org: This Appalachian forest has natural neighborhoods of different climates that species can use to make a warming world more t…
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HugePossum RT @nature_wonks: As leaders discuss climate solutions at #COP25 in Madrid, check out this bipartisan op-ed by @nature_org board chair Fran…
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HugePossum RT @nature_brains: An international team of researchers argues that the twin goals of climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservati…
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RKRunting RT @JanepDyson: Our new short (19mins) film - 'Spirit' - is now available to watch online! https://t.co/vo9W9u0u0h Spirit presents an in…
RKRunting RT @ProfLesleyHead: Continuing position, closes Dec 4. LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER IN ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL SCIENCE https://t.co/nYDNlUzp3l
RKRunting RT @ymalhi: Our new paper in @ScienceAdvances looks at carbon and climate impacts of the loss of intact rainforests. When lost future carbo…
RKRunting @aggwarrior @CarlaWildlife @SciMelb Yes! Definitely a hit with the students.
RKRunting Had a particularly fun practical class with my "Spatial Analysis in Geography" students this semester. Thanks to… https://t.co/0tTNySIxcJ
RKRunting RT @ProfLesleyHead: For #climatestrike week, a thread of relevant research from #geogmelb. In our collective life we do lots of different…
RKRunting RT @SofiaLop11: Colombia's government is not doing a great job protecting their vulnerable #pollinators , despite the road map laid out in…
RKRunting RT @ChrisOBryan89: Colombia's policies are killing #pollinators through use of herbicides and pesticides. This coupled with deforestation w…
RKRunting @LauraEllenDee @CUBoulder Congratulations! Your lab sounds awesome :)
christhebirder @mike_young00 Hey Mike sounds like an Action Plan is maybe in the works!
christhebirder RT @ScienceChiefAu: Dr Finkel is in Adelaide tomorrow talking about the origins and importance of citizen #science at #CitSciOz18. Have you…
christhebirder I’m excited to be attending the second Australian Citizen Science Conference in Adelaide this week. It will be inte… https://t.co/NB9Jgz8oxr
christhebirder RT @roconscicom: We're too slow, too inconsistent and invertebrates tend to get ignored when we list threatened species according to @chri
christhebirder RT @austmus: #FrogID is here! It’s a scientific rescue mission and everyone can get involved. By recording #frog calls with our new FrogID…
christhebirder RT @ANUmedia: First critically endangered swift parrot babies of the season!!ANU researcher @teamswiftparrot over the moon to find a 30 day…
christhebirder RT @TSR_Hub: Swift Parrot habitat is being legally logged in Tas under RFA. Loggers exempt from EPBC Act! https://t.co/LbbAquulvM via @C
christhebirder RT @TSR_Hub: Habitat loss is the #1 threat to Australia's species and it makes all the other threats worse https://t.co/IQmAhN8kop via @Con
vivtulloch @em203rgerstein @MarineMammalCom @RobHarcourt That number includes incidental entanglements in floating or other di… https://t.co/Uvh254G7IC
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vivtulloch @em203rgerstein @MarineMammalCom @RobHarcourt Averaging ~100/year since 2000
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vivtulloch @RedPandaBKK @Society4ConBio Hmmm that’s good to know thanks. There must be a lot of ECRs for which that isn’t an o… https://t.co/zzRjXvDjn2
vivtulloch Did anyone else get a symposium accepted at the #IUCN #worldconservationcongress 2020 and then see the registration… https://t.co/Ne2Pkzqfjl
vivtulloch RT @TaraGMartin: Making space to have a family and a successful academic career is not easy. We need to make it easier @ljevanso https://t…
vivtulloch @turschwell Or you could just give up on work completely…this is much more rewarding than spending the rest of the… https://t.co/qMJzUYyox5
vivtulloch @ASeatonSpatial @Alice_R_Jones I’m very interested in this and it’s a complaint many have of SDMs - can we chat sometime?
vivtulloch RT @MattHHolden: Current wildfires have NOT caused koalas to go functionally extinct! We as researchers must speak out against all misinfor…
vivtulloch RT @ecologibel: "Trust your voice". The #ESAus19 writers workshop is full of ecologists all keen to learn how to communicate real #ecology
vivtulloch RT @VanessaPirotta: Our new #publication is finally out 🐋🐬‼️This is a very important paper about #bycatch and #entanglements of #whales and…
rubenvli RT @mitchest: When it comes to accuracy assessment in #remotesensing "almost 70% of sampled literature were not adhering to recommended gu…
rubenvli RT @cdkuempel: To get the most immediate benefits from our MPAs we need to put them in places where they can reduce threats. Currently >6 t…
rubenvli RT @bluecology: Underappreciated role of #seagrass #mangroves #saltmarsh in conservation of marine megafauna New pub with @Trends_Ecol_Evo
rubenvli RT @MattIDCarter: New #OA research out today in @SciReports. Sex and region differences in the ontogeny of early-life at-sea behaviours in…
rubenvli @m_pasku @ARC_CEED Hi Marta, you can find it here https://t.co/GNuJLngRv0
rubenvli RT @j_a_mcgowan: Best practice for using marine IBAs in spatial prioritisation new @ConLetters research from @ARC_CEED @DICE_Kent https://t…
rubenvli RT @BrendanGodley: Pls RT. Can companies eg @sainsburys be influenced by RT's of images of ridiculous excessive #plastic ? Aubergines have…
rubenvli RT @HugePossum: If you thought natural world heritage sites were safe, think again @cyclonewatson @jamesecology https://t.co/4S0ORdUDLf
rubenvli Complementing expert priorities and stakeholder preferences for marine management of Moreton Bay #MBQR2016.@NRMecon https://t.co/Oh0jMVVbOL

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