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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 Off we go. Boarding the Northern Passage Ferry for Klemtu! Should be a swell ride :) 🌊 ❄️ 🌧 #punintendedhttps://t.co/0F7PG9QgTb
saverygo RT @Quad_Finn: This is not another charming viral Internet animal video. What you’re likely witnessing here is a malnourished former captiv…
saverygo RT @ausgeo: Yep, a single cat. https://t.co/ajI4xQ3wp8
saverygo RT @kokkonutter: I hope all PIs treat their PhD students this way
saverygo I love being able to borrow brooks from my local #library. But Macmillan Publishers is restricting library access t… https://t.co/uZniR9EnqP
saverygo RT @ConLetters: Now #OpenAccess in @ConLetters : Growth‐inducing infrastructure represents transformative yet ignored keystone environmenta…
saverygo This paper and the 7 amazing scientists behind it have done a service for #science. Replication studies deserve mor… https://t.co/8TzQVtZx0o
saverygo RT @martinenserink: It's rare to see a replication study in a journal like @nature. These 7 researchers did it with a 3-year project that s…
saverygo RT @graham_raby: 📢📢📢NULL RESULTS ARE IMPORTANT!📢📢📢 thank you @nature for recognizing this by publishing our replication study.
MariaBeger RT @ZoeR_Coral: Day 5 of Lizard Island #coral #biodiversity re-surveys and I am recording lots of ~3 year old colonies of Acropora insignis…
MariaBeger RT @KatieMCook1: A nice bit of mid-January and mid-week motivation - Thanks @BritishEcolSoc for awarding me a travel grant to present my Ph…
MariaBeger RT @KatieMWatson_: Big thank you to @BritishEcolSoc for awarding me a travel grant! I’m so excited to present my @UniversityLeeds masters r…
MariaBeger RT @MattHHolden: Agree! @UniSuperNews should divest! https://t.co/9lDbf3H9sw (👈 please sign ) & in the meantime, we should be sure that 100…
MariaBeger RT @ZoeR_Coral: Day 2 of coral biodiversity re-surveys @ Lizard Is & preliminary data from the N-NW reefs shows 5 Acropora spp > A. divaric…
MariaBeger RT @ProfTerryHughes: You can adapt to climate change in Melbourne today by staying indoors. Coal-waving PM says we need to be resilient a…
MariaBeger RT @KatrinaJDavis: Reduced rainfall under an abrupt climate change scenario would leave Britain cooler, drier and unsuitable for many crops…
MariaBeger RT @HugePossum: This is a nice visual summary from the BBC of the Australia bushfire crisis. Once the immediate crisis is over, protection…
MariaBeger RT @resilienceSci: A Letter From Canberra The apocalyptic fires in Australia signal another future from @CliveCHamilton https://t.co/aTE9k
MariaBeger RT @resilienceSci: New PhD position @sthlmresilience @Stockholm_Uni to work on fisheries sustainability with @HenrikOsterblom & the keysto…
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 @dpcmicheli: Great opportunity to work with a great team! https://t.co/0k0HJD3jnv
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AChauvenet RT @UQ_News: #UQ's @daniteixeira___ on the uncertain future of the glossy black cockatoo, in the wake of Australia's bushfire crisis. http…
AChauvenet RT @EJMilnerGulland: "We must balance privacy with honesty to be great academic role models", reflections by Sascha Hooker on how we need…
AChauvenet RT @bec_colvin: Two awesome 5 year (!) level B social psych post-docs just advertised at @PsycANU with Prof Iain Walker (also awesome) on c…
AChauvenet RT @TimDoherty_: Check out the Ecosystem Recovery Fund - ESA's Bushfire Response https://t.co/0qGlUGxOka @EcolSocAus #AustralianBushfires
AChauvenet RT @LauraEllenDee: Another great opportunity with TNC and the amazing @mahlering !!!! https://t.co/g3XIZGProU
AChauvenet RT @can_essay: As a specialist in conservation translocations, I would love to help draft a detailed management plan and risk analysis for…
AChauvenet RT @missagaia: Hey STEM ladies SoapBox Science needs👉🏽you! 🥽🦠🦋🌍🪐🔬@SoapboxScience This is so much fun - and brings science to the streets. h…
AChauvenet RT @DrNatOsborne: Hey, anyone with $ in @UniSuperNews, sign this letter. Also, we should totally make plans to seize super and bring it und…
AChauvenet RT @AmeliaWenger: Me too! Enough is enough https://t.co/NSPrRhm5kP
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 RT @cbaker_research: Fantastic postdoc opportunity for anyone working on modelling and control of infectious diseases at The University of…
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MattHHolden RT @causalinf: A friend said something interesting to me the other day which I can’t forget. He said feelings were real, but they weren’t *…
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MattHHolden RT @nature: News & Views: A Nature paper describes an algorithm, AlphaFold, that takes a leap forward in solving this classic problem by br…
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MattHHolden RT @AWMmath: Student Essay Contest: deadline for submission is 2 weeks away! Students are invited to submit interview-based biographies of…
MattHHolden Organizing a session at the 22nd Conference of the International Federation of Operations Research Societies, in Se… https://t.co/OyduAYgjnJ
MattHHolden @drjulie_b Cut brussels sprouts (BS) in half, pat dry. Deep fry BS halves. Mince garlic & let it soak in vinegar. T… https://t.co/Tz1cHduROU
MattHHolden RT @JuniperLSimonis: Super duper excited about releasing accessor, a set of tools for accessing Access databases when you don't have access…
MattHHolden RT @bluecology: We may have drastically underestimated the impacts of climate change on freshwater fish in our modelling @HsienLin https://…
cdkuempel RT @MorenaMills: Do you have great spatial modelling skills? Love interdisciplinary research? Curious about what makes environmental initia…
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cdkuempel RT @cyclonewatson: The fires have been a disaster for not just the many millions of individual animals who couldn't escape, but for entire…
cdkuempel RT @NicolasMouquet: Here is a R package provided by the #CESAB @FRBiodiv that allows users to download spatial shapefiles of protected are…
cdkuempel RT @bec_colvin: Two awesome 5 year (!) level B social psych post-docs just advertised at @PsycANU with Prof Iain Walker (also awesome) on c…
cdkuempel RT @remotelysense: We've started a Google Earth Engine module to support IUCN Red List assessments. GEE-redlist (https://t.co/smBhQKPhAu) #…
cdkuempel RT @davidghamilton1: These young swift parrots are just about to leave the nest! They can’t all fit at once though... https://t.co/k6tJHOz
cdkuempel RT @SkypeScientist: Hey. You. Yes you, scrolling on Twitter. Tell a scientist or teacher or scout troop leader about our program. We mat…
cdkuempel RT @TrevorABranch: It's 14 Jan and I already have two fisheries papers on my "Must read in 2020" list: https://t.co/GwWQBIeiSl
cdkuempel RT @davideastUK: obsessed with this picture of a seal looking up https://t.co/nv7AdLWuil
cdkuempel RT @OdedRechavi: Assistant Prof. Vs. Full Professor getting a grant. https://t.co/mVLJJcCeHn
kwekings The forest is peaceful, why aren't you? You hold onto things causing your confusion. Let nature teach you. Hear the… https://t.co/eB5RmUW3BD
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
BonMappin RT @cyclonewatson: The fires have been a disaster for not just the many millions of individual animals who couldn't escape, but for entire…
BonMappin The #AustraliaBushfires have a huge impact on Australia’s wildlife and unique ecosystems. Donations to @EcolSocAushttps://t.co/eR96K8xlO7
BonMappin RT @GreeningAust: Greening Australia to lead $5M native seed and restoration program as part of #bushfire recovery https://t.co/0OzPQ3G1Y8
BonMappin RT @daniteixeira___: KI Glossy Black-Cockatoo emergency fundraiser. We've lost 50% of the habitat. This habitat supported 70% of the popula…
BonMappin RT @AnikaMolesworth: It’s sometimes hard to explain the link between bushfires and climate change with your family and friends. Here’s a qu…
BonMappin RT @makeupbymyke: This is apparently the Australia I live in now. Where the sun turns red and the ground is ash black. Action must be taken…
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…
mainambui RT @steph_dagata: Functional connectivity is a key factor in guiding the identification of suitable areas for MPA network across maritime j…
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…
j_a_mcgowan RT @jamesecology: New paper led by @ChrisOBryan89 - threats are widespread within species ranges globally - 85% of the 17,500 species we as…
j_a_mcgowan RT @ATHumphries: Do you study fisheries? Did you just get that PhD diploma framed? If so, it's your luck day -- we @URI_fisheries are looki…
j_a_mcgowan RT @UNEP: For nature, it’s not just any new year. 2020 can shape the future of our planet, explains @nature_org: https://t.co/OvKLZjJ3pG
j_a_mcgowan RT @IIED: ICYMI: Have you read our top 10 most downloaded publications from the last 12 months? --> https://t.co/EfRIMt7ibK We published n…
j_a_mcgowan RT @deepseadawn: New #openaccess paper with important implications for @nature_org global conservation priority setting, @UN economic + env…
j_a_mcgowan RT @redlisteco: A #Policy perspective: Vulnerable species and ecosystems are falling through the cracks of environmental impact assessments…
j_a_mcgowan RT @bestinoblu: Looking for motivated #PhD and #MSc students willing to make a difference in #Ocean #Conservation and #Fisheries Science. h…
j_a_mcgowan RT @TBCbiodiversity: What a great set of recent outputs by @SNAPPartnership! @Leon_TBC + Guy Dutson are co-authors on Jeremy Simmonds' pape…
j_a_mcgowan RT @juliapgjones: Its been proposed that the CDB should set a global target for No Net Loss of biodiversity post 2020. How might this trans…
j_a_mcgowan RT @RobIMcDonald: Out now in @naturesustainab Research gaps in knowledge of the impact of #urban growth on #biodiversity By 2030, 290,00…
MorenaMills RT @MarineCons: Come work with me @UVicENVI! @ruththurstan @peopledseas @JohnPandolfi, you might know people interested in this... please…
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MorenaMills Do you have great spatial modelling skills? Love interdisciplinary research? Curious about what makes environmental… https://t.co/tZk7pzuGyA
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MorenaMills @fe_terra qual o seu e-mail? Bjos
MorenaMills RT @JoshuaCinner: Success stories are rare in coral reef conservation. We spent the last 16 years studying one. Find out how adaptive mana…
MorenaMills RT @MorenaMills: Interested in what drives the spread of conservation initiatives? Funded PhD position available at @IC_CEP to come and wo…
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…
HugePossum RT @cbaker_research: Fantastic postdoc opportunity for anyone working on modelling and control of infectious diseases at The University of…
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HugePossum RT @IPBES: Today marks the launch of the 🇨🇱 Chilean National Platform of @IPBES! Congratulations to all involved - we look forward to work…
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HugePossum RT @RiAus: Six million hectares of threatened species habitat has gone up in smoke #AustralianBushfires, via @april_reside @manammichelle @…
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HugePossum RT @MorenaMills: Do you have great spatial modelling skills? Love interdisciplinary research? Curious about what makes environmental initia…
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HugePossum RT @BevanShields: Ouch. Scott Morrison to @SabraLane: "Matt Kean doesn't know what he's talking about. Most of the federal cabinet wouldn't…
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HugePossum RT @healy_al: Few refuges from grazing remain - new paper on the increase in water availability in Queensland's drylands, with @ayeshatullo
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HugePossum RT @climateWWF: Our current economic model is destroying nature. But protecting nature is good for the economy! We need to break the link…
HugePossum RT @MattHHolden: Organizing a session at the 22nd Conference of the International Federation of Operations Research Societies, in Seoul Kor…
HugePossum RT @UQ_News: Six million hectares of threatened species habitat up in smoke. #UQ's @HugePossum @april_reside @manammichelle @cyclonewatson
HugePossum RT @LindaMottram: Ross Garnaut explains very clearly - again - how industries in a zero carbon world are opportunities for precisely the p…
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 RT @EPlaganyi: Just when we thought it couldn’t get worse.. more extreme weather in Australia. Massive global #ClimateChangeAction needed i…
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vivtulloch @megcevans I’m pretty sure that’s me in 90% of meetings...
vivtulloch RT @HugePossum: Smart allocation of funding can always improve conservation outcomes. Even more importantly the federal government needs t…
vivtulloch RT @HugePossum: I think half a billion is a fair guess for the number of vertebrates that have died in Australian wildfires so far - birds…
vivtulloch My mum and sis have been evacuated, fires burning on mums road, both are safe but heavy smoke and ash falling every… https://t.co/kMtC045pE9
vivtulloch RT @ayeshatulloch: Factcheck: there is no green conspiracy to stop bushfire hazard reduction. Smart action to fund adequate fire and #clima
vivtulloch RT @GuardianAus: When the birds start mimicking fire engine sirens The Australian magpie is well known for mimicking the sounds it hears m…
vivtulloch RT @VanessaPirotta: Enjoying #seafood over the break? 🦐🤶🌲 If so, take an extra moment to think about how your sea food is sourced. #scico
vivtulloch RT @EuanRitchie1: Meanwhile, in Australia. Today’s global temperature map. https://t.co/CWak9P0psC
vivtulloch RT @HugePossum: We used to think of conservation as a cost to society. More and more we now see that protecting natural areas, like floodp…
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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