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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 @AChauvenet: The economic value of #protectedareas derived from the improved mental health of visitors is US$6 trillion p.a. Our new Per…
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saverygo Don’t you just hate humble braggers? Truth is I’m hella fortunate. I know this. Thanks to everyone who has suppor… https://t.co/6ZytzIreJ8
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saverygo 🌎 Explored the seas, caves & mountains of more countries than is really decent. *pinched self multiple times* 🧳 Li… https://t.co/gWqnmFlu5C
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saverygo RT @RoyalCdnLegion: Thank you Veterans, for your service. #RemembranceDay https://t.co/iNjTiWvQM5
saverygo RT @CBCNews: National Remembrance Day Ceremony 2019 https://t.co/JusFOH4E1i
saverygo #TIL This unique flightless moth lives in #albatross nests on the remote Prince Edward Islands #SeabirdSaturday https://t.co/fH6odAUVQD
saverygo RT @yboulanger2: With the recent #CAFires, it's important to mention that CANADA IS NOT IMMUNE from similar threats! Many communities in #b
saverygo RT @toheitka: #AcademicTwitter question: Today, a student asked, if she could bring her 2-year old to a seminar (about 15 participants). He…
MariaBeger RT @martine_maron: Spending to save: What will it cost to halt Australia's extinction crisis? (spoiler: about seven times what we spend now…
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MariaBeger RT @oceana: Extreme heat waves can create public health problems on land, but did you know that they also occur in the ocean? How marine he…
MariaBeger RT @KatieMWatson_: Very excited that this work will be at @ReefConsUK!! Mapping threats is a valuable tool to understand ecosystem health,…
MariaBeger RT @piersforster: Read our report. Why #netzero GHG by 2050? 1 Meets ambitious interpretation of Paris 2 UK would show necessary leadership…
MariaBeger RT @DanSmale1: Nice new paper on heatwave impacts on sugar #kelp. Elevated non-lethal temps impair performance. https://t.co/1OKUP6pneE
MariaBeger RT @ZoologyDave: Ahhhh, you should all apply to do this. Lynn is one of the best, in every way, and I've heard this Cambridge place is OK.…
MariaBeger RT @Rob_SalGo: PhD opportunity examining the drivers of flatworm life history strategies in populations & communities https://t.co/EwYZbDyx
MariaBeger RT @AnotherBobSmith: JOB KLAXON. 2-year Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship on climate change and MPA network planning based at @DICE_Kent thro…
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 @adele_pavlidis: Protected areas are important for many reasons, including people’s mental health, as my good friend @AChauvenet recentl…
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AChauvenet The economic value of #protectedareas derived from the improved mental health of visitors is US$6 trillion p.a. Our… https://t.co/yDNjo74W8j
AChauvenet RT @Pettorelli: This time with all the details: we have a fully funded PhD with @SCENARIO_DTP for grab! Key points: it's interdisciplinary,…
AChauvenet RT @april_reside: Stage 2 in the battle for Australia's top bird for 2019 - you have to vote AGAIN! Cast your vote for the long-suffering…
AChauvenet RT @Pettorelli: Want to do a PhD at @ZSLScience & @UniofReading with me @Jess_n1 @Len_Shaffrey @JNCC_UK & Ken Norris on predicting the ecol…
AChauvenet RT @adele_pavlidis: Thanks for the opportunity to present some of my research #womeninsport great conversations & simulation for extending…
AChauvenet RT @MhairiMcCready: All of our reintroduced #hihi populations require supplemental feeding to help them grow. This comes in the form of sug…
AChauvenet RT @AdrianStier: I'm very excited to share that our EEMB department at @ucsantabarbara has a position open for an assistant professor in *f…
AChauvenet RT @CEPET_MQ: Only one day until the #CEPET2019 Conference begins @Macquarie_Uni! Day 2 opens with a keynote by @adele_pavlidis from @Grif
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 @cheeburker @mary_lutze @AcademicChatter Immediately when I got my first postdoc contract that was at least 2 years… https://t.co/AA57g8ijmR
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MattHHolden @JuniperLSimonis You are a rock star!
MattHHolden @antimatterhorn1 @hormiga The right way to let a person know that they published in a predatory journal is privatel… https://t.co/lWLE8CuJdE
MattHHolden RT @hormiga: When a junior scientist is tweeting about an important new paper of theirs, and you tweet back to critique their choice of jou…
MattHHolden RT @masonporter: My new paper: "Nonlinearity + Networks: A 2020 Vision": https://t.co/d5iB7Ar2H5 "I highlight a few methods and ideas, inc…
MattHHolden RT @digitalinst: Exciting opportunity to investigate the visual representation of uncertainty and evaluate its use in high-level decision-m…
MattHHolden RT @stevenstrogatz: While walking the dog, I just had an epiphany: in complex analysis, we ask what happens if the functions are as nice as…
MattHHolden This seems like a game-changing tool for research in #ecology & #conservation!!! @qaecology @unimelb @BES_QE_SIGhttps://t.co/c0IzMqbqXB
MattHHolden @TrevorABranch Basic Word app does recognize some LaTeX commands! For example, x_i & x^i, + space will create a sub… https://t.co/kP7sPTw4os
MattHHolden @DSlakoffPhD @nomad_penguin 5. Folks w TT jobs - invite and pay for students at social events 6. Moderators - alway… https://t.co/lObkcACab7
cdkuempel RT @CSIRO: #4oclockfact The last date that all living humans were on Earth was November 2nd 2000. Since then, there has always been some…
cdkuempel RT @cjsewall9: Trying to get that manuscript published... @AcademicChatter https://t.co/ZEAhnLc7Xk
cdkuempel RT @BBM_Wong: Wanted: High quality PhD student applicants to join #BobWongLab at @MonashBiol. Australian Research Council funded projects a…
cdkuempel RT @j_a_mcgowan: 2 yr Post-doc on integrating climate change and MPA planning with awesome team @unepwcmc using #Marxan. https://t.co/JVWD
cdkuempel RT @BAlexSimmons: Our team of @UQ_CBCS scientists have released an important comment in Science on cross-boundary collaboration in the #Ama
cdkuempel RT @UN: 🥩 Meat production ⬇️ 🌾 Wheat ⬆️ 🍚 Rice ⬇️ 🥛 Milk ⬆️ New @FAO Food Outlook report assesses market trends around the world in 2019:…
cdkuempel RT @volewriter: Here's another thread about the way we label baby girls and baby boys differently from birth, well before they can express…
cdkuempel RT @addarioandrea: The Halloween decorations of my neighbour. Puts us all to shame, every year, with his extreme genius. https://t.co/XFlxX
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 @martine_maron: Spending to save: What will it cost to halt Australia's extinction crisis? (spoiler: about seven times what we spend now…
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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…
BonMappin Almost a third of terrestrial ecoregions, across all seven biogeographical realms, 12 biomes, and 114 countries, ha… https://t.co/pO414uxkOz
BonMappin @oschoettker @ConLetters Thanks! Glad to hear you found it interesting!
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 Come join us in May in Beautiful West Virginia! https://t.co/ttQ22IbmUv
j_a_mcgowan RT @WCSNewsroom: OPINION: The Carbon Bomb—New report shows that #deforestation between 2000-2013 responsible for a shocking 626% more #CO2
j_a_mcgowan RT @HugePossum: At The Nature Conservancy we have agreed that representing every habitat and every species in some kind of protection is im…
j_a_mcgowan 2 yr Post-doc on integrating climate change and MPA planning with awesome team @unepwcmc using #Marxan.… https://t.co/hvN89Q6rJJ
j_a_mcgowan RT @nature_org: The announcement that the U.S government is officially withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is incredibly short-sighted.…
j_a_mcgowan RT @M_EsperonR: New research shows that by 2050, 31 Mexican biosphere reserves might lose all their baseline climatic space. Climate change…
j_a_mcgowan RT @JendallKones: CO2 emissions from intact forest loss are 6x higher than previously thought. More @ https://t.co/0PPYrArad4 @smaxwe11 @cy
j_a_mcgowan RT @unepwcmc: From the giant anteater 🐜 to a burger 🍔 - new paper traces impact of overseas markets on the Cerrado savannah in Brazil #Farm
j_a_mcgowan RT @gdiacona: A nice writeup of our recent paper. https://t.co/CzIQhg4Bgb @iadinec @JessieLOliver @hugepossum
j_a_mcgowan RT @DrKWilkinson: We're hiring. Y'all share on. #Drawdown https://t.co/CQ0MO5WWOY
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…
MorenaMills Interested in what drives the spread of conservation initiatives? Funded PhD position available at @IC_CEP to come… https://t.co/BlA791i05C
MorenaMills RT @IC_CEP: Join us tomorrow for our weekly @IC_CEP Lunchtime Seminar: Insights for Catalysing Conservation, with Dr @MorenaMills. More det…
MorenaMills RT @ICCS_updates: Everyone needs some positivity in their lives so we're really looking forward to this talk from @EJMilnerGulland. 'An Op…
MorenaMills RT @justinehausheer: Conservationists keep bragging about solutions w/ the potential “go to scale” fast. But is this actually possible? H…
MorenaMills RT @Georgina_Gurney: The @guardian has launched a new series on #environmentaljustice Checkout the 2nd installment: 'Five luminaries explai…
HugePossum RT @Miriam_GeoGk: GISday Conference at Yale, Nov13-15: Don't miss Nov13 FREE keynote lecture by @DalpiazBishop, Chief of Geography Div. U.…
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HugePossum RT @DrRossDwyer: Our new paper in @ConBiology uses @vemco_team tags and #Marxan to inform the scale and timing of spatial management action…
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HugePossum RT @JaszzyJas: Do you find some animals more attractive than others? Get involved in the Animal Attractiveness Survey - #publicelicitation
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HugePossum Why are Australia’s unique species going extinct faster than any developed country? The answer is very simple, we d… https://t.co/12Z7nTde4r
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HugePossum RT @guardianeco: Climate change made extreme heat before 2018 Queensland bushfires 'four times more likely' https://t.co/T92mtMoa8p
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HugePossum RT @guardianeco: ‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn https://t.co/xiTEWS2klt
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HugePossum RT @NatCapCoalition: To Save A Species on the Brink, Look to Where Its Ancestors Thrived: The Australian mountain pygmy possum is so rare…
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HugePossum RT @jessarowland: New paper out today in @ConLetters! We developed indicators using data from @redlisteco to understand how ecosystems are…
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HugePossum RT @Rachlowry: This site captures the findings & projections of Australia’s eminent scientists that focus on climate change & catastrophic…
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HugePossum RT @mcannonbrookes: Our fire fighters don’t need thoughts & prayers - they need funds. Our scientists don’t need thoughts & prayers - they…
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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 RT @april_reside: Sulphur crested cockatoo are gaining on black-throated finch! SC cockatoo are the least worthy of all the cockatoos. Plea…
vivtulloch @EPlaganyi @eafulton @DrJessMT @BlanchardJulia Also female coauthorship - mine is 51% thanks in part to the many ta… https://t.co/Nkx2BMb56K
vivtulloch So happy to share my 2nd all female author paper, this time with legendary female ecological modellers @eafultonhttps://t.co/aSFVlRF15B
vivtulloch RT @ryan_reisinger: A new review by @elhazen and others: "Marine top predators as climate and ecosystem sentinels." https://t.co/SDYr03YwtG
vivtulloch RT @Ash_Stewart_: Absolutely incredible to watch this @jacindaardern video be pinged around the world. In the last 48 hours, it's seemingly…
vivtulloch RT @GriffithARI: “We are failing to protect coastal ecosystems from the multitude of human threats” explains Dr Laura Griffiths. https://t…
vivtulloch Wonderful work being led by by @Hedley_Grantham and @ayeshatulloch to advance conservation research and build capac… https://t.co/JXE7W3AYP4
vivtulloch RT @HugePossum: Australia has many of the most published and cited conservation scientists in the world - more than any country in the worl…
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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