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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 @sjurdur Who do you want to apply?
saverygo RT @blizzardof96: Cross-polar flow will send cool air down the eastern spine of the Rockies and into the middle of the continent by the 2nd…
saverygo RT @katejhelms: Come do a PhD with me! I have multiple projects focused on developing maths for the Great Barrier Reef, Antarctica, and nov…
saverygo RT @kim_davies12: Job Alert! Davies Lab @UNBSaintJohn is hiring a postdoc to use new technology to help save #rightwhales. Recent #PhD gr…
saverygo #TFW You are in a meeting jamming on exciting new research ideas that have the potential to make a difference - and… https://t.co/J9aBs88aDS
saverygo RT @Dr_TGG: My #peerreview pet peeve is when a reviewer uses an argument from authority, asserting that my paper sucks or that a major flaw…
saverygo #COVID19 Pandemic threatens to wipe out decades of progress for working #mothers Can you relate, #WomenInSTEM?… https://t.co/9I4MxJo4L9
saverygo RT @saverygo: 1/10 Most #STEM #scientists have stories of unprofessional & inappropriate reviewer comments in #peerreview. But just how com…
MariaBeger RT @EricHolthaus: It's 2020, the world is on fire, and rich people are taking 7-hr long "joy flights" to see the Great Barrier Reef they ar…
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MariaBeger RT @mattstruebig: How to best monitor tropical forest birds by sound? New research by @perilsofbirding in Ecological Indicators shows passi…
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MariaBeger RT @VulcanInc: This first-of-its-kind fund aims to raise and invest $500 million over the next 10 years in effort to protect the world's co…
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MariaBeger RT @KayCritchell: If you're interested in what I do all day, here is a video, put together by @Rare_org about the process. I'm just a tiny…
MariaBeger RT @MichelleCardel: #AcademicTwitter: I used to be a horrible scientific writer. I was paralyzed by writing anxiety & it took me FOREVER to…
MariaBeger RT @mcsuk: We've been receiving lots of reports of #PPElitter ending up on our beaches 😢 We want to get a picture of how bad the issue real…
MariaBeger RT @MetOffice_Sci: Here's a look at global temperature from 1861 to 2020. Note how temperature varies and then rapidly accelerates over the…
MariaBeger RT @royalsociety: Apply now for the APEX Awards, which offer independent researchers the opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary an…
MariaBeger @ZoeR_Coral Agreed with Zoe. We probably need a mixture of tools and taxonomic approaches and need to work together… https://t.co/jAq5mrMNVT
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 @ZSLScience: Earth's 'lost species' only the tip of the iceberg. https://t.co/hAZ6nSZgnQ
AChauvenet RT @jillastark: I know Victoria is reeling but 725 cases a month ago to 41 today is extraordinary. We did that. Together. Let yourself feel…
AChauvenet RT @GriffithARI: .@GriffithARI is currently looking for PhD candidates for a number of projects! Application Link: https://t.co/ScWaNz38gt
AChauvenet RT @wild_ecology: PS: look at this beautiful map. Hire me as a postdoc! https://t.co/Kptdm4LPWd
AChauvenet RT @katejhelms: So You Want To Be A Mathematician But Forgot To Find Out Whether It's A Real Job Or Not (It Is), virtual edition: https://t…
AChauvenet RT @KirstyJPark: Come and work with us at @StirBES! 3-yr Postdoc position for an ecological modeller now open https://t.co/cTh25Z9ZCg. This…
AChauvenet My 30 seconds on how important #sustainability is for the future of #wildlife and #ecosystem #conservation #WildOz https://t.co/YBmPIg8lJ4
AChauvenet @m_dimarco Congratulations! My advice is that there are plenty of ways to do it right despite what we are told :) A… https://t.co/2nIVrBLW4F
AChauvenet RT @april_reside: Such an honour to be among these very smart scientists who are doing such great things in the world @TallpoppiesAIPS Than…
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 @TrevorABranch @MarineCons @AcademicChatter Oh that’s a good idea!!!!!!! At the start of every course I’ll probably… https://t.co/Cv6RQOKtAt
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MattHHolden @AcademicChatter Everyones given great advice. But I’ll ad, if you ever struggle balancing all the training & teach… https://t.co/sBrhNirybo
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MattHHolden @TedPavlic @emollick I’ve edited wiki quite regularly and I’ve never seen an arxiv preprint added (that wasn’t for… https://t.co/1JqW083xSJ
MattHHolden RT @wtgowers: Another mass resignation of an editorial board has happened, and this one feels like quite a big deal, as the journal in ques…
MattHHolden @TrevorABranch My experience in Aus is we are expected to publish lecture notes online (discouraged from requiring… https://t.co/MREFme0cH6
MattHHolden @TrevorABranch You wouldn’t sink the captions in this option. You just provide the script, the video, and the slide… https://t.co/DBueRfdjMx
MattHHolden @TrevorABranch Yeah it’s especially a good option for those who plan lectures by writing out what they want to say.… https://t.co/gotLGEBTta
MattHHolden @stolidobranch @drjulie_b My strategy is similar. I don’t have tenure, so captioning videos is not an option. Provi… https://t.co/plwCuuwXTp
MattHHolden A solution to making lectures accessible to those with disabilities that requires less work than painstakingly capt… https://t.co/A3OqH505w4
MattHHolden @EPlaganyi Have you seen the pair in the great court at UQ?
cdkuempel RT @Geistb0t: the abstract the paper https://t.co/CohLwr28j4
cdkuempel @leslieamlwch @RLadiesGlobal Probably lots of ways to do it but this should work: test_df<-test_df %>% mutate(c… https://t.co/JucXNliRVZ
cdkuempel RT @margaretsiple: Trying to keep up with the comments of my extremely smart coauthors in an active google doc 🥵 https://t.co/aYvsIOVXjU
cdkuempel @Fadhah4 @RLadiesBrisbane Of course! Feel free to sign up at the link
cdkuempel Come learn and share tips for workflows and collaborative coding with @RLadiesBrisbane in October! https://t.co/iZrajBcCH4
cdkuempel RT @allison_horst: My R/stats art will always be free. If you're an instructor & feel your course materials benefit from the art, & are in…
cdkuempel RT @Science_Academy: Congratulations to Academy Fellow Prof Hugh Possingham FAA @HugePossum for his appointment as the new @QldGov Chief Sc…
cdkuempel RT @verbaliza: Instead of asking someone how they are today, ask your local MP to increase the number of sessions available in a mental hea…
kwekings RT @NTU_ASE: Next up in the EOS & ASE Seminar series: Long-term Drivers of Aboveground-Belowground Linkages and Ecosystem Functioning by Pr…
kwekings Should we still believe the promises of recycling? Or should we reduce, reuse, and tax enough shit out of virgin pl… https://t.co/DipC79U6Pd
kwekings RT @PhytoKeys: 406 taxa from 277 genera of vascular flora of Setiu Wetlands are compiled into a new comprehensive plant checklist. ✅Check…
kwekings RT @ESAMonographs: New from @ESAMonographs: Macroevolution of defense syndromes in Ficus (Moraceae) With #OpenData in @datadryad #PlantD
kwekings @jackmtchia @AndreaMillerSun @LionsRoar Thanks for the reminder @jackmtchia haha
kwekings RT @jackmtchia: Check out the newly released documentary film "本來面目" on the late Venerable Sheng Yen 聖嚴法師. The film tells the transnational…
kwekings RT @Nitasha__Sharma: I learnt today that signing off “cheers” is corny, only Victorian ghosts use “best regards”,”Best” is hostile & curt &…
kwekings RT @KewScience: 📣SAVE THE DATE: Join international experts online 13 - 15 October 2020 for our State of the World's Plants and Fungi sympos…
kwekings RT @NUSCNCS: Join us at our upcoming virtual event “The Science and Practice of Peatland Restoration” on 25 Sept 2020, 2-3.30pm. The panel…
kwekings RT @WestobyMark: Immensely sad to hear Joe Connell has passed away age 96. Among the greatest ecologists -- kicked off the era of field exp…
BonMappin RT @wendy_harmer: With focus on the Koala Habitat Protection SEPP splitting the NSW Govt. #nswpol Let's not take eyes off the disastrous Bi…
BonMappin RT @wildbusiness: Big hitters in #conservation today, in a nutshell: 1) #Biodiversity has declined globally for decades https://t.co/Hng7j
BonMappin RT @BirdlifeOz: Want to make sense of the current debate about fixing our broken nature laws? Our National Public Affairs Manager Sean Dool…
BonMappin Government stimulus spending presents an opportunity to spend on #clycling and #walking #infrastructure especially… https://t.co/YQQtNG2n87
BonMappin RT @manammichelle: Check out our latest paper highlighting the impact of 2019–2020 mega-fires on Australian fauna habitat: https://t.co/e84
BonMappin RT @m_dimarco: In this report, brilliantly led by Anthony Waldron, we show the economic benefits of nature conservation. Conservation actio…
BonMappin RT @m_ddlvoigt: @emeijaard @Diego_J_B @CurrentBiology Lack of guidance on #environmentalimpacts of crops prevents conscientious consumers f…
BonMappin RT @KatrinaJDavis: Read our new #openaccess @OneEarth_CP paper describing how to prioritise global #ecoregion protection to meet current an…
BonMappin RT @OneEarth_CP: New preview article by @Tom_Lovejoy discusses the study by @AChauvenet et al in our May issue and opportunities to maximiz…
BonMappin RT @OneEarth_CP: How can limited resources be allocated over the next decade to expand protected areas while conserving terrestrial #biodiv
mainambui RT @StacyDJupiter: New @TheWCS led study in showing complex bleaching responses from the 2016 global event. Bleaching intensity was taxon-s…
mainambui RT @timjralph: Join us at @Macquarie_Uni @MQEarthEnv for some exciting new #geomorphology research in #rivers #riverrecovery #rivermanageme
mainambui RT @cyclonewatson: The science shows that logging opens up the canopy, drying out the forest, and puts tonnes of stumps, bark and limbs on…
mainambui RT @HugePossum: Do protected areas work? Effects of spatial auto-correlation and sampling design on estimates of protected area effectivene…
mainambui RT @naj_graham: The changing role of coral reef marine reserves in a warming climate. As coral reefs transform under climate change, so t…
mainambui Location intelligence is key! Placing no take marine reserves strategically, in particular away from human pressure… https://t.co/JjsDv7bKIk
mainambui Our study out today in @ScienceMagazine used #Bigdata from ~1800 reefs across 41 countries to test how management t… https://t.co/2WZO7sRhdb
mainambui RT @steph_dagata: 1) Market isolation and climate stress are detrimental to social adaptive capacity and a higher level of education positi…
mainambui RT @steph_dagata: Please to share our new paper investigating the multiscale socio-ecological determinants of social adaptive capacity in s…
mainambui @gerlame The words in bold face here are ‘as an object’
j_a_mcgowan RT @jamesecology: NEW PAPER: Updated and improved terrestrial Human Footprint maps for 2000 - 2013. Same story, we are rapidly eroding inta…
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j_a_mcgowan RT @JoBenn: Scientists say nature can’t renew itself at the pace we’re exploiting it—up to a million species could disappear by 2050. But…
j_a_mcgowan RT @moldotorg: 1-2 Postdoc positions are available associated with the Max Planck-Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change.…
j_a_mcgowan RT @pvisconbio: You watched #ExtinctionTheFacts & want to do something about it? Here are the main individual and collective changes that c…
j_a_mcgowan RT @EU_DOPA: The results of a great collaboration between @EU_ScienceHub and a team lead by @manammichelle are out today in @NatureComms.…
j_a_mcgowan RT @JenMorrisNature: Next week @nature_org is releasing a landmark study on the conservation finance gap—and more importantly, how to close…
j_a_mcgowan RT @izeleHQ: 🧐 Where can I share information about my conservation project? Use Izele to share information about your conservation project…
j_a_mcgowan RT @PADDDtracker: New paper in @ConLetters underscores the importance of avoiding harmful rollbacks to protected areas - including #PADDD e…
j_a_mcgowan RT @m_dimarco: JOB ALERT: 2-yr postdoc part of #sRedList project to accelerate #IUCN Red List assessments https://t.co/aXnK6Jf7C2 Ask me &…
j_a_mcgowan RT @vivtulloch: Conservation conferences do not have consistent procedures for ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion, resulting in barri…
MorenaMills @acethecurious @HugePossum @EJMilnerGulland @Mike_Mascia @dpannell66 @AnotherBobSmith Exciting! Congratulations. Max is great, thanks!
HugePossum RT @nature_org: HAPPENING SOON 👉We ran the numbers: Join @JenMorrisNature, @PaulsonInst and @AtkinsonCenter at 10 AM EDT and be the first t…
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HugePossum RT @EJMilnerGulland: This is a telling report - and perhaps this is the most telling pic in it. Just shows the uphill battle #conservation
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HugePossum RT @martine_maron: The new doco is hard to watch even for those of us working on this stuff. Good summary of why documentaries must engage…
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HugePossum RT @LoneRangifer: Work in progress, & a truly remarkable locality for Pleistocene bird fossils. 4 new species (2 coucals & 2 megapodes) alr…
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HugePossum RT @TSR_Hub: Check out our Hub's new guide for researchers seeking to work with policy-makers 'Connecting #research & #policy'. Including a…
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HugePossum RT @TheWCS: Wilderness the size of Mexico lost worldwide in just 13 years, study finds | by @readfearn & @guardian https://t.co/e0xgehkLgw
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HugePossum RT @DonADriscoll: JOB: Help discover how narrow-range endemic invertebrates have survived the fires. Lead a small team into remote mountain…
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HugePossum RT @BrookeWEcology: NEW PAPER: Using the new human footprint maps we find continued loss of intact ecosystems. Greater efforts are urgently…
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HugePossum RT @pjdgreatlakes: Recently, we advertised an early career conservation job. After 200+ applications and some incredible candidates, I coul…
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HugePossum RT @EmilySCN: "We simply make too much plastic waste to handle with current waste management infrastructure, and eventually we are going to…
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RKRunting Most countries are progressing well towards the environmental Sustainable Development Goals. Unfortunately, this ha… https://t.co/4zcuBm1Iib
RKRunting Congrats to Natalie Mason on getting her Honours research on transboundary conservation published in @NatureEcoEvohttps://t.co/F15sP7Ou83
RKRunting RT @NatalieParletta: Harnessing the "big data revolution" to help save the planet. Coupling big data and conservation https://t.co/tyef09dh
RKRunting RT @NatureComms: A comment on opportunities for big data in conservation and sustainability: https://t.co/qCozAD0LUc @RKRunting @cyclonewa
RKRunting My winning map from @bluecology 's course is Katherine G. Impressive work to produce an interactive map! I apprecia… https://t.co/UtbUdTlCZS
RKRunting @bluecology Excited to be judging this - I expect there will be some stiff competition!
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.
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 @billy_geary: New PhD paper out today in @NatureEcoEvo - We look across the ecosystem modelling literature to try and help inform choice…
vivtulloch So proud to be cosupervising @AlyssaGiffin who has published her first PhD paper - an important review of ecosystem… https://t.co/pBOfwwDvwh
vivtulloch RT @oceangriffiths: Check out this awesome paper to find out about EBA approaches in the Pacific
vivtulloch RT @EPlaganyi: Today is #ThreatenedSpeciesDay so a reminder that #ClimateChange is the biggest threat on the horizon, even to the largest a…
vivtulloch @laurablamey 😂😂😂
vivtulloch @EPlaganyi @Aus_ScienceWeek First paper: coral reef MPAs in Fiji; most recent: mapping marine cumulative impacts globally
vivtulloch RT @AlanaMGrech: Early and mid-career scientists face a bleak future in the wake of the pandemic via @TC_Africa https://t.co/6UDbQbhRjg
rubenvli RT @MapScaping: This simple gif by Jakub Nowosad shows the effect of the Mercator projection on the real size of continents and countries o…
rubenvli RT @JezRoff: Heavy rains and algal blooms in lakes leads to population explosions of cane toads 🐸💦💉💉 https://t.co/lTxJVQ2GMw
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…

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