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VicBioCon 2018

After a successful inaugural Victorian Biodiversity Conference earlier this year, a group of motivated students and early career researchers from a wide range of Victorian Universities (RMIT, La Trobe, Monash, Federation, Charles Sturt, Melbourne, Deakin) have begun planning our next … Continue reading

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Growth races in The Mallee

The second paper from my PhD has been accepted for publication: Thomas, FM and Vesk, PA (2017) Growth races in The Mallee: height growth in woody plants examined with a trait-based model.  Austral Ecology, early view. In this paper Peter Vesk … Continue reading

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Are trait-growth models transferable? Predicting multi-species growth trajectories between ecosystems using plant functional traits

I have a new paper out! Read it here: Plant functional traits are increasingly used to generalize across species, however few examples exist of predictions from trait-based models being evaluated in new species or new places.  In this paper Peter … Continue reading

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The Victorian Biodiversity Managers’ Network

I recently attended a Forum on Planning and Monitoring for Biodiversity Management held by the Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association’s Victorian Biodiversity Managers’ Network, in conjunction with Rob Scott from Naturelinks, hosted at The Arthur Rylah Institute. The Indigenous Flora … Continue reading

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Reproductive Maturity in Plants

I presented a poster at this years Ecological Society of Australia Conference, held in Adelaide.  My poster presented my initial ideas for writing a review on reproductive maturity in plants, how this term is quantified and how these data are … Continue reading

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My Veski Fellowship experience

I was fortunate to receive a Veski Fellowship, which allowed me to travel overseas this year for five-months visiting researchers and managers in Mediterranean regions of the world, as well as a few extra countries with specialists who are doing researched aligned … Continue reading

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Ok, so Eucalyptus pauciflora are pretty alright #FavEuc

What is your favourite eucalypt? The Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group are polling Australia’s Favourite Eucalypt, click here for more details.  What is your favourite eucalypt?  This intriguing question has spurred tea room discussion, blog campaigns and, of course, tweeting … Continue reading

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