This is one of the first studies to examine the impact of drought and warmer temperatures on living organisms below the ground (known as the soil biota), in biodiverse shrublands in Western Australia, near Eneabba, about 280km north of Perth. These areas are already suffering immense climate-related stress above ground as a result of rising temperatures and longer droughts. This is making these ecosystems extremely vulnerable with many plant species facing likely extinctions in the future.
Climate change affecting the success of endangered species translocations
ECU research has established global guidelines for looking after groundwater supplies and associate ecosystems.
International colloquium on Impact Assessment a success
On November 5 and 6, a Forum was held in Nadi, Fiji, to discuss Planetary Health, involving people from around the global region of Oceania.
How can a tiny Quenda help save towering Tuarts? It's all in the diet...
Humans and endangered native species could be at risk from potentially deadly rat poisons according to new research from ECU.
Researchers from Edith Cowan University have discovered four new species of tiny, blind crustaceans in aquifers beneath the Pilbara Region in remote Western Australia.
Two of the Centre for Ecosystem Management's students, Emily Lette and Melissa Karlinski, have received awards for their presentations at an international and national conference, respectively. They did a fantastic job of representing both the CEM and the School of Science.
Are you thinking of furthering your career with a research degree and solving real world problems? ECU is seeking a PhD candidate to undertake research in Microbial Ecology.
Researchers have successfully mated WA’s critically endangered Hairy Marron in an aquarium setting for the first time.
Climate-change driven forest fires and human actions are threatening the mound-building birds known as megapodes.
In this blog, Dr Aaron Jenkins looks at how a nested systems understanding of intersecting health and sustainability challenges helps to realise "nexus" points of intervention for seemingly disparate problems.
Research collaboration between members from the Centre for Ecosystem Management and Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is ensuring the collection of robust ecological data for Perth's urban wetlands.
In this article, originally written for The Conversation, ECU PhD candidate Danica-Lea Larcombe looks at why and how certain plants can help improve the air and atmosphere of office environments.
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