Fire. Warming. Fire. Warming…. SHRUBS!

Everyone enjoys a little walk around the Australian Alps. It’s pretty amazing up there. Sphagnum bogs, snowgums, grasslands and heathy veg are scattered across the rolling hills. But it’s the top of these hills that climate change is going to hit the hardest.  Continue reading Fire. Warming. Fire. Warming…. SHRUBS!

Coroner points the finger over recent extinctions

The death of a person is usually followed up with an investigation. People generally want to know the what, when, where and how the death happened. This is particularly important when the death is untimely or suspicious. People are really keen to find out who was responsible or at fault….and of course dish out some punishment. What about when an entire species dies?  Continue reading Coroner points the finger over recent extinctions

Little snails dig on leaves, indifferent to crabs


Secondary Invasion Part 3 – First, a brief recap… Yellow crazy ants invade rainforest on Christmas Island… They kill the native red land crab… And facilitate the high abundance of a whole community of exotic land snails (read the publication or the blog). So we know the mechanism of invasion success when it comes to those land snails…? Crab deletion right? Hmm, not quite the full story.  Continue reading Little snails dig on leaves, indifferent to crabs

Dingoes run the show… right down to the shrubs


If you’re a little shrub, and you thought you didn’t need to worry about apex predators… thought the vertebrate carnivore was in your area wasn’t important to your establishment and survival… Well you need to think again.  Continue reading Dingoes run the show… right down to the shrubs

Growing together in fragmented and hungry homes


Life’s tough. And a tough living situation can really hold an organism back. When your home is fragmented and there’s hunger, growth is going to be impacted. It’s going to be hard to reach that full potential.  Continue reading Growing together in fragmented and hungry homes

KAPOW! ECOLOGY Collated Issue No.1

This weekly comic strip is now a comic book!

Six months worth of comics and associated blogs now in one convenient location. Introducing the Very 1st Collated Issue of KAPOW! ECOLOGY. This is a hot-off-the-press trade paperback and it’s all yours for FREE!

Click HERE to download your PDF copy today.

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This is also a heads-up to all fans and followers that KAPOW! ECOLOGY comic strips will be posted much less frequently over the next six months as I leave the comforts of the office for a bunch of holidays and research trips to exotic tropical locations.

As we all know, the first thing to drop off the list when you get busy is reading new publications that are not directly relevant to your own research.

Check back here occasionally though as a few comics will probably pop up every now and again. Perhaps even a Kapow! In The Field mini-series. We’ll see. 

Cheers

 

How are you still here fire-sensitive conifer?


Now for the third instalment of The Fire Regime Delivery Truck. Old-mate Koala has his box of matches, he’s got Jimi cranked up to eleven, and this time he’s heading north to look at some real sensitive trees…..  Continue reading How are you still here fire-sensitive conifer?

BREAKING NEWS! Animals only respond to single disturbance


Election 2016 is heating up! The major parties are presenting some opposing policies (and one has finally released a policy for threatened species conservation), but are the voters really that bipolar? Surely they might respond, at least in part, to multiple policies across party lines….?   Continue reading BREAKING NEWS! Animals only respond to single disturbance