26th September 2012

2012 BioBlitz at Korrelocking

Michael Curran attended the 2012 BioBlitz at Korrelocking. Fifty-four people participated in surveys at the small bush reserve situated 11km east of Wyalkatchem and 175km NE of Perth. Pseudoscorpions, burrowing scorpions, isopods, trapdoor spiders and centipedes were collected and could include some new species! Thanks to Phil and Sharon Lewis, Mick Davis and all the volunteers. […]

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26th September 2012

New Australasian Goblin Spiders

The recently released paper “The New Australasian Goblin Spider Genus Prethopalpus (Araneae, Oonopidae)” authored by Barbara Baehr, Mark Harvey, Matthias Burger and Macro Thoma describes 39 new species! It includes one species named after David Attenborough (Prethopalpus attenboroughi) and three species named and collected by Bennelongia staff – Mike Scanlon (Prethopalus scanloni), Grant Pearson (Prethopalpus pearsoni) and […]

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26th September 2012

12th ISAO in Fremantle

Bennelongia co-sponsored the 12th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta at Fremantle, WA (Sep 10-13 2012). Jane McRae and Mike Scanlon attended the conference and associated taxonomic workshop. Congratulations to DEC scientist Adrian Pinder and colleagues for a very well organized conference.

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26th September 2012

21st ICSB 2012

Stuart Halse presented a keynote talk at the 21st International Conference on Subterranean Biology (2-7 Sep 2012) at Košice, Slovakia. He presented “Why trap troglofauna: nets provide superior catches”. The conference website was removed in 2016.  

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26th September 2012

Ecological Society of Australia’s 2011 Conference

Stuart Halse and Michael Curran each presented at the Ecological Society of Australia’s (ESA) 2011 Conference in Hobart, Tasmania (21-25 Nov 2011). Stuart spoke about “Improving knowledge of troglofauna: interim nomenclature enables identification and citing of blind fauna” and Michael on “Surveying SREs: where do short range endemic invertebrates occur in the Pilbara?”

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21st November 2011

Lyngbya majuscula blooms in Roebuck Bay

Potential effects of Lyngbya majuscula blooms on benthic invertebrate diversity and shorebird foraging ecology at Roebuck Bay, Western Australia: preliminary results. See the talk here or journal paper here. For more information on Roebuck Bay, visit the Roebuck Bay Working Group website.  

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18th July 2011

The 15ICM at Brisbane

Jane McRae and Dean Main attended the 15th International Congress of Myriapodology in Brisbane, QLD (July 18-22 2011).

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