yes, Carl, no doubt about it. It looks like we'll know next month the full
extent of the impact of cost cutting on jobs statewide, but I thought this list
would like to know about these particular cuts, and unfortunately it's not
looking good for the former DEC either.
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Cuts to research in Forest Health and Ecology in
> Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:40:21 +1000
> The same is happening across nearly all Departments in NSW Government.
> I hate to think what cuts are going to happen in National Parks.
> Carl Clifford
> On 24/08/2011, at 8:45 AM, Arwen B. Ximenes wrote:
> I thought there might have been comment on this list about these cuts
> by now – last Thursday my husband and his colleagues were told 50% of
> research staff would go at Forest NSW research division (housed at
> Cumberland State Forest, West Pennant Hills).
> Over the past four years they were being jointly funded by Forests NSW
> and DPI. The New Forests group (where my husband works) was unaffected
> this time, but Ecology and Forest Health were dealt a massive blow.
> Unbelievably, a group of colleagues who have been working together for
> years now have to compete with each other for only a couple of jobs.
> Though all the research is relevant to birds in one way or another,
> perhaps of most immediate relevance to this list is the impact on the
> Forest Biodiversity and Ecology program led by Rod Kavanagh, of whom
> many have probably heard or know, particularly in relation to research
> on owls.
> It is a terrible blow to wildlife research in NSW.
> Here is an article which appeared in smh yesterday:
> Arwen Blackwood Ximenes
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