Author Archives: Biodiversity Conservation Blog

About Biodiversity Conservation Blog

I am an Associate Professor at The Australian National University and convene a (very awesome) course called Biodiversity Conservation. Myself and students in the course contribute to this blog.

Carbon credit calculations at Scottsdale Reserve

I am very interested in the concept of carbon sequestration credits, and the idea that companies with high emissions can put money towards projects that work to remove carbon out of the atmosphere, namely through planting trees. However, due to … Continue reading

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Creating an ALA survey for Widespread Snow-gum Dieback in the Australian High Country

Jozef Meyer

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Save the wildlife by preserving the old trees

by u6298107 Introduction I’ve had the opportunity to join Phil and Julia (a postgrad student) on a bird survey around the urban areas of Canberra (Mount Majura Park, Hall, Bonner and Jacka). The objective of this survey is to look … Continue reading

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Monitoring of the Striped Legless Lizard

Over two days in late September I was able to accompany Thea O’Loughlin and other members of ACT Parks and Conservation Service to multiple offset areas around the ACT region. Thea O’Loughlin is a field ecologist currently working on a … Continue reading

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Superb Parrot Hollow Study in Goorrooyarroo Nature Reserve, ACT

Goorrooyaroo Nature Reserve encompasses 1384 hectares of endangered Yellow Box-Red Gum Grassy Woodland, thus being the largest remaining area of this valuable ecosystem in the ACT. Goorrooyaroo is crucial to the natural environment of the ACT, as it is a … Continue reading

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One man’s rodent, is another man’s treasure

I volunteered with Kiarrah Smith, a PhD student at ANU, over two mornings in early September. Kiarrah’s research is based on the fundamental questions of best practice for rebuilding mammal communities and the effects of these reintroductions on the recipient … Continue reading

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Wildlife Conservation at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT

On August 8th, I had the pleasure to spend a day in the life as a wildlife officer working alongside the Wildlife officers at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is a government organisation that has been supporting conservation efforts … Continue reading

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