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.

Seeding and Protection of Natural Plants

During my volunteering experience, I first worked with Greening Australia to help seed local plants, then joined Frends of Mount Majura’s effort to protect the plants from local pests. Seeding the young plant at Greening Australia was interesting yet alarming … Continue reading

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Meet and Reveg

On a fresh spring morning, I made the early drive out to Bombala in the Monaro region of NSW, 80km south of Cooma. Feeling more at home in my old Bravo Ute than I usually do in Canberra, I arrived … Continue reading

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Striped legless lizards monitoring experience

How is striped legless lizard current condition? Striped legless lizard (Delma impar) is recognised as a vulnerable species internationally  IUCN. Ongoing efforts are required to sustain its potential growth and evolutionary development in the wild (O’Shea, 2005). In term of … Continue reading

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Surveys – Frog calls

Why do we monitor frogs? Since 1970, freshwater species show a decline of 76% and frogs and other batrachians are among the most threatened ones. Frogs are important bio-indicators and are even considered a “bellwether species”. It means that they … Continue reading

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Bossiaea Bombayensis @ The Seed Bank of the Australian National Botanical Gardens

For the past two months, I have spent my Wednesday afternoons in a little lab tucked away in the Rainforest Gulley in the Australian National Botanical gardens. I have been helping Tom North, the curator and manager of the Seed … Continue reading

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The Importance of Private Land for Conservation: Volunteering at the Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area

By Emily Jones (u5714668) On a chilly August morning, myself and others from ANU Intrepid Landcare headed to a private property near Queanbeyan to undertake some restoration work. Upon arrival, I looked out of the minibus at the landscape around … Continue reading

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One Day with ANU Intrepid Landcare

By Yingxianxian Liu (U5907338) ANU Intrepid Landcare is an open association that offer opportunities for everyone who has an interest in landcare, habitat restoration, and environmental conservation. It cooperates with Wandiyali Restoration Trust and many land managers. It continually provides … Continue reading

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