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Reintroducing the Eastern Quoll in Mulligans Flat: Quoll-ity Biodiversity Conservation

Samuel Phillis u5820978 An Interview with Belinda Wilson – Conservation Ecologist, and PhD Candidate at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University on the reintroduction biology of the eastern quoll. Australia holds many records, but … Continue reading

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Platypus: Plethora or Paucity?

Hannah Evans (u6680603) Despite maintaining their geographic range across Eastern Australia, platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) populations are dropping. At least 100 unique species have become extinct in Australia since European settlement. With the worst mammal extinction rate of any country, monitoring … Continue reading

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Things are heating up: invasive grassy weeds and climate change in Canberra

What is a weed? As described in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Weeds Strategy, a weed is ‘considered to be a terrestrial or aquatic species of non-native or native plant that is harmful to the natural environment (ecosystems/biodiversity), agriculture and … Continue reading

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LEAF + LUSH = BiodiverCity?

When we think about biodiversity, we have some pre-set ideas in our minds of dense rainforests, native grasslands and other pristine landscapes. But what about cities? Given that urban areas are growing, it is important to start thinking about biodiversity … Continue reading

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Why Conserve Biodiversity?

Text and photos by Heitor Cavalcanti de Albuquerque (u5250410) It is interesting to think about the fact that despite all organisms exhibit the same controlling structure (DNA expression), the variety of forms, colors, size, perception of the world and a … Continue reading

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