Sampling vegetation and soils for the BIODESERT study at Nyngan.
Samantha Travers and Max Mallen-Cooper looking for endangered fungi at Lane Cove. This research is part of a study to map the habitat for endangered Hydrocybe fungi. The work is supported by Lane Cove Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service through the Saving our Species Program.
Max Mallen-Cooper has a good eye for lichens….especially Cladonia spp.
Setting up the buckets for a full week of pitfall trapping
Anthony Collins installing the funnel traps
Charlie in action
We are collaborating with Manu Delgado Baquerizo from the University of Western Sydney, looking at soil microbial communities within different patches along a rainfall gradient. Here Manu is taking soil samples from a site near Griffith.
We would like to farewell Marta who has been working for our lab for the past 6 months. She has done some fantastic work and we will miss her greatly. Thank you Marta for all of your assistance in the lab and field!!
Our friend Santiago Soliveres has come to visit us for the next three weeks. Santi will be working on some drylands research, sampling the local beverages and enjoying the sunshine.
The lab would like to thank Max Mallen-Cooper for his assistance over the past 6 weeks as our Summer Vacation Research Student. He has been compiling data for a meta-analysis on animal soil disturbances and has provided invaluable assistance with field work. Thanks Max!!
Welcome to the new website for the Arid Ecology Lab!!!
Some sections are still under construction, but don’t worry, they’ll be up soon!!