A chance for some field work in these beautiful inland riverine forests.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic student to be involved with a larger project set up by Office of Environment (NSW) and Heritage and Parks Victoria. The project will involve field work throughout the Lachlan Valley, Murrumbidgee Valley and Murray Valley. This project presents an opportunity to visit some unique parts of Australia and receive training in measures of soil health and soil surface condition. This is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with government departments including National Parks and Wildlife Service (NSW), Parks Victoria (Vic.) and Scientific Services (NSW). Preferred candidates would have a strong background in ecology and/or soil science and hold a provisional or full drivers licence. For more details please contact Prof. David Eldridge (email@example.com).
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!!