Emu-wrens & other threatened fauna of the Fleurieu Peninsula wetlands
Help save the emu-wrens and other threatened fauna of the Fleurieu Peninsula wetlands.
The shrinking Fleurieu Peninsula swamps are dynamic systems. We research the effects of disturbances on swamp succession, and their effects on native fauna that rely on them.
We focus particularly on the endangered southern emu-wren, and on invertebrate communities. Ultimately, we aim to improve management for emu-wrens and other swamp dwellers.
Study terrestrial plant ecology
Our research focuses on applying ecological knowledge to address management and restoration of natural vegetation.
We focus our work on arid lands and Mediterranean-type environments; the last including woodlands, grasslands and wetlands in the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Our approach always includes a strong conceptual framework and rigorous experimental design to investigate ecological issues ranging from the theoretical to the applied.