Vegetation survey work. Photo courtesy of David Mackenzie/Charles Roche/The Wilderness Society.
Those wonderful woodlands! A major science expedition is underway in the woodlands end of Gondwana Link. As part of the Wilderness Society’s Wild Country Science program, and with additional funding from the Australian Research Council, Professor Brendan Mackey and the team from the Australian National University, plus noted zoologist Professor Harry Recher been establishing and surveying a series of vegetation quadrats across this massive natural area. The survey team also includes Sandy Berry and Kerry Ironside from ANU, with lots of ground support from The Wilderness Society’s Charles Roche. A key aim is to dig deeper into how the area functions ecologically, with a major part of this year’s work happening west of Widgiemooltha.