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Ecological Research & Management

Natural Resource Management

Research and monitoring of natural resources including native vegetation and floristic diversity in riparian systems.

  • Lower Wimmera River Red-gum Monitoring Project (2008/2009 and 2012/2013): Aim was to design and develop a baseline monitoring program to track the canopy health of the River Red-gum over several years. Techniques focussed on measuring ecosystem health in a manner that could be directly related to ecosystem management objectives.

  • Moonee Ponds Creek Growling Grass Frog Monitoring (2007 – present): The biological health of the creek was monitored by surveying Growling Grass Frog populations over several years in the upper reaches of the creek.

  • Offset site monitoring for VicRoads (2011 to present): Five year monitoring program to determine the success of management measures detailed in the management plan. Activities include the establishment of photo points, habitat hectare assessment and pest plant and animal surveys.

  • Cheetham Wetlands, Point Cook Coastal Park, Shorebird Impact Assessment (2009 – present): This project was designed with the consideration of the pressure-state-response model to assess current and potential future monitoring activities against management objectives for this Ramsar site. This project was in conjunction with WBM-BMT, Mimram Planning and Development, and Natural Resource Management Consulting.

  • Development of the Corner Inlet Ramsar Site Ecological Monitoring Program (2008 – 2009): This project was designed with the consideration of the pressure-state-response model to assess current and potential future monitoring activities against management objectives for this Ramsar site. This project was in conjunction with WBM-BMT, Mimram Planning and Development, and Natural Resource Management Consulting.