Plantation study

Researchers at the Fenner School have been working in the Tumut and nearby Nanangroe regions west of Canberra for 25 year. The work is exploring the impacts on biodiversity of plantation establishment on semi-cleared farmland. A wide range of studies have been completed or are ongoing:

  • The effects of land conversion of mammals, birds and invertebrates (butterflies, beetles and bees)
  • The value of remnant woodland patches for biodiversity within industrial plantations
  • Inter-patch movements by the forest-dependent Greater Glider
  • Small mammal population dynamics following disturbance
  • Plantation establishment spillover effects on adjacent farmland biodiversity

Updated:  16 June 2020/Responsible Officer:  Director, Fenner School/Page Contact:  Webmaster, Fenner School