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Seedbanks and Plant Invasions in Victoria’s Grasslands

At the end of 2006, Honours student Aaron Dodd finished his investigation into seed banks and plant invasions of Victoria’s, Western basalt plains grasslands, looking at the effects of landscape on the spatial pattern of the seed banks. He took numerous soil cores from grasslands along a 200 km urban – rural gradient running west […]

Frogs in Urban Ponds in Greater Melbourne

Dr. Andrew Hamer has recently completed the field research part of a project that investigated the effects of urbanisation on frog communities. His main aim was to find out what local habitat variables were responsible for the number of frog species observed breeding at ponds in urban areas. Andrew surveyed frogs and tadpoles between November […]

Urban Fungal Diversity

Mark Newbound has been researching the effect of urbanisation on fungi. Over the last three and a half years he has assessed fungal diversity in red gum woodland remnants along an urban-rural gradient to the north of Melbourne. He surveyed fungi using the classical method of collecting fruiting bodies, as well as using the most […]