Science: surveys and research at Yookamurra

Science: surveys and research at Yookamurra

Each year, AWC ecologists undertake more than 1,300 live trap nights– plus 36 vegetation surveys, 36 bird surveys and a series of transect/distance surveys - to measure a suite of ecological health indicators including:

  • The population of highly threatened mammals (such as Numbats, Burrowing Bettongs, Bilbies)
  • The diversity and abundance of key faunal groups such as ground-dwelling reptiles.
  • The significance of threats such as feral herbivore density and weed occupancy.

Camera traps and sandplot surveys are used to monitor feral animal activity.

Research at Yookamurra includes:

  • Research on the diet of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat.
  • Research associated with the reintroduction of the Bush Stone Curlew.