Insect insights makes international stage

Biomonitoring International has just completed and published a survey of ants and other invertebrates along the Roe 8 corridor.  Information on these animals can tell us much about the progress of rehabilitation in this impacted area. Ant species richness was marginally higher in the reference sites but ant abundance was higher in the cleared sites. Clearing resulted in homogenization of the ant assemblages that were associated with the original vegetation associations. Details of the publication in Pacific Conservation Biology can be found here

Look out for upcoming insect workshops to learn more.

Professor Jonathan Majer (front) with volunteers L-R Ian, Angela and Dougie collecting invertebrates for this study.