Plant-herbivore interactions: a model two-species system from northern Australia [ 2005 - 2007 ]

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Researchers Dr BW Brook; A/Prof PJ Whitehead

Brief description The proposed research addresses a critical aspect of magpie goose ecology. Understanding the interaction between the birds and the bulbs is critical to respond effectively to past and threatened losses of important sedge habitats to sea level rise. This knowledge will inform management of the Kakadu World Heritage Site and an iconic waterfowl of great cultural and economic significance. In addition to their importance as a Gondwanan relic and sole member of the Family Anseranatidae, the species is an important food-source for Aboriginal people, and tourists travel to the Kakadu wetlands to witness huge dry season congregations.

Funding Amount $350,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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