28th February 7.30pm
Dympna’s and Ben’s presentations are now on our YouTube channel. Both students presented their findings direct from the field in far west NSW (Dympna) and South Australia (Ben).
Ben Stepkovitch, a PhD student at the Centre for Ecosystem Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been investigating both positive and negative effects on the ecosystem of reintroducing the western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii) inside the Arid Recovery fenced reserve, South Australia.
Dympna Cullen, a PhD candidate at UNSW, works as a Casual Senior Field Ecologist for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) on various translocations and surveys, and as an independent Wildlife Biologist on various projects. She told us about her research to determine the attributes and connectivity of ecological refuges for the crest-tailed mulgara following a prolonged period of drought.