Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Our Tuan Work with Deakin Uni and a Call for Volunteers

Posted on 7 May, 2012 by Connecting Country

Dr Gregory Holland from Deakin University’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences was recently in the field with Connecting Country testing out some of his latest habitat monitoring and vegetation structure methodologies. Greg became involved with the Connecting Country nest box program in early 2011 after an introduction from Professor Andrew Bennett. Since then Greg has been working with Connecting Country on its monitoring program, in particular the measurement of habitat variables located at Tuan nest box sites.  (Tuans are also known as Brush-tailed Phascogales)

Amy Monagle, a student at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, has also recently commenced her honours project looking at various aspects of the nest box program.  She is undertaking field research with Bryan McMullan of Connecting Country across the Mount Alexander Region as part of the autumn 2012 nest box program.  We are seeking volunteers to help Bryan and Amy with the Tuan nest-box surveys and habitat assessments over the next 4-5 weeks (see below for more details).

Greg and Amy in the field

It is fantastic to have Greg and Amy onboard in Connecting Country’s Yellow-box Woodland monitoring project and we welcome them to our community. The partnership between Deakin University and Connecting Country is long-lived and their participation brings longevity to our data sets.

To find out more about Connecting Country’s monitoring program, click here.

Volunteers Needed

Over the coming month Connecting Country is performing habitat and vegetation structure assessments at over 100 nest box sites and would like to invite skilled people to volunteer for assistance with these tasks.

Please contact the Connecting Country office to register your interest 03 5472 1594 or

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