Gondwana Link

Invertebrate monitoring at Chereninup

Posted by: Keith Bradby

Published: 14/01/2008


The shearers gave Curtin University student Tommy Cheng a go at shearing. Photo Amanda Keesing

We are starting to get a better handle on what a number of key invertebrate species are doing in the Fitz-Stirling section of the Link. Professor Jonathon Major, from Curtin University, has been a solid supporter and now has student Tommy Cheng at work sampling populations across Bush Heritage’s Chereninup Reserve. We helped Tommy to select his sites and introduced him to his on-ground hosts Ross and Rhonda Williams. Then the agenda broadened a bit, as Ross and Rhonda also introduced Tommy to farm life at Gairdner, including having a go at sheep shearing (we suspect Tommy will be sticking to his studies).

Invertebrate trapline. Photo Amanda Keesing
Tommy Cheng stayed with Ross and Rhonda Williams. Photo Amanda Keesing

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