Food for Thought – Flying Foxes and Bush Regeneration

 A discussion paper on flying foxes and the implications for bush regeneration at their camp sites. By Dr Kristin den Exter, Billie Roberts, Angus Underwood, Dr Len Martin  Introduction Flying foxes are animals of extraordinary ecological and economic importance throughout forests of the tropics, playing an essential role as forest pollinators and seed dispersers (Fujita[…]


The Importance of Small Big Scrub Remnants

 Claudia Catterall and Jo Green are undertaking research into the importance of small Big Scrub remnants. This is a transcript of Claudia’s presentation of her work so far given at the 2009 BSRD The theme of Big Scrub Rainforest Day (BSRD) this year is All About the Big Scrub. I think that’s appropriate, because there[…]

Invertebrates and Climate Change – Implications for Biodiversity

Entomologist, Don Sands, gave a presentation on the effects of climate change on invertebrates at the June 2007 biannual Brunswick Valley Nature Festival. This is an edited transcript of his presentation *   Invertebrates are the smallest animals but they’re the largest group. In 1999 a publication titled The Other 99% (Conservation and Biodiversity of[…]