2012 Pungalina Seven-Emu Scientific Study Projects

The list below indicates the researchers and the title of their research project for the 2012 Pungalina Seven-Emu Scientific Study. The data and information collected will be published in a comprehensive report.

Dr Russell Drysdale
A rainfall history of the Australasian monsoon tropics.

Penny Greenslade
Survey of Soil Fauna focusing on Collembola of the Pungalina and Seven Emus Sanctuary.

Nicole Gunter
Baseline studies of the Dung beetles of the Pungalina-Seven Emu area with focus on the genus Lepanus.

Dr Sara Pinzon Navarro 
Baseline study of the weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) of the Pungalina-Seven Emu area, with particular emphasis on the Melanterius weevils associated with Acacia species.

Dr Robert Raven
Spiders of the superfamily Lycosoidea, Infraorder Mygalomorphae and other cursorial families.

Dr Barry Richardson
1. Baseline collection of the Jumping Spider (Salticidae: Aranaea) fauna of the Pungalina-Seven Emu area.
2. Measure relative Eremaean and Torresian contributions to the jumping spider fauna.

Em Prof Peter Saenger
Survey of the aquatic macrophytes and algae of the wetlands of Pungalina-Seven Emu Wildlife Sanctuary.

Prof Jamie Shulmeister
Holocene Paleoecology and Paleoclimatology of Pungalina from lake cores.

Dr Eric Vanderduys
Vertebrate fauna survey of Pungalina-Seven Emu: fauna patterns and refuges.

Tom Weir
Semi-aquatic and Aquatic Bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha and Nepomorpha) of the AWC Pungalina-Seven Emu Sanctuary, Gulf Coastal Bioregion, Northern Territory.

Dezmond Wells
Bird Survey of Pungalina-Seven Emu Scientific Study.

Dr Wendy Williams
Ecological roles and diversity of biological rock and soil crusts at Pungalina-Seven Emu.

*Dr Nicholas White
Victorian Speleological Association Cave and Karst Studies of Pungalina Station, NT.

* VSA will part of the final report study, but not part of the planned stay team.