2012 Pungalina Seven-Emu Scientific Study

 This research opportunity would be of interest to a wide range of life and earth scientists, as well as geographers.

Pungalina-Seven Emu extends for 3000 km2 in the catchments of the Calvert and Robinson Rivers, Northern Territory. The underlying geology comprises Proterozoic sandstones and dolomite (with extensive caves) and Tertiary sediments. Ecosystems include savannah woodlands, rocky escarpments and freshwater springs in the upper reaches of the catchments, riverine habitats, and cypress pine woodlands, grasslands, saline flats and monsoon forests on the coastal plains.

This Study is the latest in a series organised by RGSQ to remote areas of environmental significance. AWC is committed to targeted ecological research on all its sanctuaries.

The AWC Animal Trapping Document. Application forms to participate in the Pungalina-Seven Emu Scientific Study can be returned to RGSQ by 1 July 2011.

For further information on the Study, contact RGSQ Office at info@rgsq.org.au or (07) 3368 2066. For information on AWC's science programme, contact John Kanowski, AWC's Regional Ecologist for North-east Australia, john.kanowski@australianwildlife.org.