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Honours Project Available
Project title: Impacts of fire regimes on Southern Brown Bandicoots
Project brief: The endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot has suffered population declines despite ongoing predator control. This project aims to investigate the role of fire in altering habitat for two bandicoot species, the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot and the more common Long-nosed Bandicoot, in northern Sydney. The project is in collaboration with the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Sydney North Region, NPWS and includes 6-8 weeks of trapping fieldwork using cage, Elliot and camera traps and handling of small mammals. The results of the project will directly inform OEH & NPWS management of the species and its habitat.