Biodiversity monitoring

ANUgreen coordinates monitoring programs and rehabilitation projects to restore native ecosystems on campus. Programs include recording the abundance of frogs and birds, water quality monitoring and evaluating the health of ecosystems such as the Old Canberra House Grassy Woodlands.

To get involved email ANUGreen or check out our facebook page or twitter feed.

Remnant grassy woodlands rehabilitation

ANU supports a nationally endangered ecological community, White Box - Yellow Box - Blakely's Red Gum grassy woodlands and grasslands. Rehabilitation projects include regular weeding and planting of native species to reconnect and extend the remnant patches.

Talks and tours are also held to raise awareness about this unique ecosystem.

Bird monitoring

ANU is an important landscape for both local and migratory species. Every five years a major bird survey is conducted. Smaller surveys are conducted biannually.

Volunteers are trained via workshops delivered by the ANUgreen with the support of Canberra Ornithologists Group.

Frog monitoring

Frog monitoring is carried out annually as part of the ACT Frogwatch program. These surveys capture data from more than 140 sites throughout the ACT.

The Ginninderra Catchment Group trains volunteers in frog ecology and how to identify frogs.

Other ecological monitoring

ANUgreen also coordinates monthly sampling of Sullivans Creek water quality, quarterly photo-monitoring of key biodiversity zones and annual updates of the campus-wide weed database.