Temperate woodland vegetation communities are one of the most degraded ecological systems worldwide. In Australia, temperate woodlands have been significantly cleared with less than 20% of their former range remaining. This has caused broad scale degradation of the classic Australian woodland bird community, which has recently been nominated for listing as endangered with over 40 bird species endemic to Australia threatened with extinction. My project seeks to evaluate current management approaches to protect and restore woodland bird communities to further account for key threatening processes, and ultimately develop an ecosystem-level, integrative management plan.

Funding: Research Training Program

Advisors: Associate Professor Martine Maron, Associate Professor Jonathan Rhodes

Project members

Courtney MELTON

PhD candidate