Synopsis

Crest-tailed mulgara have been recently reintroduced to Wild Deserts. They are a cryptic species and so traditional trapping techniques can be hard to use to estimate abundance. This project will use sites at Wild Deserts and also at wild sites in South Australia to compare camera trap detections, track plot surveys and trapping rates to examine optimal methods for monitoring the abundance of this species in the future at Wild Deserts.

Aims

This project aims to:

  • Determine the optimum method for monitoring crest-tailed mulgara abundance

Student Benefits

During this project, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Work on a newly reintroduced mammal
  • Work closely with the team from the Wild Deserts restoration project
  • Contribute to the knowledge of the ecology of crest-tailed mulgara
  • Learn camera trapping, track and burrow surveys, trapping and other field monitoring and survey techniques

Supervisors: Dr Rebecca West, Dr Katherine Moseby, Dr Reece Pedler, Prof Richard Kingsford