Rabbit-free Research Opportunity

The TGB Osborn Vegetation Reserve at Koonamore is the longest-running vegetation monitoring site of its kind in Australia – and site data is now readily available to researchers.

The site has not been grazed by sheep for over 50 years, and has been rabbit-free for over 40 yrs – so there is a wealth of information likely to be of interest to people studying the life-span and regeneration of plants, microphytic soil crusts, plant genetics, and even water and carbon-dioxide fluxes.

RFA has previously supported the reserve with a small grant to aid fence maintenance.

For more information, see the paper in The Rangeland Journal by Sinclair & Facelli.

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