Ecological Survey and Research

Ecological Survey and Research

Wildsite can conduct extensive field surveys and is experienced in remnant vegetation and remote area fieldwork. Our capabilities range from detailed threatened species surveys and assessments to broad vegetation assessment and mapping.

Ecological survey services include:

    • Flora and fauna surveys
    • Vegetation surveys and mapping
    • Targeted threatened species survey and monitoring

With strong links to regional universities, Wildsite can deliver ecological research projects, including the following focus areas: 

    • Biodiversity response to altered fire regimes
    • Trends in fire history and altered fire regimes
    • Efficacy of restoration approaches in open ecosystems
    • Identification and reconstruction of historical fire regimes and vegetation patterns


Firewheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus) Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

Recent Projects

Vegetation and Flora of Cape Byron State Conservation Area and Arakwal National Park

Vegetation Mapping – Cape Byron & Arakwal National Park

Cape Byron and the adjoining Arakwal National Park support a unique diversity of threatened flora and vegetation types, including littoral rainforest, forested wetlands, Eucalypt woodlands, heathlands and grasslands. Our detailed threatened species surveys and vegetation mapping now underpin biodiversity management in these unique protected areas.

Dry sclerophyll forest, Clarence Valley

Altered Fire Regime Research –  Bundjalung Wilderness Area

The Bundjalung Wilderness Area provides an ideal location to research how biodiversity responds to changing landscape fire patterns. This suite of studies examined the impact of excluding fires on heathy plant communities, insectivorous bats and ecosystem function.

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