Selected parts of the COAG Bushfire report are available for download in PDF format:
For further information contact Rob Whelan
Some Images of the recent fires in and around Wollongong. (Opens in new window) Fire Gallery...
Research on the impact of Bitou Bush on Native Communities
Research on weeds in the French lab has focused on coastal systems with over a decade of work having been completed. Our focus has been on bitou bush, Chrysanthemoides monilifera spp. rotundata.
Recently we have been investigating a range of other weeds along the coastal zone as we notice an increase in the prevalence of species such as lantana and asparagus fern.
Here we highlight some of the results of our work and show some of our current research on how bitou bush affects native coastal communities. We have also investigated the impacts of different management strategies on native communities.
Introduction to coastal systems
Impacts on ecosystems
Impacts on animals
Impacts on vegetation
Plant species most affected by bitou bush
Competition of seedlings
Climate change and weeds
For more information or comment contact Kris French firstname.lastname@example.org
This Weed Ecology Website in PDF 450k (N.B. When the final content is added to the website, the PDF will be similarly updated)
In 2006 and 2008 ICB held Photographic Competitions for its staff and students.
Selected photographs from these competitions were exhibited at the Wollongong City Gallery from the 15st August to the 3 November 2009. The title of the Exhibition was "Fire, Water, Earth and Air - the elements of conservation"
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Awards for 2012
Expedition to Antarctica
PhD research student Jess Bramley-Alves’ recently travelled to the Antarctic region in her quest to develop a greater understanding of climate change and what the world can expect to happen in years to come. Read more
Antarctic mosses reveal past climate, react to present changes
Sharon Robinson studies mosses in Antarctica. They reveal information about past climate and are showing marked changes to current conditions. Changes in ozone and carbon dioxide are driving winds further south, resulting in increased evaporation and a reduction in the growing period. Interview with Robyn Williams. The Science Show. Radio National.