Written by Michele Kohout:
The realm of scientific discovery has never been purely restricted to scientists but with the growing trend of citizen science initiatives available to amateurs there’s even more scope for everyone to be involved.
Cinnamon fungus is a lethal disease that has serious consequences for many Australian habitats, but did you know it’s often spread by bushwalkers and other outdoor recreationists? Michele Kohout explains how to minimise your impact.
In June a helicopter carrying a specialised ‘lance’ carried out weed spraying operations on Lord Howe Island, in what is considered to be a world first, writes Michele Kohout.
A recent European invader, orange hawkweed now has a foothold in Australia’s alps and bushwalkers, mountaineers and other alpine adventurers can help prevent its spread.