Dr Barbara Baehr is an arachnologist based at the Queensland Museum. She has described over 600 species of spiders to date. Dr Baehr made headlines in July when she and colleagues described five new species of Australian jumping spider.
Monthly Archives: September 2019
Ecotourism, National Parks, Nature Refuges, Private Reserves, State Forests
Back to Basics: Biodiversity and Park Management
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is currently updating Management Plans for the Park estate. This is a large and important task and funding for implementation will likely become an issue.
In August 2018 arachnologist Robert Whyte participated in the inaugural Cooloola Coast BioBlitz, leading a team of naturalists to explore sites on Carlo Road, Searys Creek and Inskip Point, not imagining in his wildest dreams the number of new spider species they would find.
The extreme summer and resultant burning has caused the service to reconsider pre-emptive fire management. It is generally accepted that more heat, less reliable summer rains and more frequent fires are likely to be the norm for land managers.
Eungella National Park lies on the boundary of tropical and subtropical rainforest and subsequently boasts a highly diverse range of habitats, flora and fauna.
Carly Smith is a Ranger at Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park in the Central West region of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS).
Marine Protected Areas, National Parks, Nature Refuges, State Forests
The National Park Experience: Personal reflection on why our parks must be valued
Personal reflection on why our parks must be valued.
Conondale National Park harbours one of Queensland’s most substantial forested areas and is home to an incredible range of plants and animals.
Welcome to the Spring edition of Protected. This edition features a description of the consequence of fire in one national park as well as consideration of where we are at in terms of our biodiversity.