Citizen Science


Our collaboration between scientists, graduates, students, and local community activists achieves amazing things.

Want to get involved? Check out our Citizen Science Events here!

In just a few short years we have:

  • Developed a Fairy Tern Conservation Guide and regional conservation strategies for the South West 
  • Discovered how fugitive lead in Esperance is transferred through the environment
  • Discovered how seabirds and bat communities are responding to climate change
  • Discovered the presence of selenium contamination in the Albany waterways
  • Discovered methyl-mercury contamination in Cockburn Sound
  • Discovered the extent to which road transport is spreading GM canola across our South West
  • Collected vital information on the ecological outcomes of feral predator eradication on islands
  • Collected vital information on ecosystem development in re-vegetated farmland in the Gondwana Link and on the fauna of Bush Heritage Reserves
  • Developed and road-tested a fauna sampling training program to build community monitoring capacity in natural resource management
  • Assisted in the development of a management plan for an Indigenous Protected Area
For more information, contact Dr Nic Dunlop on 08 9420 7266 or email



Citizen Science Handbook

Fauna Sampling Manual

Fairy Tern Conservation Guide

Blog & Media Releases

Monitoring shearwaters on Breaksea Island - Tegan Douglas

Citizen scientists to reveal WA beach pollution hot spots - Piers Verstegen

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