PhD Projects

PhD Opportunities with Macquarie University

How did those trees get there? Rediscovering prehistoric Aboriginal plant dispersal pathways
2 x PhD positions! Population genetics/Socio-cultural studies Funded through a new ARC Discovery Project (2018-2020) Based at: Macquarie University with external collaborators

Project description: Preliminary studies for these projects used cutting edge genetic and socio-cultural techniques to show that Aboriginal people dispersed culturally important Black Bean (Castanospermum australe) […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

WINBA = FIRE, the Wattleridge IPA Fire and Seasons Calendar

Winba = Fire, the Wattleridge Fire and Seasons calendar, has been developed through collaborative research between Banbai traditional owners and PhD researcher Michelle McKemey. The Fire and Seasons calendar uses ‘biocultural indicators’- noticeable, predictable, seasonal events that may be culturally significant- to tell us when the seasons are changing, and when it is a good […]

August 25th, 2016|Categories: News, Wattleridge|Tags: , , |

Wattleridge IPA Property Partners Meeting

Firesticks project partners met at Wattleridge IPA located near Guyra on the New England Tablelands on the 12th, 13th and 14th of October for our bi-annual meeting. The meeting was well attended by rangers from Wattleridge IPA, Minyumai IPA, Boorabee and the Willows IPA, Ngulingah LALC and Casino Boolangle LALC. Representatives from the NSW Rural Fire Service […]