Life in a wheatbelt oasis

27 Apr 2021
Numbat
An Australian numbat, discovered in a wheatbelt oasis. Credit: John Lawson

Western Australia’s wheatbelt is a biodiversity desert, but the remaining wildlife – surviving in ‘wheatbelt oases’ – may offer insights for better conservation everywhere, according to researchers.

University of Queensland researcher Dr Graham Fulton and local John Lawson have been reviewing the biodiversity in the woodland oasis of Dryandra, in WA’s south west.

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