Friends of Grasslands Grassy Ecosystem Grants

Grassy Ecosystem Grants Projects Awarded 2017-2021

Project & Location

Year

Amount

Description in News of Friends of Grasslands*

Status & Outcomes

Monash Grassland Signage, Monash ACT

2021

$1,500

Jan-Feb 2022, p8

In progress

Drought effect on microbe homeostasis in soils of native grass species grown in monocultures and mixtures PhD research, WSU, Richmond NSW

2021

$792

Jan-Feb 2022, p8

In progress

Will fungi help grasses under a hotter future climate? PhD research, UoW, Wollongong NSW

2021

$1,500

Jan-Feb 2022, p8

In progress

Can below ground inocula boost grassland restoration? PhD research, WSU, Richmond NSW

2021

$1,500

Jan-Feb 2022, p8

In progress

Revision and reprinting Grasses brochure and grass plantings signage at STEP site, National Arboretum, Molonglo Valley ACT

2021

$1,500

Jan-Feb 2022, p9

In progress

Enhancing the native grassy woodlands of Mundulla Common, Mundulla SA

2021

$1,500

Jan-Feb 2022, p9

In progress

Bushland Regeneration Project, Cooma NSW

2020

$1,200

Nov-Dec 2020, p7

In progress. FOG visit Nov 2020.

Revegetation of Grassy Woodland, Two Rivers Catchment Reserve, Ballyroe NSW

2020

$1,500

Nov-Dec 2020, p7

In progress

Control invasive weeds and mowing in remnant NTG Bass Gardens, Griffith ACT

2020

$1,500

Nov-Dec 2020, p7

Completed. Newsletter article Sep-Oct 2021.

Dung beetle species richness and composition in grasslands Post doc research, University of New England, Narrabri NSW 

2020

$1,500

Nov-Dec 2020, p7

In progress

Replacement signage South Gundagai Cemetery White Box Woodland, Gundagai NSW

2019

$650

Nov-Dec 2019, p8

Completed. Newsletter items Nov-Dec 2020 & Jan-Feb 2021.

Condition improvement plan for threatened Lowland Themeda grasslands and grassy woodlands on a working farm, Okehampton TAS

2019

$1,000

Nov-Dec 2019, p8

Completed. Consultant report Jun 2020. Newsletter article in Mar-Apr 2022 issue.

Hiding in the grass: uncovering Melichrus (Ericaceae) species diversity in grassy ecosystems of eastern Australia PhD research, UNE Armidale NSW

2019

$1,500

Nov-Dec 2019, p8

In progress - delayed at various times by drought and COVID-19.

Role of plant and soil microbe interaction in weed invasion in grassy ecosystems PhD research, University of Canberra ACT

2019

$1,500

Nov-Dec 2019, p8

Completed. Newsletter articles in Nov-Dec 2020, Jan-Feb 2021, & Mar-Apr 2022 issues.

Invasive weed control of Chilean Needle Grass, African Lovegrass and Serrated Tussock in a small urban patch of remnant native grassy woodland, Griffith ACT

2018

$1,500

May–Jun 2019, p9

Completed. Newsletter article May–Jun 2019. Local park care group continuing successfully. FOG July 2019 visit. Update article Nov-Dec 2021.

Forecasting the spread and impact of exotic plant species in Australia PhD research, University of Canberra ACT

2018

$1,500

May–Jun 2019, p9

Nov-Dec 2019, p8

Completed. Newsletter article Mar-Apr 2021. Presentation to FoG Mar 2021.

‘Attitudes and latitudes: Towards a global perspective of grassland ecology’ Research study, Murdoch University WA

2017

$1,500

Jul-Aug 2017, p2

Completed. Newsletter article Mar-Apr 2019.

Brochure on local native grasses and grass-like species growing at Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park, National Arboretum, Molonglo Valley ACT

2017

$1,500

Jul-Aug 2017, p2

Completed. Newsletter article Nov-Dec 2018. Brochure launch at National Arboretum June 2018.

Quantifying awn length variation in Kangaroo Grass seed and other native grasses across Australia Honours degree research, CSIRO ACT & La Trobe University VIC

2017

$500

Jul-Aug 2017, p2

Completed. Presentation to FOG Committee. Newsletter article Jul-Aug 2018. Honours thesis Apr 2018. Two scientific journal articles -AJB, 2019,67 and Front Ecol & Evol, 2020, 8.

Research on use of fire for grassland rehabilitation in Kangaroo Grass – Red Gum woodlands, Western Plains of Victoria Research study, La Trobe University VIC

2017

$500

Jul-Aug 2017, p2

Completed. Newsletter article Jul-Aug 2019.

Contribution towards travel expenses of Conservation Volunteers Australia (ACT) for work at Old Cooma Common Grassland Reserve, Cooma NSW

2017

$825

Jul-Aug 2017, p2

Completed. Newsletter article Sep-Oct 2017.

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