Terrestrial biodiversity research aims to understand and minimise CSG development impacts on the function of regional ecosystems. The first round of projects will document potential threats to biodiversity and cost-effective responses across the development region.
Biodiversity impacts from roads and pipelines in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
This fact sheet describes research project activities designed to investigate ways in which roads, pipelines and other transport infrastructure may impact biodiversity in the Beetaloo Sub-basin during the proposed development of an onshore gas industry.
Assessing the biodiversity of the Canning Basin in WA
This project will identify the plants and animals that inhabit the Canning Basin, with a particular focus on identifying species that have important conservation value or cultural significance.
Ensuring biodiversity offset success: the right kind of seed for a rare daisy (Rutidosis lanata)
The woolly wrinklewort Rutidosis lanata (Asteraceae) is a rare and protected daisy from southern Queensland. As part of the biodiversity offset program for the Australia Pacific LNG project, more than 100,000 plants of this species will be translocated. Successful establishment of a self-sustaining population relies on knowledge of basic reproductive ecology and genetic diversity for the species. The Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) have initiated a research project on the woolly wrinklewort to better inform the conservation of this rare species.