2015 Trip dates

Volunteer with the DERG!

Volunteer with the DERG!

Things are about to kick off for 2015 with a hot February trip (already filled), followed by four more trips.

Tentative dates are as follows:

  • 30 March – 19 April
  • 8 April – 29 April
  • 22 June – 13 July
  • 1 September – 21 September
  • 3 November – 19 November

Mark your calendars! Expressions of interest for volunteer positions to Chin Liang

Piecing together the last meal

By Jenna Bytheway

Beetle foot

Let’s talk about poo. That disgusting warm brown smelly mess that you want to get as far away from as possible. But what if I told you that the scats (poos) of animals that eat insects contain a world of secrets in the shape of decapitated heads and legs. Pull one apart under the microscope and it reveals the devastation of a mass murder. Continue reading

November 2014 trip – volunteers needed

Processing on the dune. Photo: Kristina Koenig

Processing on the dune. Photo: Kristina Koenig

The dates for our final RatCatcher field trip of 2014 to the red playground that is the Simpson Desert have been finalised – We hit the red centre 20 Nov – 6 December for a hot desert summer ecological adventure.

We have limited volunteers spots available. The good crew that will be steering the two DERG desert ships will be Prof Chris ‘Interpretive Emu Dancer’ Dickman, doctoral student Eveline ‘Flying Dutchwoman’ Rijksen and research assistant David ‘Give me Wood and Top40’ Nelson.

Expressions of Interest back to Chin Liang Beh ASAP please – cl.beh@usyd.edu.au

Please feel free to spread the good word far and wide amongst your networks.