The last field season is about to kick off for the Charles Darwin University Magpie Goose Research Team. The researchers are studying Magpie Goose biology and ecology and investigating novel management techniques to inform future management programs.
A report has now been released by 2015 Nuffield Scholar and Northern Territory producer, Han Shiong Siah, following his research into methods to control flying feral vermin.
A second field season is about to kick off for the Charles Darwin University Magpie Goose Research Team. PhD candidate Amélie Corriveau is studying their movements, food resources and behaviour to address the ongoing issues with these birds on mango orchards in Northern Australia.
Throughout the mango season, Charles Darwin University PhD student Amélie Corriveau worked closely with local farmers and NT Field and Game Association to develop new methods for reducing the impact of Magpie Geese on mango orchards.
A Hort innovation project utilising mango grower levies has commenced. The project, titled “ Understanding and mitigating the aggregative behaviour of the Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata) on mango orchards in the Northern Territory” commenced earlier this year.