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Monday, March 21st 2016

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Year 12 Geography Excursion Highlights

On Tuesday 15 March, Year 12 ATAR Geography students ventured to the Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park, Bunbury. The purpose of the excursion was for students to investigate the loss of ecosystems as a major type of evidence for the loss of biodiversity and interrelationships between land cover change and biodiversity loss. The Tuart Woodlands are one of the rarest ecosystems on Earth, occurring along the Swan Coastal Plain and are under threat from coastal urban development and possibly climate change.
This excursion introduced students to the incredible biodiversity of Tuart Woodlands and examine reasons for declines in forest health. Hands-on field work including a survey of biotic and abiotic components and a guided walk highlighting the impact of urban development, disease and insect attack, introduced species and a changing climate on the Tuart Woodlands.
Mrs Janet March, Humanities Teacher

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