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Understorey: A Tern for the Better

Wednesday 27th November / presented by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan

Terrestrial and marine ecologist Dr Nic Dunlop has just had his longstanding work with seabirds and climate, and wide support of environmental issues, recognised through the Conservation Council's prestigious Bessie Rischbieth Award.  Dr Dunlop’s researches indicators of marine ecosystems and island, bat, climate change and landscape ecology.  He has championed multi-decade projects protecting and tracking the population dynamics of fairy terns, identifying stable populations here in WA, but elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand finding it vulnerable and even critically endangered.   Understorey interviewed Dr Dunlop on Saturday, just before Dr Carmen Lawrence announced the award, to learn more about the canny and beautiful traveller around our shores.  (Photo: E PO')

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In ecology, the understorey grows where light shines through the forest canopy.

Our award-winning Understorey journalists highlight local and globally-connected environmental issues that the other media commonly pass over.

RTRFM’s long-running dedicated environment program makers Adrian Glamorgan and Elizabeth PO’ bring together stories from near and sometimes afar, whether it be conservationists rehabilitating habitat, citizen scientists gathering data, campaigners at the frontline, or decision-makers at their desks, seeking solutions together to the challenges affecting our shared air, water, land and life processes.

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