Utricularia is a carnivorous riparian plant genus which captures prey swimming near its roots using bladders. Utricularia species richness is particularly high in the Howard Sand Plains. The Howard Springs sand sheet area is a source of sand for the construction industry and is impacted by intensifying urban growth. The Extractive Industries Association is keen to get better information on what is required to effectively rehabilitate the sand extraction areas.
The PhD student will be part of a collaborative project with support from a range of organisations including Greening Australia, NT Government Flora and Fauna Division and the Extractive Industries Association and other partners. This PhD project has operational funding from the Australian Commonwealth Government Biodiversity Fund.
Further details are available at the website below.