Building a pollinator garden

Lucia Wuersch, Alain Neher, Felicity Small, Rachel Cavallaro, Heather Salmon

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Birds, bees, and various types of insects play a vital role in pollinating the plants that provide our food and make up our ecosystem. However, scientists notice that the number of pollinators across Australia is decreasing. This development endangers biodiversity and crop yields. Studies show that urban areas can be hotspots for biodiversity if plants are carefully selected. We will build a ‘Pollinator Garden’ on Charles Sturt Bathurst campus and research the effects of a native low-water garden on local pollinators, and the volunteering and educational opportunities for employees, students and interested communities. Hence, our project team will collaboratively examine the research question: How do stakeholder groups co-create meaning around Charles Sturt’s Pollinator Garden? Various artefacts will emerge such as a video, radio spots and memos. Using the method of collaborative ethnography, these artefacts will be put together to an ‘Assemblage’ enabling us to answer the research question.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventDocFest 21 - Online, Australia
Duration: 26 May 202128 May 2021 (Link for 2022 Event)


ConferenceDocFest 21
Abbreviated titleOnline conference for PhD students and their supervisors
OtherAfter a 5-year break DocFest returns as a fully online conference to allow maximum accessibility and a brilliant line-up of keynotes, workshops and panels.

As a researcher, you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills, engage in the CSU research community, contribute to knowledge in your chosen discipline, and ultimately make an impact to community, industry and society.

DocFest21 will offer graduate researchers and their supervisors a range of inspiring and informative sessions and showcase our researchers and their experiences within the CSU community through a range of interactive workshops, panels and breakout sessions.

There is an opportunity for all HDR candidates and supervisors/staff to present short and long papers on a wide range of themes and a poster competition.

We will also be presenting the 2021 3-MinuteThesis heats over the three days of the conference.

Join us on 26-28 May 2021 to celebrate DocFest21! Making the most of your research journey.
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