Fieldwork is a crucial element to the research conducted within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES). Courses within the two academic groups; Ecology, Evolution & Landscape Science and Geology & Geophysics provide students with the opportunity to undertake a range of interesting fieldwork.
Any staff member, student or volunteer undertaking fieldwork for EES should visit the Fieldwork Safety pages on the School intranet for policies, procedures and to make themselves aware of their responsibilities. Please contact the EES Technical and Infrastructure Team for enquiries.
EES has interests in a range of properties and stations around the state of South Australia for use as research field bases. Many of the School’s academic and research staff are regular visitors to these sites, which are located in a variety of landscapes and offer camping and cooking facilities for staff and students on field trips undertaking teaching and research activities.
Maintaining and supplying these stations comes at a cost, and volunteers are an important part of the School’s field activities in remote locations. The field trips the School runs to these locations are often cited by undergraduate students as a highlight of their programs/time at University, and often pave the way for a higher degree and eventually a career in research.
The Field Stations owned/operated by the School are:
- Koonamore Vegetation Reserve
- Middleback Station
- Coobowie Marine Station
- Flinders-Baudin Centre, Kangaroo Island
Other locations (not owned/run by EES) used for field trips include Rennick and Fowlers Gap.