2019 Conservation Biology Grant Winners

2019 Conservation Biology Grant Winners 

This year we partnered with the Biological Society SA for the first time and attracted 28 applications.chuditch

Congratulations to the successful recipients:

Ellyse Bunney (The University of Adelaide) - "Securing the sustainability of sandalwood: a multi-isotope approach to provenancing"

Tessa Manning (The University of Adelaide) - "Conservation genetics of reintroduced western quolls (Dasyurus geoffroii) at Arid Recovery reserve"

Isabelle Onley (The University of Adelaide) - "Conservation genomics and adaptations of translocated greater stick-nest rats under climate change"

Hayley Jose (The University of Adelaide) - "Understanding the ecological role of mutualistic interactions between an endangered marsupial, fungi and plants to conserve ecosystem function"

We wish our 2019 grant recipients the best of luck with their studies, and we look forward to sharing the fruits of their hard labour with you in future editions of Xanthopus



New project for NCS

amongst it logoNew project for NCS

We are pleased to announce a new project, with Jill Woodlands joining us as the "Amongst It" Coordinator.

Amongst It arose out of a desire to highlight people’s diverse expressions of love for the beautiful natural places in South Australia, and to sponsor new and varied ways for people to connect with and express appreciation for nature here in SA.

We're part of the Nature of SA, a sector-wide partnership experimenting with new ways forward for Nature and society in South Australia. After a statewide consultation process, the Nature of SA partnership is running a series of experiments, of which we are one.

More from Jill shortly but meantime check out the Amongst It website


Membership Renewals

Membership Renewals

2018/19 Memberships fees are now due.

Please continue your support to help protect the biodiversity of South Australia.  A strong membership base helps NCSSA demonstrate that the community of South Australia values its environment.  Join your voice with ours to strengthen the message of advocacy for our native plants, animals and ecosystems.

Rates remain the same as last year:


  • $25  Concession
  • $40  Single
  • $50  Family
  • $66  Group

It's easy to renew online