Australian Museum blog series


In April 2016, Professor Tim Flannery and the Australian Museum secured project funding for multiple expeditions to the Solomon Islands. The aim was to increase understanding of the mammalian biodiversity in these tropical islands, combining both current scientific methods and traditional local community knowledge to do so.

As the inaugural recipient of the Australian Museum Research Institute’s Expedition Fellowship for 2015/16, I spent much of 2016 in the field leading the expeditions to Malaita, Bougainville and Guadalcanal Islands.

The Australian Museum has now aggregated content (videos and blogs) from these expeditions into a single site here.

Links to individual blogs and videos produced in 2016 are also provided below.


Malaita’s Monster Rat – 6 DECEMBER 2016

Kainake and the kamare: Hot on the trail of Bougainville’s giant rats – 21 OCTOBER 2016

A view of Malaita from the clouds – 13 SEPTEMBER 2016

Through village gardens and into the mist – 9 AUGUST 2016

Welkam to Honiara – 11 JULY 2016

Walking in the footsteps of giants – 20 MAY 2016

Our current knowledge of the endemic mammals of the Solomon Islands Archipelago – 18 APRIL 2016


AM Expedition: Solomon Islands, chapter 1, introduction to the project – JULY 2016

AM Expedition: Solomon Islands, chapter 2, introduction to Tyrone Lavery – AUGUST 2016