Driving between Seymour and Yea its impossible not to notice the dense, shrubby, ‘tea-tree’ covered slopes that clothe the hillsides, both north and south of the Goulburn Valley Hwy.

Has the landscape always been like this, or is the Triffid-like Burgan (Kunzea ericoides) taking over?

Dr. Ian Lunt is an ecological researcher based at Charles Sturt University in Albury, and he’s done a bit of thinking and investigating about how Burgan is influencing this landscape. Read more about this story on Ian’s blog.