City of Subiaco - Street verge research: call for participants
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Street verge research: call for participants
Tuesday 5 June 2018

Have you ever wondered about how birds and insects use your front verge? Researchers at The University of Western Australia are studying the environmental and social values of using native and waterwise plants on street verges. The research team will survey plants, birds and insects living in and visiting suburban verge gardens and interview local, participating residents.

The research team is actively seeking City of Subiaco residents who would like to:

  • volunteer their street verge as a location for surveys of plants, birds and insects in the winter or spring of 2018, 2019 and 2020; and/or
  • be interviewed about their motivations for transforming their street verges and their experiences of verge transformation. 

If you would like more information on this research, or you would like to be involved, visit or contact the lead researcher, Dr Natasha Pauli on

Approval to conduct this research has been provided by the University of Western Australia, in accordance with its ethics review and approval procedures. Any person considering participation in this research project, or agreeing to participate, may raise any questions or issues with the researchers at any time.  In addition, any person not satisfied with the response of researchers may raise ethics issues or concerns, and may make any complaints about this research project by contacting the Human Ethics office at UWA on (08) 6488 4703 or by emailing to All research participants are entitled to retain a copy of any Participant Information Form and/or Participant Consent Form relating to this research project.