Science for Saving Species: research of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub

I’ll be speaking at this event next Monday, 17th October at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. You can register your attendance here.

Cutting-edge science that can help shape policy and management decisions and protect Australia’s threatened species will be on show in Canberra on Monday 17 October.

Leading ecological experts from the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub will detail their latest research results in a session open to those working in threatened species policy and management.

12.15-2.30pm  SESSION 1

12:15 – Welcome and introduction to NESP Dave Johnson, Department of the Environment and Energy

12:25 – How can we help? The NESP TSR Mission, Research Plan and Future Associate Professor Brendan Wintle, Acting TSR Hub Director, University of Melbourne

12:30 – How many feral cats are there in Australia? Associate Professor Sarah Legge, Australian National University

12:50 – Predators and parasites of endangered hollow nesting birds Professor Rob Heinsohn, Australian National University

1:10 – Better offsets for threatened species Megan Evans, University of Queensland

1:30 – Malleefowl fox baiting adaptive management experiment Dr Darren Southwell, University of Melbourne

1:50 – Bilby monitoring with Martu: bringing together traditional knowledge and conservation science Dr Anja Skroblin, University of Melbourne

2:10 – Monitoring reintroductions at Booderee Dr Natasha Robinson, Australian National University

2.30pm     AFTERNOON TEA

2.50-5pm     SESSION 2

2:50 – Environmental Accounts Professor David Lindenmayer, Australian National University

3:10 – Improving threatened species translocation outcomes through genetic strategies Dr Andrew Weeks, University of Melbourne

3:30 – What value does the community place on threatened-species protection? Professor Dave Pannell, University of Western Australia

3:50 – National effort towards feral cat control Richard Faulkner, RMIT University

4:10 – Red hot red list: Professor Stephen Garnett, Charles Darwin University

4:30 – Response from the Commissioner and open floor discussion Gregory Andrews, Threatened Species Commissioner

5:00pm      CLOSE

The Threatened Species Recovery Hub is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Programme.

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