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2008 Symposium Proceedings

  One of our Association's goals is to keep the public informed about issues affecting our national parks.  You can read our  Media Release.

Each speaker had 30 minutes on a topic that addresses our general theme.

The venue was the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

Each attendee received a printed copy of the 135 page colour proceedings.  A limited number of extra copies are available.
Cost (including GST):  $15 each plus $8.50 for postage and handling.

 

 
 

Corridors for Survival in a Changing World

 Program

Friday 9 May 2008

12:00 – 13:00

Registration

Presenter

Title/Topic

13:00 – 13:10

Jon Stanhope meets speakers and media

13:10 – 13:20

Welcome/Introductions/ Acknowledgment of indigenous land owners

Christine Goonrey

13:20 – 13:30

Symposium Opening

Chief Minister: Jon Stanhope

13:30 – 15:00

Session 1

Chair: Christine Goonrey

Janette Lindesay

Climate variability and change in south-eastern Australia: the observational record and the future

 


Ian Pulsford

A conservation corridor along Australia's great eastern ranges: Progress in implementing the New South Wales section

 

 

 

Phil Zylstra

Climate change, forest flammability and strategic management options in Kosciuszko National Park

15:00 – 15:15

 

Wrap up/Discussion

15:15 – 15:30

Afternoon tea and announcement of the winners of the NPA ACT Photographic Competition by Hamish McNulty

15:30 – 17:00

Session 2

Chair: Clive Hurlstone

Rod Atkins

Enhancing connectivity through co-operation across borders in the Australian Alps – building resilience for an uncertain future

 

 

Roger Good

Management adaptations to climate change impacts in the alpine area

 

 

Brett McNamara

Treasures of Namadgi National Park: Contemporary park management in a changing world

17:00 - 17:30

 

Wrap up/Discussion

17:30 – 18:30

Orchid Book launch

David Jones introduced by Craig Allen

18:30 – 19:00           Discovery Centre tour

 

Friday Night Dinner  19:00 -  22:00  Discovery Centre

 

Saturday 10 May 2008

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

 

 

09:00 – 10:15

Session 3

Chair: Chris Emery

Martin Worthy

Landscape responses following fire in Namadgi National Park, Australia: A  perspective from the ground

 

 

Trish Harrup

Climate change – local impacts

 

 

Anett Richter

Where have all the beetles gone? Alarming responses of coleopteran numbers to habitat fragmentation and drought in native grassland remnants in the ACT

 

 

 

 

 10:15 - 10:30

 Wrap up/discussion


10:30 – 10:45

 

Morning tea and viewing of NPA ACT Photographic Competition

10:45 – 12:15

Session 4

Chair: Judy Kelly

Geoff Hope

A tale of two swamps: sub-Alpine peatlands in the Kelly-Scabby area of Namadgi National Park

 

 

Michael Doherty

Moist fingers in a drying landscape: Effects of fire and climate on native vegetation in the northern parts of the Australian Alps

 

 

Will Osborne

Green and Golden Bell Frogs and movement corridors – surveys and radio-tracking reveal importance of landscape linkages between river and wetland habitats on the upper Molonglo River

12:15 – 12:30

Wrap up /Discussion

12:30 – 13:25

Lunch

13:25

Amanda Carey Award Presentation

13:30 – 15:00

Session 5

Chair: Kevin McCue

Graeme Worboys

Connectivity conservation: A critical response to climate change

 

 

Sarah Sharp

Climate change and biodiversity: what are the challenges for the ACT?

 

 

Adrian Manning

Mulligans Flat/Goorooyaroo Woodlands experiment

15:00 – 15:30

Afternoon tea

15:30 – 16:30

Session 6

Chair: Beverley Hammond

Malcolm Gill

Global warming, fires and the montane forests of south-eastern Australia

 

 

Maxine Cooper

Working towards achieving sustainability using a "4 C" approach: Core, Connectivity, Community, Commitment

16:30 – 17:00

Wrap up and close

Christine Goonrey

 

 

 

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