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2010 Symposium

Proceedings

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Symposium - "National Parks - can they take the heat?"

07-08 May 2010

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Program

Friday 7 May 2010

12:00 – 13:00 Registration Presenter Title/Topic
13:00 – 13:10 VIP meets speakers and media
13:10 – 13:20 Welcome and acknowledgment of indigenous land owners Christine Goonrey
13:20 – 13:30 Symposium opening Mr Jon Stanhope Chief Minister ACT Government
Session 1 Chair: Kevin McCue
13:30 – 14:00   Professor Brad Pillans Climate change on geological timescales and some implications for present and future climate change
14:00 – 14:30   Roger Lembit Climate change and the reserve system – where are we?
14:30 – 15:00   Meredith Wilson The Namadgi rock art conservation project
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea and Photo Exhibition
Session 2 Chair: Christine Goonrey
15:30 – 16:00   Professor Brendan Mackey Is biodiversity doomed by climate change?
16:00 – 16:30   David Patmore Parks Australia: Managing protected areas in a changing climate
16:30 – 17:00   Sally Hunt Hotspots fire project participants - are they good neighbours?
17:00 - 17:30 Wrap up/Discussion  
 
18:30 Friday Night Dinner at the Turkish Pide House – cnr Barry Dr and Moore St Civic

Saturday 8 May 2008

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
Session 3 Chair: Max Lawrence
09:00 – 09:30   Dr Matthew Brookhouse The role of dendochronology in charting past climate change
09:30 – 10:00   Tony O’Brien Why are national parks yellow?
10:00 – 10:30   Phillip Ingamells Climate change and national parks: a Victorian perspective
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea and Photo Exhibition
Session 4 Chair: Beverley Hammond
11:00 – 11:30   Professor Geoff Hope Now you see them: will the ephemeral lakes of Namadgi National Park be lost to climate change?
11:30 – 12:00   Robert Campbell Tasmanian national parks and reserves and ongoing management issues – 2010
12:00 – 12:30   Roger Good Predicted responses of alpine plant communities to increases in solar ultraviolet light in the Alps National Parks
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Photo Exhibition
Session 5 Chair: Chris Emery
13:30 – 14:00   Dr Andrew Claridge Clear and present danger: balancing present-day land management issues with the challenge of climate change
14:00 – 14:30   Annie Bond Prized, pretermitted or plundered?  A synopsis of park management in South Australia
14:30 – 15:00   Alaya Spencer-Cotton and Stuart Blanch National parks in WA and NT
15:00 – 15:30   Dr Margaret Kitchin An overview of the development of the regional fire plans for ACT public lands
15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon Tea and Photo Exhibition
Session 6 Chair: Judy Kelly
16:00 – 16:30   Sharon Lane Connectivity conservation in the ACT
16:30 – 17:00   John Hibberd Conservation vision for the ACT in 2050
17:00 – 17:30   Christine Goonrey Valuing our national parks
17:30 Wrap up and close Kevin McCue