Greater and Squirrel Glider Symposium: 27-28 October 2020
Posted on 21 October, 2020 by Ivan
Our colleagues at Biolinks Alliance have put together a very impressive lineup for their Greater and Squirrel Glider Symposium, happening online this year. The event’s full title is’Greater and Squirrel Glider Symposium Leaping into Action: Sharing practical and scientific knowledge for Glider conservation’. This two-week online forum will focus on sharing information and improving collaborative and strategic approaches to conservation of Greater Gliders and Squirrel Gliders.
Connecting Country is a member of the Biolinks Alliance, a group that aims to build partnerships and capacity so that the significant momentum for community-driven conservation on public and private land in central Victoria is supported, coordinated and amplified.
Our very own Monitoring Coordinator, Jess Lawton will feature in the lineup of experts for the workshop titled ‘Squirrel Glider citizen science, community engagement and data quality workshop‘. Jess is fast becoming an expert in the practical application of citizen science and ecological monitoring programs.
Please read on for more information on this action-packed symposium, including booking details.
About this event
The threat of species extinction requires the sharing and application of the best knowledge and conservation strategy. Flagship species like the Greater Glider and Squirrel Glider are already fomenting collaboration and increased action. The recent fires raised the urgency of the challenge as well as many questions on what the best course of action is in a rapidly changing climate and more frequent catastrophic events.
Biolinks Alliance, with Wombat Forestcare, Strathbogie Ranges CMN and the Great Eastern Ranges, is holding an online digital symposium that will bring together researchers and conservation practitioners working in Victoria and New South Wales. This two-week online forum will focus on sharing information and improving collaborative and strategic approaches to conservation of Greater Gliders and Squirrel Gliders.
A series of digital video assets will be available at the commencement of the symposium, followed by several days of live panel discussions, keynotes, Q&A’s and workshops. The program will cover:
- State of play – impact of drought and recent fires
- New research – approaches and findings
- Lessons from the ground – survey, monitoring, habitat protection, restoration and enhancement; community action
- Planning for collaboration and increased strategic action
Symposium location: online via the Zoom platform – click here to book
Keynote presentations by leading research scientists:
- ‘Predicting habitat suitability for greater glider (Petauroides volans) using remote sensing: implications for conservation planning‘ keynote presented by PhD. candidate Benjamin Wagner
- ‘Conservation Planning in Dynamic Environments‘ keynote presented by Associate Professor Craig Nitschke
- ‘Examining changes in Greater Gliders population from several large-scale, long-term studies includes empirical analyses that quantify the impacts of various drivers of change‘ keynote presented by Professor David Lindenmayer
- ‘Temporal changes in populations of arboreal marsupials, including gliders in the Grassy Box-gum woodlands of southern Australia over the past 22+ years based on a series of long-term observational studies and experiments‘ keynote presented by Professor David Lindenmayer
- ‘Overlooked driver of decline–the influence of temperature on food intake in arboreal folivores‘ keynote presented by Dr Kara Youngentob
- ‘Maximising learning opportunities while replacing tree hollows for wildlife‘ keynote originally presented by Dr Rodney Van Der Ree as part of the 2019 TreeNet conference
- ‘Connecting habitat across roads‘ keynote originally presented by Dr Rodney Van Der Ree as part of the 2019 TreeNet conference
- ‘Squirrel Gliders: Nest box use and population monitoring‘ keynote presented by Associate Professor Ross Goldingay
Greater Glider ‘State of Play’ live panel discussion – Tuesday 27 October 2020
- Gregg Borschmann (Facilitator)
- Professor David Lindenmayer Australian National University
- Ed Hill GECO
- Dr Teresa Eyre Queensland Herbarium
- Dr Jenny Nelson Arthur Rylah Institute
Squirrel Glider ‘State of Play’ live panel discussion -Wednesday 28 October 2020
- Gregg Borschmann (Facilitator)
- Dr Mason Crane NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust
- Dr Rodney van Der Ree University of Melbourne & WSP Australia
- Associate Professor Ross Goldingay Southern Cross University
- Jerry Alexander DELWP
Bookings: online via the Zoom platform – click here to book