Rainforests of Subtropical Australia (ROSA):
A Symposium of Science and Practice
Robina Community Centre & Auditorium, Gold Coast, 23-24 March 2017
ROSA has now ended, however, we are putting together a summary of the symposium and will make presentations publicly available through the Healthy Land and Water website (www.hlw.org.au), hopefully by the end of April 2017.
It has been a decade since the last major rainforest conference in eastern Australia, and ROSA promises to bring the very latest in subtropical rainforest science and restoration practice to you in one exciting event!
Special guest speakers include some of Australia's leading rainforest experts such as Tim Low, Prof Roger Kitching AM, Prof Carla Catterall and Prof Ralf Buckley among many others. Thematic presentations will fall into 4 streams – rainforest restoration, values, threatened species and climate change.
In addition, ROSA will redefine the sometimes fraught relationship between fire and rainforest in a dynamic Q&A style discussion with 6 amazing panellists. And one of the conservation prophets of our time – Ian Lowe – will entertain you at the Symposium dinner.
Over 250 people are expected to attend this Symposium being held at the Robina Community Centre, so don't miss out as places are limited! ROSA is designed for anyone managing and conserving subtropical rainforest communities, and includes over 30 presenters that are leaders in their respective fields.
If you're passionate about or involved in the management and conservation of rainforest communities from a landholder, community group, government, or industry perspective make sure you don't miss ROSA 2017!
Discount tickets available for members of community natural resource management groups. Valid community NRM groups include those which are members of either SEQCMA (SEQ Catchments Members Association Inc) or Healthy Land and Water. If you're a member of one of these groups, please contact them directly to obtain the ROSA Discount code. If your group is not listed, please contact email@example.com.
|Program Itinerary Outline|
|Day 1 - Thursday 23 March||8:00am-9:00am||Registration|
|5:30pm-9:30pm||Drinks with Rainforest Legends and Dinner*|
|Day 2 - Friday 24 March||8:00am-9:00am||Breakfast film|
* Please note Drinks with Rainforest Legends and Dinner will be held at the Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin Qld 4223.
Some of the amazing guest speakers and presentations confirmed for ROSA include:
|DAY 1 - Thursday 23 March|
|Tim Low, Biologist and Ecologist||Subtropical Rainforest as a Climate Change Refuge in the deep past and the future|
|Prof Roger Kitching, Griffith University||From Lamington to the World: The IBISCA Queensland Project 12 Years On|
|Prof Carla Catterall, Griffith University||Facilitating Rainforest Recovery: Process and Practice|
|Liz Gould, Healthy Land & Water||The Rainforest Wrap: Conservation and restoration milestones since the 2006 Rainforest Recovery Conference|
Deborah Metters, Healthy Land & Water
Marc Russell, Sunshine Coast Council
Lexie Webster, City of Gold Coast
|Engaging Community in Rainforest Conservation - The Land for Wildlife case study|
Dr Tony Parkes, Big Scrub Landcare
|Big Scrub Landcare - the voice of the rainforest|
|Hamish Holewa, Griffith University||The Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL): An innovative tool for mapping and modelling species distributions|
|Valerie Hagger, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland / CSIRO Land & Water||Rainforests as climate change refugia for vulnerable species in subtropical Australia|
|Dr Peter Young||Refugial, Trigger and Source Populations: Patterns from shrubby sclerophyllous ecosystems and applicability to dry subtropical rainforest|
|Assoc Prof Alison Shapcott, University of the Sunshine Coast||DNA genotyping rainforests|
|Maxim Bottaro, Southern Cross University||Comparing genetic diversity between remnant rainforest trees and nursery seedlings for adaptable regeneration|
|Dr Luke Shoo, University of Queensland||Rainforest Restoration: What to do where and when|
|Lui Weber, University of Queensland||Are Australian subtropical montane rainforests true cloud forests?|
|Shannon Mooney, Healthy Land & Water||A Forest of Rains: Using SEQ Story Maps to highlight how stable, cool and maximum temperature zones will impact on SEQ rainforests|
|Dr Melinda Laidlaw, Queensland Herbarium||The potential impacts of climate change on Australian subtropical rainforest|
|Wal Mayr, Gold Coast Catchment Association||Partnerships made in heaven: Restoring critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest in the Upper Austinville Valley|
|Susie Duncan, Hinterland Bushlinks||Roving Restorers: Involving the community in landscape connectivity|
|Phil Moran & Rachel Lyons, Noosa Landcare||Keeping it in Kin Kin|
|Drinks with Rainforest Legends & Dinner|
|Emeritus Professor, Ian Lowe||Dinner Address "Rainforest, rationality and ratbags: where do we go from here?"|
|DAY 2 - Friday 24 March|
|Professor Ralf Buckley, Griffith University||Valuation techniques - water, bioprospecting, ecotourism, human mental health|
|Professor Tony Carroll, Griffith University||Biodiscovery in rainforests of the Australia subtropics|
|Dr Fran Guard, Queensland Mycological Society||Rainforests - more than flora and fauna: the emerging roles of fungi|
|David Nalder, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation||Rainforests of Minjerribah - Cross-cultural Partnerships post Native Title|
|Dr Catherine Nock, Southern Cross University||Conserving the wild relatives of Macadamia|
|Rob McCormack, Australian Crayfish Project||Unknown, unloved and critically endangered: Freshwater crayfish of Australia’s Subtropical Rainforests|
|Emma Gray, Queensland University of Technology||Ecology and Status of a New Species of Carnivorous Marsupial, the Black-tailed Antechinus|
|Spencer Shaw, Brush Turkey Enterprises||The Thin Green Line: Natural regeneration in subtropical rainforest|
|Sheldon Navie, IVM Solutions||New and emerging rainforest weeds|
|Steven Howell, PhD candidate University of Queensland / Department of Environment and Heritage Protection||Recovery of subtropical rainforest following disturbance|
|Harry Hines, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service||Frogs of Australia’s subtropical rainforests: their status and advances in monitoring|
|Dr Peggy Eby, University of New South Wales||Conserving Grey-headed Flying-foxes - don’t shoot the messenger|
|David Jinks, Gold Coast Botany||Incremental loss in a regulated world. Are we doing enough to reverse the decline of our threatened rainforest flora?|
|Dr John Stanisic, Honorary Research Fellow, Queensland Museum aka The Snail Whisperer||Land snails of the subtropical rainforests: the common, the rare and the threatened|
Tim Moore, Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection
Dr Tim Robson, City of Gold Coast
Dr Penny Watson
Dr Bill McDonald
Andy Baker, Southern Cross University
Darren Burns, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation
|Fire & Rainforest Q&A|
+ more to come!!!
The 2017 ROSA Symposium is hosted by Healthy Land and Water, a community-focused and science-based, waterway and natural asset management not-for-profit organisation working with our partners to improve the coordination and implementation of best practice catchment management.
Sponsors - Gold
Sponsors - Bronze
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
ROSA is being held at the Robina Community Centre & Auditorium on the Gold Coast. The Robina Community Centre and Auditorium is located alongside the Robina Library and Art Gallery and is an ideal venue for functions, concerts, meetings and community events and managed by City of Gold Coast.
The Centre is located at 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina with the Auditorium accessed via the Library entrance.
Plenty of parking is available at the venue.
Public transport is also an option with the Robina Train Station approximately 800m from the venue with a bus link also available. Visit translink.com.au to plan your journey.
What is the 'Drinks with Rainforest Legends and Dinner Event?
A unique feature of ROSA is the opportunity to mingle with some legends of rainforest conservation before sitting down to dinner and having the opportunity to gain insights from one of Australia's pre-eminent thinkers on conservation, Ian Lowe. This event will be held at the Currumbin RSL on 'The Deck'.
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