RGSSA Monthly Lecture

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Hetzel Lecture Theatre

State Library of South Australia

Cnr North Terrace and Kintore Ave

Adelaide, SA 5000


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August Lecture 18.08.2022

Dr Peggy Rismiller OAM

The amazing sex life of the echidna and other Kangaroo Island critters.

The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia warmly welcomes Dr Peggy Rismiller to present our August lecture.

Dr Peggy Rismiller is a key member the Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI) at the University of Adelaide and the Pelican Lagoon Research and Wildlife Centre. The project, which involves citizen science was a finalist in the 2021 Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science.

Over the past 5 years, Australians have recorded over 11,000 sightings of echidnas and collected 600 scat samples for molecular analysis of their diet and gastric health. Dr Rismiller’s fieldwork on Kangaroo Island spans over 30 years, longer than anyone else, and she is the world-leading echidna ecologist.

The RGSSA Lecture Program is supported by the State Library of South Australia

Please note that this lecture will be held in the Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue (adjacent to SLSA).

This event is free for members of the RGSSA (although we do appreciate a gold coin donation). Non-members are welcome to attend and tickets are available for $10 per person. Book on line through this site. The RGSSA welcomes new members who wish to make a contribution to the success of the society.

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