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Biodiversity & climate change: Genia McCaffery Cottage, 12:30pm-4:30pm, Wed 9th November 2016
Dr Michael Dunlop, Enabling Adaptation Pathways — CSIRO
This half-day workshop is aimed at program managers and project officers seeking to incorporate climate adaptation into biodiversity conservation. The workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to work with biodiversity conservation case studies from the Sydney region. It will build on work developed around the Climate Ready Tool, but does not require prior engagement with that tool.
Public participation—communicating about weeds: Genia McCaffery Cottage, 9am-12:30pm, Thur 10th November 2016
IAP2 & Common Cause
This half-day workshop is aimed at project officers and communications team members interested in developing more effective ways of engaging the public around invasive weeds. The workshop will look at strategies and practices to design and implement engagement activities, including framing the issue, understanding values, language and the do’s and don’ts of engagement.
Lunch: Genia McCaffery Cottage, 12:30-1:00pm, Thur 10th November 2016
Connectivity & biodiversity in an urban landscape: Genia McCaffery Cottage, 1:00pm-4:30pm, Thur 10th November 2016
A/Prof Sarah Bekessy, Design and Social Context, RMIT
Managing biodiversity in urban remnants is one of the most challenging conservation problems we face in our region. Maintaining populations of flora and fauna in small isolated remnants within the urban landscape, where edge effects and invasive species, disrupted disturbance regimes, loss of gene flow and decline in ecosystem processes such as pollination all contribute to the decline in ecosystem health and long term viability. This half-day workshop will look at the latest science around managing biodiversity in the urban context, look at strategies for managing urban biodiversity and examine practical case studies and projects attempting to address these issues.