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Webinars and events

The Queensland Herbarium hosts free public webinars, usually once a month, between 12pm and 1pm.

These are live streamed events using Microsoft Teams webinar.

RSVP is essential – email geoffrey.c.smith@des.qld.gov.au to register for a session.

10 May 2021, 12-1pm

Our changing world

Melinda Laidlaw and Teresa Eyre

Two short presentations from the program of the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) Conference 2020 - Understanding Ecological Extremes – Mechanisms of Resilience and Recovery.

Presentation 1: Climate change impacts on cloud forests in the Gondwana rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area by Melinda

Presentation 2: Conservation status of a dynamic keystone resource: the decline of nectar producing habitat for flying foxes by Teresa

14 June 2021, 12-1pm

Assessing terrestrial and aquatic conservation values across Queensland

Steve Howell, Department of Environment and Science

Biodiversity Planning Assessments (BPA) and Aquatic Conservation Assessments (ACA) assess relative conservation values for input into planning, policy and legislation. The assessments use peer reviewed evidence-based methodologies that incorporate both quantitative (e.g. flora and fauna records) and qualitative (expert opinion) information to deliver an objective, robust and tenure-blind assessment of conservation values. Conservation assessments have now been completed across all of Queensland and we will present a summary of the results with a focus on how anyone can access, interpret and apply the results to help answer a wide range of questions.

12 July 2021, 12-1pm

Post-2019 bushfires in SEQ

Speakers from QPWS and the Queensland Herbarium

In early 2020 recovery actions were initiated for threatened species in southern Queensland that were impacted by the extensive wildfires of late 2019. QPWS led an expert evaluation process to identify and prioritise 26 plant and 26 vertebrate fauna species, as well as invertebrate taxa, as those most at risk across four strategic areas. Five projects were initiated to map and document efforts.

9 August 2021, 12-1pm

Monitoring changes in vegetation in Queensland’s tropical savannas

John Neldner, Queensland Herbarium

This seminar will discuss observed changes in woody and ground layers of north Queensland’s tropical Eucalypt woodlands over 23 years.

13 September 2021, 12-1 pm

Our National Parks – A History of Cooloola

Ron Turner and others

An historical account unlocked from archival files, memories, libraries and local historians.