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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.

13 September 2021, 12–1 pm

Our National Parks – A History of Cooloola

Ron Turner

An historical account unlocked from archival files, memories, libraries and experiences. Ron joined the relatively new Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service as District Ranger in 1978. Based in Gympie, he found himself in the middle of issues concerning sand mining, logging and tourism and the ultimate protection of the Cooloola area as a National Park. He retired in 1995 and has subsequently written two self-published historical books.

11 October 2021, 12–1 pm

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 30 years.

8 November 2021, 12–1pm

Post-2019 bushfires in SEQ – The Invertebrates

Tracey Churchill, QPWS&P

South-east Queensland experienced some significant wildfires in 2019, including fires in Gondwana, Cooloola and Bulburin. This webinar will consider the effects these fires had on the invertebrate fauna.