The forum is titled “Building resilient ecosystems in Victoria: what is our vision and how can we achieve it?” It aims to bring together people with different viewpoints to discuss topics such as:
What do we mean by a ‘resilient ecosystem’?
What makes an ecosystem more, or less, resilient?
Are there useful indicators of resilience?
How do we incorporate resilience in long-term goals for conservation?
Speakers and topics include:
James Todd (DSE): Incorporating resilience thinking in planning and decision making
Karen Alexander: Building resilience: what does the community need from scientists?
Assoc Prof Mick McCarthy: Indicators of resilience for managing fire mosaics
Dr John Morgan: Understanding change in vegetation: state and transition models
Dr Nick Porch: Long-term change in invertebrate communities: lessons from islands
Prof Ralph Mac Nally: Incorporating resilience in future scenarios
Kate Stothers: Management actions to build resilience in changing agricultural landscapes
Dr Dale Nimmo: Testing indicators of change and resilience for woodland birds
Prof Sam Lake: Disturbance and recovery in freshwater systems
Dr Rebecca Lester: Long-term planning for the Coorong using scenarios
Dr Graeme Newell: Tools and data sets for long-term planning and conservation in Victoria
For further information: Andrew Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dale Nimmo (email@example.com)