Conference at-a-glance: MONDAY, December 8
venue Lazenby Hall
8:35-8:40 Assoc Prof Nick Reid: Introduction and conference housekeeping
8:40-8:45 Indigenous Representative: Welcome to Country
8:45-8:55 Prof Ingrid Moses (Vice Chancellor, UNE): Welcome to UNE and to the Deputy Prime Minister, John Anderson
8:55-9:10 The Hon, the Deputy Prime Minister, John Anderson (to be confirmed):
Opening of the conference and the Federal Government’s Natural Resource Reforms
9:10-9:25 Assoc Prof Nick Reid introduces two performances by local artists:
1. Body Moves to perform “Ancient Lands” from The Plague and the Moonflower
2. Armidale Sing NSW Choir to perform Terra Nova: This Land, by Sirocco
9:25-9:30 Assoc Prof Nick Reid opening of symposium:
Australia's environmental challenge: ecological science and decision making
9:30-9:50 Prof Hugh Possingham (University of Queensland): Cost-efficient decision making at a continental scale
9:50-10:10 Leith Boully (Farmer/Grazier and Murray Darling Basin Leadership Program):
From catchment to kitchen table - achieving outcomes!
chair Assoc Prof Nick Reid
10:40-11:00 Peter Cosier (World Wide Fund for Nature): The role of science and public debate in civil society
11:00-11:20 Prof Peter Cullen (University of Canberra): Reflections on rippling the waters
11:20-11:40 Dr Steve Morton (CSIRO Environment and Natural Resources, Canberra): Science and policy: some hard lessons
11:40-12:00 Wentworth Group Panel: questions from the floor and general discussion
lunch 12:00-1:00 media interviews
lunch 1:00-2:00 Dr Bill Lawrence (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Workshop organised by Dr Menna Jones (Australian Chapter of
Republic of Panama) Rainforests in Crisis: Comparing Threats the Society for Conservation Biology): Talking with Government
to Australian, Amazonian and African Tropical Forests (Speakers to be confirmed)
2:00-4:00 OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM
Woodlands Disturbance Birds Plants Mammals
drink and nibbles Drink, nibbles and poster setup
4:30-6:30 POSTER SESSION
6:30-8:30 CONFERENCE B-B-Q
Conference at-a-glance: TUESDAY, December 9
SYMPOSIUM Conservation planning OPEN FORUM SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM OPEN FORUM
Woodlands and their for ecological Reproductive ecology Australasian Mammals
sustainable connectivity at of native and invasive peatlands: past,
management landscape, regional & plants present and future
(cont.) (cont.) OPEN FORUM (cont.) (cont.) OPEN FORUM
lunch 12:30-2:00 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Managing profitable SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM
and biodiverse The ecology of Ecological thresholds Reproductive ecology Weeds
production systems: salinity: what do we in biodiversity of native and invasive
linking policy research really know conservation plants
(cont) (cont.) (cont.) OPEN FORUM Ecology, economics OPEN FORUM
Plants and public policy of
as carbon sinks
6:30-late CONFERENCE DINNER - ECHIDNA GULLY
Conference at-a-glance: WEDNESDAY, December 10
SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM
Ecological functions and Riverine Ecosystems: a Human dimensions in Disturbance regimes and Chemical Ecology: from
values of scattered multidisciplinary ecology: institutions the ecology and process to application
native vegetation in perspectives communities and evolutionof plant
managed landscapes landscapes persistence in the
(cont.) (cont.) SYMPOSIUM
Bugs, birds and bats:
assessment: what role
OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM
Data for Conservation Mammals Plant Ecology
4:00-5:00 Gold Medal Presentation
5:00-5:30 Awards Ceremony Closing
PROGRAM OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS
MONDAY AFTERNOON, December 8
OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM
Woodlands Disturbance Birds Plants Mammals
chair Kim Downs
2:00-2:15 Ecological processes causing the *Guidelines for ecological restoration *Changes in a frugivorous bird *Host Specificity in Sarcanthinae *Using small mammals to test
decline of woodland birds across projects and inclusion of ecological assemblage and rainforest seed Orchids. ecological processes driving
southern Australia. restoration project in school science dispersal in a fragmented landscape. population and community responses
curriculum. to fire in nutrient poor environments.
H. Ford C. Herden C. Moran K. Gowland M. Kennedy
2:15-2:30 *Belah woodland of north west *Restoring native woody cover to *Foraging Behaviour of Small *Stress indicators, due to salinity, in *Disturbance and the Hastings River
Victoria: distribution, regeneration and sand-mined sites in Bongil Bongil Insectivorous Birds in Response to Phragmites australis: a long-term Mouse: Landscape-scale processes
condition. National Park - A transition threshold Urbanization. study. and management of an endangered
K. Callister discovered? J. Cummings P. Hodgson M. Greenwood species. E. Tasker
2:30-2:45 *Restoration of Temperate Woodlands- *Effect of fertilization on biomass and *Translocation of the Endangered *An association between water source, *Demographic shifts and changes in
Getting it right in CPW. yield and composition of foliar Eastern Bristlebird in south-east NSW. leaf gas exchange and xylem hydraulic spacing behaviour in an outbreak
essential oil of E. radiata subsp. properties in three co-occurring population of mice.
radiata at Banalasta, northern NSW. Banksia species growing on a coastal
P. Nichols A. Kar D. Bain sand plain. P. Drake D. Sutherland
2:45-3:00 *Soil seed banks in remnant *Herbivory limits seedling *Life on the edge – habitat *Spatial Patterns of Snow Gum *The dependence of Bettongia
vegetation: the influence of fire and establishment in montane wet forests. requirements of the barking owl in (Eucalyptus pauciflora) at the alpine penicillata (brush-tailed bettong) on
vegetation types on composition and south-eastern Australia. tree line in south-eastern Australia. hypogeal fungi in the Venus Bay
germination. Conservation Park, Eyre Peninsula.
M. Keenan M. Campbell N. Schedvin S. Cutler J. Lee
3:00-3:15 Temporal comparison of bird *Herbivore damage along a latitudinal *Detectability of the Southern Boobook *Environmentally induced variation in *Sexual segregation in a tropical
assemblages in forest fragments in gradient: Relative impacts of different (Ninox novaeseelandiae) in relation to leaf morphology in Pelargonium macropod, the antilopine wallaroo
Gippsland. feeding guilds. season, moon phase and weather australe (Geraniaceae): Links between (Macropus antilopinus).
conditions. B. Stone morphology, anatomy and aspects of
W. Wright N. Andrew physiology. J. Hermes E. Ritchie
3:15-3:30 Ecosystem Service Thresholds in a *Effects of drought on dry rainforest *Ecosystem robustness in the face of *How does leaf shape relate to *The influence of resource availability
Re-vegetated Landscape. species on two contrasting soils: a test species loss: data from a forest temperature? A multi-species study of on the social and mating systems of
of the edaphic compensation avifauna. leaves in the Proteaceae. bobucks (Trichosurus caninus).
A. Langston hypothesis. T. Curran F. Scarff A. Leigh J. Martin
3:30-3:45 Broken sticks, bent cables and *Survivors! Effects of drought and *Invasive Bitou Bush alters the bird *Aspects of the reproductive ecology *Social and sexual behaviour of the
ecological thresholds. defoliation on five contrasting community of coastal vegetation. and seedling establishment of Banksia yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus
perennial grass species. aemula. australis) in south-western Victoria.
V. Debuse N. Bruce C. Gosper J. Waldron M. Brown
3:45-4:00 The resource value of native and *Before and after the fire: how *Flowering patterns in Xanthorrhoea *Multiple mothers: evidence for age
exotic garden plants and their relative seasonal conditions influence the australis. and mass related changes in
contribution to the diets of suburban germination response to fire. reproductive output in possums.
nectarivores. K. French P. Thomas P. Curtis J. Isaac
TUESDAY EARLY MORNING, December 9
SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM OPEN FORUM SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM OPEN FORUM-
Woodlands and their Conservation planning Reproductive ecology Australasian peatlands: Mammals
sustainable for ecological of native and invasive past, present and future
management connectivity at plants
landscape, regional and
chair Chris Nadolny Harry Recher Caroline Gross Kerry Bridle
8:30-8:45 Where are the jewels in the WildCountry - an overview. The Global Millennium *The mechanism of self-sterility Marcasite in Holocene coastal *Rock on! Ecological
crown? Vegetation condition Ecosystem Assessment. in Bulbine bulbosa: self- floodplain peats: Its occurrence consequences of pebble-
benchmarks for widespread incompatibility or inbreeding and significance. mounds
woodland types in Central West depression.
New South Wales. P. Gibbons B. Mackey A. Beattie K. Owen R. Bush F. Ford
8:45-9:00 Evidence suggesting that Comparison of connectivity *Patterns and rates of Land Inbreeding avoidance maintains *Oxidation and Acidification of *Detoxification constraints as a
Chilean Needle Grass threatens between North America and Cover change in Colombian gender dimorphism in Wurmbea Peat Acid Sulfate Soils. limit to feeding.
the sustainability of the Australia. Ecosystems (1940-2000). dioica (Colchicaceae).
endangered Cumberland Plain
Woodland. E. Ens M. Soulé A. Etter M. Ramsey S. Allery K. Marsh
9:00-9:15 *Environmental Correlates and Regenerating landscapes: Amazon birds and their Harsh environments favour Fires and their implications for *Frequency of torpor in sugar
Associations of Tuart energy, earth, air and water. response to roads, highways gender dimorphism in Wurmbea acidic peatlands northeastern gliders (Petaurus breviceps):
(Eucalyptus gomphocephala) and large clearings. biglandulosa (Colchicaceae). NSW. foraging difficulties or winter
Decline. T. Edwards J. Williams S. Laurance G. Vaughton J. Parr food shortages? N. Christian
9:15-9:30 *Effects of repeated applications Putting processes in to Estimating rainforest canopy Does dust inhibit reproduction in Chronology and Palaeoecology *Thermoregulation during day-
of low doses of 2,4-D and conservation planning. connectivity across highways in roadside populations of of an acidic wetland peat roosting by Australian long-
glyphosate on young eucalypts the Wet Tropics World Heritage Grevillea lavandulacea? northeastern NSW. eared bats, Nyctophilus
in a field trial. Area. geoffroyi and N. gouldi:
advantages of thermally
unstable roosts to energy
V. Banks H. Possingham D. Gillieson S. Carthew K. Taffs expenditure. C. Turbill
9:30-9:45 *Do Experts Know Anything Biodiversity conservation in Plant-animal interactions in *Reproduction on top- canopy Accelerated peat formation in *Vertical stratification of
About Birds and Grazing? A northern Australia - the need for rainforest restoration. trees and the birds and the upland lakes of northern New insectivorous bats in harvested
Bayesian Approach Using extensive linkages between bees. South Wales. forests: The effects of logging
Expert Opinion. reserves. history, vegetation structure and
T. Martin J. Woinarski J. Kanowski S. Boulter R. Haworth insect abundance. M. Adams
9:45-10:00 Integrating biodiversity *Evidence for the Balance of Monitoring attributes for hollow- *Measuring Interplant Variation *Using sediment archives to *Tree roost characteristics
conservation and agricultural Nature: From a Guild of Forest nesting birds of production in Grevillea macleayana reconstruct a post-colonial determine use by Tadarida
production in a degraded Inhabiting Ground Feeding forests. (Proteaceae) Nectar Production. environmental history of metal australis (Microchiroptera,
landscape. Birds. pollution and land-use changes Molossidae) in suburban
around Queenstown, Tasmania. Brisbane.
P. Spark S. Gilmore A. Smyth S. Lloyd S. Keele M. Rhodes
TUESDAY LATE MORNING, December 9
(cont.) Woodlands and (cont.) Conservation OPEN FORUM (cont.) Reproductive (cont.) Australasian OPEN FORUM
their sustainable planning for ecological Conservation Planning ecology of native and peatlands: past, present Animals
management connectivity at invasive plants and future
landscape, regional and
venue Chris Nadolny Harry Recher Caroline Gross Jeff Parr
10:30-10:45 Effects of European colonisation Implementing Wild Country in *Methods for testing biodiversity *Native pollinators of native Post-fire monitoring and *Management of Wildlife using
on indigenous ecosystems: Northern Australia. surrogates for regional parsnips - insect visitation to recovery strategy testing of sub- Repellents: Movement of Red-
stand structure of pre- and post- conservation planning. Trachymene incisa in the alpine Sphagnum –shrub bogs. necked Wallabies (Macropus
settlement Callitris - Eucalyptus absence of introduced rufogriseus banksianus) through
woodlands. I. Lunt B. Traill H. Grantham honeybees. Y. Davila G. Hope a Scent Barrier. C. Gibson
10:45-11:00 *The effects of grazing Practical approaches to regional Connectivity' shouldn't be *Seed size, germination and *Sphagnum-dominated *Effects of tourism on Australian
management on native scale connectivity: Gondwana isolated! Defragging the analysis seedling growth of Australian peatlands in the highlands of sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) at
grassland and grassy woodland Link and Nature Links. of habitat functionality. species of the desert and Vic: floristic patterns across the Seal Bay Conservation Park,
in the Northern Midlands, halophytic plant genus region & the factors responsible. South Australia.
Tasmania. S. Leonard R. Hobbs M. Drielsma Frankenia. L. Easton J. Shannon A. Terijo
11:00-11:15 *Grassy woodlands in the New Social and economic Conservation planning for *Indehiscence in the shrubs *Crossing the FBT (Fen-Bog *Conservation biology of the
England Tableland Bioregion: dimensions to WildCountry. biodiversity processes: five ways Kunzea rupestris, K. capitata & Transition zone) - When is an Giant Burrowing Frog: habitat
Effects of fire season and fire of keeping time in space. associated putative hybrids: new ecological engineer a use in a modified environment.
intensity on shrub seedling understanding of dormancy, prerequisite?
emergence and survival. germination & dispersal for the
K. Knox V. Young Bob Pressey Myrtaceae. D. Tierney T. Hodges A. Stauber
11:15-11:30 *Determining appropriate fire *Incorporating Socio-economic *Fire Ecology of the Endangered *The impact of fire on organic *Effect of observer presence
frequencies for Cumberland concerns into marine reserve Perennial Herb Stemmacantha soils in West and South West and handling on activity patterns
Plain Woodland, an endangered PANEL AND OPEN planning. australis. Tasmania. in the sleepy lizard (Tiliqua
grassy woodland ecosystem in DISCUSSION rugosa): implications for
Western Sydney. P. Watson P. Morley G. Bramston M-B di Folco behaviour studies. G. Kerr
11:30-11:45 *Impacts of repetitive burning in Market-based mechanisms for Seed dispersal of invasive *Late Holocene vegetation *Mechanisms of coexistence in
riparian habitats on bird improved biodiversity cadaghi (Corymbia torelliana) by history from a coastal peat in the sympatric lizards, Ctenotus
assemblages in grazed open PANEL AND OPEN conservation on private land. stingless bees. West New Britain, Papua New robustus and Ctenotus
woodlands of north Queensland. DISCUSSION Guinea. taeniolatus (Scincidae).
L. Valentine I. Oliver S. Trueman L. Jago J. Taylor
11:45-12:00 Habitat as resource: modelling Building Human Capacity in the The invasive potential of Pinus Australian peat miners: *Habitat fragmentation effects
dynamics under revegetation. Rangelands as a Route to radiata: seed production, burrowing crayfish in peatlands. on beetle species in upland
PANEL AND OPEN Conservation. dispersal and the role of fire. Australian Wet Tropics
P. Vesk DISCUSSION A. Hopkins G. Wardle A. Richardson rainforest. P. Grimbacher
12:00-12:15 *Reconstructing Cumberland Mapping future landscapes in Secondary seed dispersal in a *The nature of the edaphic Seasonality, dung specificity
Plain Woodland community: the NSW sheep-wheat belt: high mountain community. influence on vegetation and competition in dung beetle
Effects of pasture revegetation PANEL AND OPEN putting policy proposals to the succession in Tasmania. assemblages in the Australian
on seed removal by ants. DISCUSSION test. Wet Tropics, northeastern
B. Lomov M. Bedward C. Castor E. Rumpff Australia. K. Vernes
12:15-12:30 Understorey restoration in Decision Points for Land and *How not to recruit perennial The impact of fire on an eastern Variation in nesting success in
grassy White Box woodlands. Water Futures. grasses: the role of abiotic and buttongrass moorland, Central Darwin's finches: why are old
PANEL AND OPEN biotic factors in the recruitment Plateau, Tasmania. males better?
DISCUSSION of invasive annuals and native
perennial grasses in a South
S. Prober M. Dunlop Australian grassland. T. Lenz J. Balmer S. Kleindorfer
TUESDAY EARLY AFTERNOON, December 9
SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM
Managing profitable and The ecology of salinity: Ecological thresholds in Reproductive ecology Weeds
biodiverse production what do we really biodiversity of native and invasive
systems: linking policy, know? conservation plants
research and practice
chair Jann Williams Margaret Brock Andrew Huggett Caroline Gross
2:00-2:15 A PERFORMANCE that Continuing Challenges in The concept and utility of Dispersal and seed bank Tasmanian Blanket Bogs - A dry *Bitou Bush Invasion Changes
INDICATES ways for managing Salinity Management: Findings ‘ecological thresholds’ in ecology of a riparian invader, wetland environment. Coastal Ecosystem Processes.
profitable and biodiverse of the NDSP 1993-2003. biodiversity conservation. balloon vine (Cardiospermum
production systems. grandiflorum).
D. Curtis* & J. Williams R. Price A. Huggett G. Viviansmith K. Bridle E. Lindsay
2:15-2:30 Shaping biodiverse production Salinity and terrestrial Gap-crossing by gliding Tree Recruitment in Riparian *Homogenous landscapes or *Interactions between two
systems in collaboration with vegetation: are we asking the marsupials: thresholds for use of Zones - What Impact Weeds? hotspots of biodiversity? biocontrol agents, a leafhopper
producers, consumers, and right questions? isolated woodland patches in an Conflicting perceptions of farm and a rust fungus, attacking the
agricultural scientists: a view agricultural landscape. dams in Australia. environmental weed bridal
from Nth. America. L. Jackson V. Cramer A. Bennett F. Ede M. Brainwood creeper. P. Turner
2:30-2:45 *Biodiversity Loss and Slash- Current research and future *Investigating threshold *The capacity of lantana *Ground flora composition can Understanding the success of
and-burn Agriculture: Underlying directions for aquatic salinity: responses for vertebrates: case (Lantana camara L.) to displace be used as an ‘alert system’ in invasive plants: a leaf carbon
Causes and Essential Strategies What are the crucial questions? studies from the Tumut subtropical rainforest along the effluent irrigation. strategy approach.
for Conservation. Fragmentation “Natural lantana/rainforest interface.
H. Swarna Nantha D. Nielsen Experiment”. J. Fischer D. Stock A. Sharma V. Thomson
2:45-3:00 Challenges managing native Ecological function the key to Bottlenecks and booms: *Factors influencing patterns of *Impacts of simulated freshwater Predicting invasiveness from
vegetation in grain growing decision-making. Ecological management in response to shrub encroachment in species- floods on an estuarine sponge. plant traits: the role of
regions. function: the key for managing environmental variability. rich Red Gum woodland. disturbance type.
salinised aquatic systems?
M. Blumenthal J. Davis T. Walshe J. Price P. Barnes M. Leishman
3:00-3:15 Integration of native biodiversity *Threshold or continuum: an Bird species richness in remnant Geographical gradients in seed Mangroves as biological Predicting high impact weeds
research in the Australian experimental investigation into woodlands in the Little River mass and the influence of indicators of heavy metal from seedling growth responses
Cotton Industry. the effects of secondary salinity catchment, NSW: The climate. contamination in estuarine to nutrient supply.
on benthic community importance of considering systems.
dominance. vegetation communities when
defining ecological thresholds.
G. Roth L. Sim J. Seddon B. Murray G. MacFarlane G. Hastwell
3:15-3:30 Geospatial technologies for A framework for understanding *Thresholds for remnant size *Banksias are like sunflowers in *Tidal wetland restoration: Willows and Blackfish: a Weed
managing agricultural salinity effects on frogs in south- and isolation in relation to 3-D. Spatial analysis of vegetation of National Significance (WON)
landscapes. eastern Australia. species diversity in a Southern responses. hosts a threatened species.
Tony Norton D. Hazell I. Drinnan A. Renshaw J. Graham M. Wilson
TUESDAY LATE AFTERNOON, December 9
(cont.) Managing (cont.) The ecology of (cont.) Ecological OPEN FORUM SYMPOSIUM OPEN FORUM
profitable and salinity: what do we thresholds in Plants Ecology, economics
biodiverse production really know biodiversity and public policy of
systems: linking policy, conservation revegetation schemes
research and practice as carbon sinks
chair Jann Williams Richard Hobbs Andrew Huggett Michael Roderick
4:00-4:15 Holistic decision making and Salt Impact Model. Landscape level thresholds in *The determinants of vegetation Carbon trading in an uncertain The impact of cane toads on
grazing management: looking habitat cover for woodland bird pattern in Australian sub-tropical policy environment. native frogs along the Roper
after biodiversity and profits at diversity: empirical evidence for rainforests. River, NT.
‘Lana’, Uralla, NSW. an effect of habitat
T. Wright B. Cant J. Radford M. Laidlaw L. Drolz H. McCallum
4:15-4:30 The challenge of integrating *A framework for evaluating the The quest for landscape *A population viability analysis Salinity and greenhouse: inter- Effects of brown trout in food
conservation and economic effect of increased salinity on thresholds in southern for a vulnerable plant: Leionema twined natural resource webs of small streams in
production objectives on private freshwater biota. Queensland. ralstonii (F.Muell.). management problems, inter- Tasmania.
grazing lands – Insights from the twined solutions.
grassy woodlands of southern
Queensland. N. MacLeod B. Kefford C. Chilcott J. Potts R. Harper L. Barmuta
4:30-4:45 Meeting biodiversity and *Interactive effects of salinity Beetles over the threshold. How *Timber harvesting as a factor Carbon sequestration predictor *Effects of colony size on the
financial goals on wool and water regime on the many survive 90% habitat loss? influencing cryptophyte for revegetation schemes in invasion of the Argentine ant
properties in Victoria. performance of Melaleuca abundance and composition in lower rainfall areas of NSW. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae):
ericifolia Smith, the swamp the northern Jarrah forest of implications for biotic resistance
paperbark. Western Australia. by native ants.
J. Dorrough J. Salter D. Driscoll C. Slee K. Montagu A. Walters
4:45-5:00 Land use conservatism results Effect of increasing salinity on Thresholds: arbitrary or *Steeper rootedness is co- Ecology and physiology of Competitive interactions of
in conservation of grassy an intermittent floodplain statistically valid? ordinated with drought resistant vegetation thickening. Solenopsis invicta with selected
ecosystems used for sheep wetland - water chemistry, leaves, but does not differ native ant species.
grazing. macrophytes and diatoms. between high or low rainfall.
J. Kirkpatrick K. James D. Freudenberger H. Morgan S. Berry S. Marsden
5:00-5:15 *Intersecting policy, research Acute effects of salt on sediment When too much grazing is *Does the level of genetic Carbon Accounting: Beyond the *Morphological dispersion of
and practice in the Oil Mallee biogeochemistry and microbial clearly enough – floristic variation and structuring Current Kyoto Paradigm. spatially nested assemblages of
Project. community structure. thresholds for jarrah and influence the distribution and Rhytidoponera (Formicidae:
wandoo remnants. abundance of Persoonias Hymenoptera), Sturt National
(Proteaceae)? Park, Australia.
S. Bell G. Rees M. Strawbridge P. Rymer C. Mitchell D. Nipperess
5:15-5:30 Incorporating commercial *SALTernative land uses: Thresholds of resilience: The *Conservation genetics of the *Do preferences for thermal or
products into revegetation and Impacts of using saline mine Soft Tree-fern (Dicksonia nationally endangered mound structural environment dictate
adapting farm forestry to waste water to irrigate trees on antarctica Labill.) in a forest spring endemic plant, Salt OPEN DISCUSSION assemblage structure in lizards?
increase biodiversity. coal mine overburden in the production landscape in Pipewort (Eriocaulon
Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. Tasmania. carsonii)(Eriocaulaceae).
D. Carr A. Joyce R. Peacock R. Davies B. Mott
WEDNESDAY EARLY MORNING, December 10
SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM
Ecological functions and Riverine Ecosystems: a Human dimensions in Disturbance regimes and Chemical Ecology: from
values of scattered native multidisciplinary ecology: institutions the ecology and evolution process to application
vegetation in managed perspectives communities and plant persistence in the
landscapes landscapes Australian environment
chair Brian Wilson Craig Miller David Brunchorst Peter Clarke Peter Gregg
8:30-8:45 The importance of Paddock Trees River Hydrology: Quantifying People and their frameworks of *Seed bank dynamics in an arid New developments in chemical
for regional conservation in Droughts and Connectivity. environmental practice: a case zone saline wetland. ecology and insect pest
agricultural landscape. study of two contrasting management.
M. Boak M. Stewardson A. Wardell-Johnson J. Porter P. Gregg
8:45-9:00 Quantifying the production and Effects of regulation on the A botanical perspective on *Addressing the Seeds of Learning, odour preferences and
biodiversity values of trees in wetland inundation regime of the landscape as heritage: a case Uncertainty: The Demographic flower foraging in moths.
grazing systems in southern Murrumbidgee River, NSW. study in the Mangkuma Land Role of the Soil-Stored Seed Bank
Queensland. Trust, Cape York. in Genus Persoonia.
W. McGrath P. Frazier G. Wardell-Johnson D. McKenna P. Cunningham
9:00-9:15 *Isolated trees: their role in How (dis)connected are our Making Aboriginal views count in Detecting plant species richness in *A little bit on the side - the failure
improving conservation value of landscapes? Ecological water management planning in a long unburnt endangered plant of mating disruption to control
matrix habitats. A perspective implications of geomorphic central western NSW. community: seeds, bulbs and Helicoverpa armigera
based on the study of Mexican ant coupling and sedimentary rhizomes that hide in the soil. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in tomato
communities. cascades in Australian river and capsicum crops.
A. Gove systems. G. Brierley R. Molsher Tony Auld D. Britton
9:15-9:30 Ecosystem wicks: woodland trees Geomorphic changes to *Linking decision making scales for Surviving by staying put – Role of foliar chemistry in
enhance water flow in fragmented catchments and rivers in eastern improved natural resource persistent herbs in western avoidance of a putative hybrid
agricultural landscapes. Australia over the last 200 years: management. Sydney’s woodland. eucalypt by Mnesampela privata:
causes, implications, and the implications for breeding.
D. Eldridge A. Brooks A. Vagg J. Howell M. Steinbauer
9:30-9:45 Variation in wolf spider abundance Large woody debris character and *Using the arts to create an Does post-fire herbivory decline *Characterising resistance to
in relation to the size and shape of habitat scale hydraulics in the ecological ethic. with distance from an unburned insect defoliation in Eucalyptus
woodland remnants. River Murray. edge? grandis.
R. Major V. Hughes D. Curtis R. Whelan M. Henery
9:45-10:00 Crop killers? The Possible Impact Geomorphology and fish habitat Do small plots adequately describe *Nutritional quality affects choice
of Paddock Trees on Wheat use in a large dryland river. the effects of fire frequency on by predators in feeding preference
Production. plant diversity in native experiments.
D. Freudenberger C. Boys J. Morgan A. Watson
WEDNESDAY LATE MORNING, December 10
(cont.) Ecological (cont) Riverine SYMPOSIUM (cont.) Disturbance SYMPOSIUM
functions and values of Ecosystems: a Ecological impact regimes and the ecology Bugs, birds and bats:
scattered native multidisciplinary assessment: what role for and evolution of plant conservation biological
vegetation in managed perspective science? persistence in the control
landscapes Australian environment
chair David Eldridge Craig Miller Louisa Mamouney Peter Clarke Sarah Mansfield
10:30-10:45 Scattered paddock trees, soil Experimental fish habitat *Effect of experimental trampling Recovery of alpine vegetation from Silent But Deadly - Bats As
chemistry and landscape rehabilitation in a coastal NSW on alpine and subalpine vegetation grazing and drought as shown by predators Over Cotton Crops.
management. river. in Kosciuszko National Park. data from long-term photoquadrats
in Kosciuszko National Park.
B. R. Wilson Bob Creese A. Growcock C. Pickering T. Staines
10:45-11:00 When does nutrient accumulation *Using neural networks and GIS to A Sink or a Source?: The Grey- *Habitat differentiation in open *Insectivorous bats, irrigated
under trees increase productivity? predict the spatial occurrence of headed Flying-fox, Pteropus forest understoreys: Investigating cotton, native vegetation remnants
freshwater fish and decapods. poliocephalus at an Urban Colony the scarcity of shrubs in grassy and intensive production
Site. open forests. landscapes.
J. Facelli M. Joy K. Parry-Jones K. Wills L. MacKinnon
11:00-11:15 *Mistletoes in rural environments: Potential of high spectral and high *Can conservation learn from Landscape patterns of plant Value-adding. The relationship
does landscape structure influence spatial resolution sensors for medicine about bridging the gap persistence in response to fire. between native trees and
distribution? wetland vegetation health and between scientists and populations of beneficial insects on
condition mapping. practitioners? cotton farms.
L. MacRaild L. Kumar I. Fazey P. Clarke Tish Silberbauer
11:15-11:30 *Historical land-use impacts on *A day in the life of a tropical Application of no net adverse Grasstree resprouting: questioning Detection of predation on
roadside vegetation condition in aquatic monitor lizard. ecological impact concept to the the obvious conclusion. Helicoverpa armigera in Australian
woodlands of southern NSW. Kuranda Range Road Upgrade. cotton crops using ELISA.
P. Spooner P. Mayes S. Turton D. Korczynskyj S. Mansfield
11:30-11:45 Avifauna of retained vegetation Scaling up from points to The utility of ten road structures Fire, fertility and vegetation Ecology of Helicoverpa spp.
corridors: a pre- and post-logging catchments: Assessing riparian along the F3 Freeway as fauna boundaries. (Noctuidae) and their parasitoids,
comparison. condition. underpasses. in relation to the use of transgenic
cotton and associated refuges
M. MacDonald A. Jansen A. Finegan L. Hughes G. Baker
11:45-12:00 *The contribution of bird *Optimising restoration of *Rehabilitation index and Arid land vegetation dynamics *Regulation of outbreaking
communities to ecological services Casuarina cunninghamiana monitoring protocol for evaluating after a rare flooding event: populations of Creiis
in agricultural lands surrounding woodlands in river floodplains in the success of rehabilitated influence of fire and grazing. lituratus.Froggat (Hemiptera:
Brigalow remnants. the Central Tablelands of New disturbed areas. Psyllidae) in Eucalyptus dunnii
South Wales. plantations.
S. Collard J. Graftdyk S. Thompson S. Florentine P. Angel
WEDNESDAY EARY AFTERNOON December 10
OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM OPEN FORUM
Data for Conservation Mammals Plant Ecology
1:30:1:45 Inter-annual Rainfall Variability of Arid Kangaroo grazing and rangeland condition Does the effect of leaf shape on leaf Remnant vegetation – how to define it and
Australia – Greater than Elsewhere? in arid NSW. temperature influence carbon gain and what does it mean ecologically?
E. van Etten A. Denham water use? B. A. Wilson
1:45-2:00 Collecting data for modelling and Arid Recovery - restoration of arid land. Leaf and environmental attributes influence The Influence of Very Large Trees on the
evaluation. heat damage in sclerophylls. Distribution of Smaller Trees in the
P. Groom Rainforests of North Queensland.
J. Elith B. Hill D. Hilbert
2:00-2:15 Biodiversity monitoring: Impossible dream Experimental manipulation of habitat I feel like Toona tonight: feeding Rainforest stand dynamics and diversity
or future reality? structure: a retrogression of the small preferences of Hypsipyla robusta. was related to disturbance intensity over 35
C. James mammal succession. B. Fox years. G. Smith
2:15-2:30 Using Life History Characters from the Can outbreaks of house mice in Role of nutrients and zooplankton grazing Distribution and Status of the Vine Thickets
Australian Angiosperms to Examine southeastern Australia be predicted by on phytoplankton growth in a temperate of the Brigalow Belt Bioregion.
Patterns in Recently Extinct and weather models? reservoir in New South Wales, Australia.
Endangered Australian Plants. C. Gross C. Krebs T. Kobayashi Bill McDonald
2:30-2:45 Modifying policy and practice to improve the Population dynamics of the brush-tailed Conflicting Plankton Models. The influence of fire and rainfall upon
strategic value of regional lists of rock-wallaby in the Hunter Valley, NSW. seedling recruitment in sand mass (wallum)
threatened plants: a case study from Cape heathland of north-eastern New South
York Peninsula. J. Landsberg C. Rummery B. Sanderson Wales. S. Griffith
2:45-3:00 Do canopy and full floristic data show the Roost switching, roost sharing and social Drivers of Aquatic Biodiversity in the Lake Effect of drought and fire on alpine and
same species composition patterns? cohesion: Forest-dwelling big brown bats Eyre Basin: hydrology and other subalpine vegetation in Kosciuszko
(Eptesicus fuscus) conform to the fission- environmental factors. National Park: Severity of initial impact.
L. Holman fusion model. M. Brigham J. Reid W. Hill
3:00-3:15 Preliminary comparisons of four Tasmanian One size fits all? Fauna use of road Sulfidic materials in the River Murray During the fire: combined effects of heat
vegetation types using vascular plant, underpasses in northern NSW. floodplain: An emerging issue for the shock and smoke on germination.
bryophyte and macrofungal data. management of saline wetlands.
S. McMullan-Fisher L. Gibson S. Lamontagne C. Morris
3:15-3:30 Genetic diversity, population structure and Relative horn and body growth in bighorn Geochemical aspects of sulfate salinity in Effect of spatial scale in post-fire heathland
the current cancer epidemic in Tasmanian rams vary with resource availability. the waterways of the Murray-Darling Basin. succession.
devils. M. Jones M. Festa-Bianchet T. Wills