Symposium Outline and Presentation Themes

THE PAST 50 YEARS INFORMING THE NEXT 50

Friends of Black Mountain

 

Purpose

  • To collate and synthesise known information about the cultural history and natural values of Black Mountain.
  • If possible, to track changes in Black Mountain’s biota and environment over the last 50 years and determine the management implications for the next 50.
  • To better understand the importance of the area and how to maintain its values into the future.

Program

Friday, 24 August 2018

Morning Session

(9:30am—12:35pm)
Session Chair: Karen Williams

Preliminaries

Announcements Karen Williams
Welcome to country Wally Bell
Symposium opening Mick Gentleman MLA, Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Theme: People and place

History and uses from deep time to 1970 Mark Butz
Education, recreation and protest Julie Hotchin
Scientific collecting, monitoring and research Rosemary Purdie
Reserve declaration and management David Shorthouse

Theme: Black Mountain, the biophysical place

Geology Doug Finlayson
Landforms and soils David Tongway
Vegetation and plant ecology
 
Michael Doherty
 

Afternoon Session

(1:35pm—4.30pm)
Session Chair: Linda Broadbent

Theme: Biodiversity and natural history

Plants Rosemary Purdie
Mammals Murray Evans
Birds Paul Fennell
Reptiles and amphibians Anke Maria Hoefer
Invertebrates Kim Pullen
Fire history and ecology Michael Doherty
Synthesis and discussion Sarah Ryan
Thanks and announcements Linda Beveridge

Drinks & Nibbles

(4:30pm—6.00pm)