Full Scientific Program

Program

Please note that this program is subject to change without notice at anytime

Monday 30 November 2020

9:00 – 10:00
PLENARY SESSION ONE
Conference Opening & Acknowledgement of Country
President’s Address
Indigenous Keynote presentation: Oliver Costello
10:00 – 12:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1
SYMPOSIUM: Temperature Extremes: impacts, resilience and mitigation (Thermal Tolerance)
SYMPOSIUM: Indigenous Ecological Knowledge 10th Anniversary Symposium
SYMPOSIUM: Soil microbial responses to climate extremes: mechanisms, patterns, interactions
OPEN FORUM: Urban Ecology (1)
 

Associate Professor Andy Leigh, University of Technology Sydney

What does thermal tolerance tell us about life and death?

 

Gerry Turpin

Introduction and Welcome to Country

Hans Ammitzboll, Phd Candidate, University of Tasmania

Soil microbial succession after fire in logged Tasmanian wet eucalypt forests

Katherine Berthon, Phd Candidate, ICONScience, RMIT University

Plant-Insect Dating in the City: how design context influences the way pollinators interact with plants

Dr Samuel Andrew, Postdoc, CSIRO

Modelling the climate limits of plant functional trait strategies

Bernadette Duncan, Kamilaroi

Bridging the gaps between traditional/western science to support Aboriginal women’s health, wellbeing, and empowerment

SPEED TALK

Joshua Vido, Phd Student, La Trobe University

The effect of fire intensity and soil moisture on bacterial secondary succession in soil mesocosms

SPEED TALK

Natalie Hejl, PhD Candidate, Macquarie University

Investigating the resilience of upland swamp communities to extreme events with environmental DNA

Manuel Lequerica, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Sydney

Diversity and abundance of urban hoverflies is associated with local–rather than landscape–scale attributes

Dr Verónica Briceño Rodríguez, Postdoctoral Fellow, ANU

Pushing against thermal limits: Do alpine, desert and temperate species differ in thermal tolerance breadth?

Patrick Cooke, Student, Macquarie University

To disperse or not to disperse? Multidisciplinary evidence of Aboriginal dispersal of Bunya Pines connections

SPEED TALK

Dr Adam Frew, Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland

The effects of elevated CO₂ on plants and the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis

SPEED TALK

Dr Anna Hopkins, Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University

Soil fungal responses to the stacked disturbances of drought and wildfire in a Mediterranean-type forest

Mahmuda Sharmin, Phd Candidate, Western Sydney University

How do leaf and canopy traits relate to sub-canopy air temperature of urban tree species?

Anthea Challis, Phd Student, Western Sydney University

A cool growth environment enhances photosynthetic heatwave resistance and resilience in cool-wet climate region trees

Bridget Campbell, Phd Candidate, Macquarie University

Wanaka Wan’kurra? Biocultural investigation of critical weight range mammal resilience in north east Arnhem Land

SPEED TALK

Carl Watson, PhD Student, Flinders University

Quantitative Review of the Effect of Ecological Restoration on Soil Microbial Diversity

SPEED TALK

Frederick Dadzie, Student, UNSW, Sydney

Native microorganisms improve seedling emergence of Acacia inaequilatera but not Triodia epactia during dryland restoration

Ehlana Davidson, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland

Life is a highway: Predicting road deaths in urban ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus)

Dr Pieter Arnold, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Australian National University

Shapes of thermal plasticity vary among trait types in an alpine plant

Teagan Goolmeer, University of Melbourne

Improving the protection and recovery of culturally significant species

Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas, ARC DECRA Research Fellow UNSW Sydney

Global change impacts on soil microbial diversity and function: implications for soil and ecosystem restoration
Housing or habitat: What drives patterns of urban bird diversity?
Acclimation to warming increases the thermal limits of leaf photosynthesis among Australian wheat lines
Sharper eyes see shyer lizards: Collaboration with indigenous peoples alters the outcome of conservation research

SPEED TALK

Ryan Borrett, Honours Student Murdoch University

eDNA analysis of the soil microbiota along a 40-year post-mining restoration chronosequence

SPEED TALK

Dr Eleonora Egidi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Western Sydney University

Resistance and resilience of managed and unmanaged soil bacterial communities to pulse disturbances

Caring for wild commuters: applying ecological connectivity in urban planning

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Post-Heatwave Seed Germination: Don’t Panic!

Arun Singh Ramesh, Phd Student, James Cook University

Leaf thermoregulation among congeners across elevation gradients from wet tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland

Dr Manuel Esperon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Western Sydney University

Vulnerability of urban trees to heatwaves

SPEED TALK

Justin Chan, UNSW

Complex environments alter competitive dynamics in fungi

SPEED TALK

Dr Thomas Newsome, University of Sydney

Monitoring the dead as an ecosystem indicator

Dr Christina Birnbaum, Research Fellow, Deakin University

Above- and belowground impacts of an invasive species vary across landscapes

Dr Elodie Camprasse, Deakin University

Using wildlife incident reports to inform biodiversity sensitive urban design in Victoria

Zohara Lucas, Conservation Research, Environment, Planning And Sustainable Development Directorate, ACT Government

Why didn’t the fish cross the road? Assessing barriers to fish passage in the ACT

Claire Kenefick, Msc (ecosystem Science) Student, University of Melbourne

Give them a shrubbery! Using Australian shrubs in naturalistic plantings to green our cities

12:00 – 14:00
Take a break (Monday)
12:30 – 13:30
Networking – Diversity at ESA
12:30 – 13:30
Lunchtime Discussion 1: Teaching ecology in unusual times
14:00 – 15:30
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2
SYMPOSIUM: Temperature Extremes: impacts, resilience and mitigation (Thermal Extremes)
SYMPOSIUM: Managing a cultural landscape and building resilience in a new world reality
OPEN FORUM: Speed Talks (1)
OPEN FORUM: Global Ecology
Professor Kris French, University of Wollongong

Understorey shrub has improved resilience but suffers under compounded extreme heat and drought in summer

 

Dr Emma Woodward, Research Scientist, CSIRO

Why is Indigenous knowledge important to Indigenous people? Learnings from Our Knowledge Our Way Guidelines

 

SPEED TALK

Lachlan Wilmott, Threatened Species Officer, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Koala home range size and chlamydia disease expression correlated with soil fertility

SPEED TALK

Professor Nigel Andrew, Professor of Entomology, University of New England

Publication trends in Austral Ecology

SPEED TALK

Alexandra Catling, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland

Disentangling the effects of water availability and biotic interactions on annual plant performance

Professor Sally A. Power, Professor, Western Sydney University

Understanding grassland species’ responses to climate extremes: the PACE project

 

Dr Ganesha Liyanage, Rainforest Conservation Scientist, Australin Plantbank

Effect of increased temperature and drought conditions on early seedling stages of Geijera parviflora

SPEED TALK

Simon Tedder, Dept. Planning Industry & Environment

Poetry in First Languages is saving the glossy black-cockatoo

Michelle McKemey, Principal, Melaleuca Enterprises Environmental Consultancy Services

Developing cross-cultural knowledge (‘right way’ science) to support Indigenous cultural fire management

SPEED TALK

Suman Acharya, Phd Student, La Trobe University

Dissolved organic matter dynamics and ecosystem metabolism in a regulated and unregulated river of Australia

SPEED TALK

Dr Alfonsina Arriaga Jiménez, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New England

Native dung beetle species richness and composition along an elevation gradient, ecosystem functioning and services

SPEED TALK

Bryony Palmer, Phd Student, University of Western Australia

Investigations into the role of Australian marsupials as seed dispersers

Dr Daniel Falster, ARC Future Fellow, University of New South Wales

Global bimodality of forest heights: natural or man-made phenomenon?

 

Lena Alice Schmidt, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University

Warming alters floral resource provisioning in a critically endangered woodland community

Robyn Boldy, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland

Assessing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in a Culturally Diverse Mining Landscape

SPEED TALK

Yolanda Hanusch, HDR Student, The University of Sydney

Crops, weeds, and exotic insectary plants: beyond introduced bee benefits?

SPEED TALK

Dr Matt Hill, CSIRO

Serial replacement of tench (Tinca tinca) by common carp (Cyprinus carpio) investigated through hierarchical modelling

SPEED TALK

Laura Watts, Student, UNSW Centre for Ecosystem Science

Investigating the role of water availability in germination success of peatland plant species

Dr Ning Dong, Macquarie University

Global controls of leaf nitrogen

Vaibhav Dagg, Master of Research Candidate, Western Sydney University

Differential gene expression under drought between two widespread Eucalyptus species suggests unique adaptive abilities

 

SPEED TALK

Cassandra Kalafatakis, Honours Student, LaTrobe University

Associational Refuge Promotes Short-Term Seedling Survival in Coast Banksia

SPEED TALK

Lorena Pinheiro Silva, Phd Student, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Grazing efficiency asymmetry drives zooplankton top-down control in a subtropical lake dominated by non-toxic cyanobacteria

Dr Jodi Price, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Charles Sturt University

Herbivore exclusion effects on plant diversity depend on rainfall and evolutionary history

 

Manjunatha Chandregowda, Phd Student, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Warming and drought reduce belowground productivity and alter root traits in a model pasture grass

SPEED TALK

Miranda Rew-Duffy, The University of Queensland

Comparing the abundance and diversity of small vertebrates between a conservation reserve and surrounding farmland

SPEED TALK

Louise Gill, Honours Student, Griffith University

Values of ecosystem service provision for non-commercial fishing in the Mitchell Catchment

Dr Tanzeel Javaid Aini Farooqi, Ex-phd Student, Beijing Forestry University, China

Hydrological legacy of forest harvesting intensity on streams: a global synthesis

Dr Renée Marchin Prokopavicius, ARC DECRA Fellow, Western Sydney University

Urban tree responses to heat and drought: which species can survive future climate conditions?

 

SPEED TALK

Malaika Chawla, Student, James Cook University

Investigating the determinants of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) range limits in North Queensland

SPEED TALK

Simone-Louise Yasui, Phd Student, Queensland University of Technology

Unearthing the influence of invasive non-native buffel grass in arid soil bacterial communities

SPEED TALK

Jessica Keem, Masters Student, The University of Melbourne

Fowl play in the Mallee: evaluating fox density at malleefowl adaptive management sites

 

 

Andrew Marshall, Associate Professor / ARC Future Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast

Forest resilience to global liana proliferation: Emerging findings from the pantropical FoRCE experiment

 

Bradley Posch, Phd Candidate, The Australian National University

Night warming is more influential than daytime warming and heatwaves in driving wheat respiratory acclimation

SPEED TALK

Jonathon Mifsud, Masters, Macquarie University

Explorations of the plant virosphere

SPEED TALK

Rosalie Harris, PhD Candidate, Australian National University

Vulnerability of marine plants to extreme temperature events: a mechanistic approach

SPEED TALK

Dr Samiya Tabassum, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Hottest day on Earth: assessing plant responses and economic costs of an extreme summer heatwave

SPEED TALK

Emma Sumner, Phd Candidate, Deakin University

Australian alpine plants at greater risk from heatwaves than frost

 

 

15:30 – 16:00
Afternoon refresh break (Monday)
16:00 – 17:45
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 3
SYMPOSIUM: Temperature Extremes: impacts, resilience and mitigation (Animals / Management and mitigation)
OPEN FORUM: Wildlife Ecology
Open Forum: Methods and Monitoring (1)
Caitlin Smith, Marine Species Conservation Officer, WWF-Australia

Trialling seawater as an effective sand cooling method to combat feminisation in green turtles

Maquel Brandimarti, Phd Candidate, The University of Sydney

Does testosterone alter spatial area use and make male kangaroos more vulnerable to parasites?

Professor Jim Hone, Emeritus Professor, University of Canberra

rm: estimation of an extreme parameter and future applications

Dr Rachael Collett, Wildlife Ecologist, Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Reintroduction of Mala (Lagorchestes hirsutus) to Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, NT: Persistence in an Extreme Environment

Dr Galen Holt, Deakin University

Characteristics and consequences of an emerging disease in caddisflies

Dr Robyn Shaw, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Murdoch University

Genomics, remote sensing and conservation prioritisation: tools for supporting resilient mammal communities in multi-use landscapes

Craig Nitschke

Climate change drives habitat contraction of a nocturnal arboreal marsupial at its physiological limits

 

Courtney Melton, Phd Candidate, The University of Queensland

The jury is out on lethal control of noisy miners to benefit vulnerable woodland birds

Dr Ali Chauvenet, Lecturer, Griffith University

Economic value of parks via mental health benefits

Michael Callan, Founding Director, Habitech Pty Ltd

Thinking outside the box: a novel nest box design with improved thermal properties

Emma Dale, Dphil Student, Zoology Department Oxford University

Understanding cyclic dynamics in a community of wild rodents

Dr Steph Courtney Jones, Research Assistant, Australian National University

IDEAcology: Using expert judgement to inform ecological and conservation decision making

Patrice Pottier, Phd Student, The University of New South Wales

Sex differences in thermal acclimation across ectothermic animals: a meta-analysis

SPEED TALK

Alex Jiang, Phd Student, University of Queensland

The development of an improved scat survey method for koalas Phascolarctos cinereus

Dr Zach Brown, Senior Technical Officer, Australian National University

The Australian Mountain Research Facility

SPEED TALK

Claire Mason, Phd Student, University of Tasmania

Local weather, microclimate and nest-scale drivers of shy albatross chick mortality and breeding success

SPEED TALK

Claire Sives, Phd Candidate, UNSW

Regarding the impacts of climate change on dryland ecology

SPEED TALK

Mukta Mala, Phd Student, University of New England

Diurnal Temperature Fluctuations Alter the Life Table Parameters of Small Arthropod

SPEED TALK

Professor Jenny Davis, Co-director, Research Institute For Environment & Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University

Ecological outreach via social media: responses to remote waterhole camera images indicate that dingoes rule!

Dr Ryan Tangney, University of New South Wales

How seed traits define seed fates in fire-prone ecosystems.

 

 

 

 

SPEED TALK

Eric Vanderduys, Research Officer, CSIRO

Grey-headed flying-fox monitoring

SPEED TALK

Dr Maria Cardoso, Manager Biodiversity Conservation And Research, VicForests

Monitoring species presence and persistence to inform best-practise biodiversity management of timber harvesting operations

Dr Daniel Montesinos, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Tropical Herbarium – James Cook University

What common-garden experiments tell us about climate responses in invasive plants

18:00 – 18:45
ESA AGM
19:00 – 20:00
ESA Queer Mixer

 

Tuesday 1 December 2020

9:00 – 10:00
PLENARY SESSION TWO
Keynote presentation: ESA Next Generation Ecologist Award presentation: Laura Brannelly

Understanding how some frogs coexist with disease: exploring changes in reproduction as a mechanism of population persistence

10:00 – 12:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 4
SYMPOSIUM: Perspectives on a changing landscape of fire (1)
SYMPOSIUM: Behavioural response to ecological challenges (1)
OPEN FORUM: Restoration Ecology
Open forum: Species Distribution
Prof Alan Andersen, Charles Darwin University

Faunal responses to fire in Australian tropical savannas: lessons from field experiments

Sara Balouch, Phd Student, Deakin University

Consequences of keystone plant decline for reptiles in fragmented agricultural landscapes

Jennifer O’Meara, Parklands Ecologist, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

Restoring the restoration: bringing back woodland birds

Eleanor Hay, Monash University

Geographic range size and speciation in honeyeaters

SPEED TALK

Nathan Anderson, Student, Kings Park Science, and Murdoch University

Ecophysiological mechanisms underpinning resilience to climate change in the Northern Jarrah Forest (Western Australia)

SPEED TALK

Matthew Chard, Phd Candidate, Australian National University

Wallabies and wildifre: how fauna and fire interact to shape coastal vegetation communities

SPEED TALK

Professor Don Driscoll, Deakin University

How does fire interact with habitat fragmentation?

Lily Bentley, University of Cambridge

Habitat preferences in sympatry and allopatry of two closely-related albatross species

 

Dr AnneMarie Clements, Ecologist, Anne Clements & Associates

Achieving resilient biodiversity offsets on reconstructed landforms

 

Max Mallen-Cooper, PhD student, University of New South Wales

Peeking into the future of lichens and mosses with global species distribution models

 

Associate Professor Tina Bell, University of Sydney

Prescribed burning for multiple objectives – the case for carbon and water

 

SPEED TALK

Abhilasha Aiyer, Honours Candidate, The University of Sydney

Once bitten twice shy: Using Taste Aversion to protect wild Freshwater Crocodiles from Cane toads

SPEED TALK

Sydney Collett, PhD Student, Charles Darwin University

Sympatric finches use different foraging strategies to overcome resource limitations

SPEED TALK

Cassie Speakman, Phd Candidate, Deakin University

Temporal and spatial influences on foraging behaviour and hunting success in female AUFS

Dr Amanda Freeman, Nature North

Comparing Biodiverse Tree-planting and Pasture Conversion Costs in the Wet Tropics Uplands

 

Roozbeh Valavi, Phd Student, The University of Melbourne

Modelling species presence-only data with random forests

 

SPEED TALK

Hannah Etchells, The University of Western Australia

Mega-fires, indicator species and indicator guilds: understanding post-fire ecosystem regeneration across kingdoms

SPEED TALK

Dr Diana Kuchinke, Sessional Lecturer, Federation University

Prescribed burn severity has minimal effect on common bird species in a fire-prone forest ecosystem

SPEED TALK

Sarah McColl-Gausden, Phd Candidate, The University of Melbourne

Assessing immaturity risk to alpine ash forests under climate change and future fire regimes

Ettore Camerlenghi, Monash University

The multilevel society of a cooperatively breeding song bird

 

Brittany Elliott, PhD Candidate, University of The Sunshine Coast

Identifying spatial drivers of plant assemblage structure and complexity to prioritise restoration and rehabilitation actions

 

Laura Town-Hopkinson, Masters Student, The University of Melbourne

Understanding the key disturbances driving bandicoot distribution in south-west Victoria

 

Professor Mike Clarke, La Trobe University

Understanding the drivers is crucial to envisaging the future for semi-arid Murray Mallee woodlands

Samantha Wallace, The University of Newcastle

Between bedrock and a hard place: discovering the impact of longwall-mining on Littlejohn’s tree frog

Peta Zivec, Griffith University

Patterns and drivers of natural regeneration on abandoned cropping fields in the Northern-Murray Darling Basin

Dr Richard Segal, Phd Candidate, Charles Sturt University

Small-scale species distribution model identifies restricted breeding habitat for an endemic island bird

Andrew Denham, Senior Resarch Scientist, Dept Planning, Industry & Environment NSW

Temporal dynamics of plant populations after fire: a tale of Acacias with contrasting life histories

Caitlyn Forster, PhD Candidate, The University of Sydney

Testing the impact of Phantom Alternatives on floral choice by Bumblebees, Bombus impatiens

Dr Sue Baker, Research Fellow, University of Tasmania

Environmental and biotic drivers of plant and animal succession following timber harvesting

Toktam Makki, Shahid Beheshti University

Impact of climate change on the spatial distribution of endemic fish species in Iran

Dr Katharine Haynes, University of Wollongong

Please tell me your story: Community experiences of bushfire

 

Dr Mylene Mariette, Deakin University

Coping with heat and competition: songbird embryos cue on sounds in the nest

 

Andrew O’Reilly-Nugent, Climate Friendly

How does ecological thinning affect the development of regenerating mulga forests?

 

Jarrod Sopniewski, Honours Student, Australian National University

The future of frogs: predicting the impacts of a changing climate on Australian anurans

Dr Kate Giljohann, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Taking a social-ecological approach to wildfire management in foothill forests of Victoria

 

Dr Tim Doherty, DECRA Fellow, University of Sydney

Human disturbance causes widespread disruption of animal movement

 

SPEED TALK

Nathali Machado de Lima, Research Associate, UNSW

Improving restoration of native plant communities in drylands with biocrust cyanobacteria

SPEED TALK

Catherine Bowler, Phd Candidate, University of Queensland

Restoration through a coexistence lens

Amy Tims, Macquarie University

Predicting distribution shifts in Australian freshwater fishes due to climate change

 

Tom Le Breton, UNSW

Understanding global shifts in fire seasonality: an ecological perspective

 

Dr Michelle Gibson, Post-doctoral Researcher, The University of Queensland

Restoring for resilience: replanting and grazing exclusion benefit birds in Australia’s south-east temperate woodlands

Julianna Santos, Phd Candidate, The University of Melbourne

A synthesis of fire-driven declines of threatened mammals in Australia

12:00 – 14:00 Take a break (Tuesday)
12:00 – 14:00
Lunchtime workshop 2. Early Career Ecology: How do you write a job application during a pandemic? So glad you (m)asked…
14:00 – 15:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS 5
SYMPOSIUM: Perspectives on a changing landscape of fire (2)
SYMPOSIUM: Behavioural response to ecological challenges (2)
OPEN FORUM: Marine and Freshwater
OPEN FORUM: Conservation Biology (1)
Dr Samantha Lloyd, Manager, Qld Fire & Biodiversity Consortium, Healthy Land & Water

Cross-tenure Collaborative Fire Management: Building Capacity and Healthy Landscapes

 

Sarah Stock, Phd Candidate, University of Newcastle

Nightlife of a threatened frog: Molecular pedigree uncovers cryptic behaviours in Litoria Littlejohni

 

Dr Murtada Naser, University of Basrah

Environmental factors as drivers for species distribution of the freshwater crabs in the Tigris-Euphrates basin

Associate Professor Noel Preece, Director, Biome5 Pty Ltd

Legislative snooker – Red Lists and national laws provide only rhetorical protection to threatened species

Daniel May, Australian National University

Fire and Politics: What a Typology of Indigenous Burning Discourses Reveals

 

SPEED TALK

Dr Lizzy Lowe, Postdoctoral Researcher, Macquarie University

Spider brain size and behaviour in cities

SPEED TALK

Andrew Schwenke, PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology

Evolution of acoustic communication in two species of frogs in the Litoria lesueuri species group

Yi-Yang (Alex) Chen, Phd Candidate, The Australian National University

Seasonality of epifaunal secondary production in a fringing reef, and its sensitivity to changing climate

 

Tahlia Townsend, Deakin University

The population ecology and behaviour of eastern barred bandicoots following conservation translocations

 

SPEED TALK

Fred Rainsford, La Trobe University

How does prescribed fire shape bird and plant communities in a temperate dry forest ecosystem?

SPEED TALK

Katharine Senior, PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne

A field experiment to test how mammals and reptiles respond to characteristics of planned burning

SPEED TALK

Harriet Simpson-Southward, PhD Candidate, University of Wollongong

Effects of climate change on resilience of fire prone eucalypt communities

SPEED TALK

Natalie Freeman, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland

Hey neighbour! Kin-based social interactions in an asocial solitary marsupial, the northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus)

SPEED TALK

Richard McLellan, Phd Student, Charles Sturt University

Parasitic shrubs provide important ecological processes for fauna in Australia’s rangeland ecosystems

SPEED TALK

Renae Kirby, University of Wollongong

Digging Deeper: Investigating Temperature Effects on the Behaviour of the Burrowing Mud Shrimp, Trypaea australiensis

Catheline Froehlich, Phd Fellow, University of Wollongong

Who will recover: extreme climatic events affect habitat use and persistence of coral-dwelling fishes

Associate Professor Heloise Gibb, Associate Professor, La Trobe University

Experimental evidence for ecological cascades following threatened mammal reintroduction

 

SPEED TALK

Dr Rachael Nolan, Lecturer, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University

The role of bark attributes and drought in fire resistance in resprouting tree species

SPEED TALK

Christopher Pocknee, Phd Candidate, University of Queensland

Saving an endangered bettong with fire

SPEED TALK

Simin Rahmani, Phd Student, University of Wollongong

Effects of 38 years of wildfires on tree density in the Blue Mountains, Australia

Vanessa Gorecki, Queensland University of Technology

Landscape use in an urban environment by a trawling bat, the large-footed Myotis (Myotis macropus)

 

Matthew Kerr, Macquarie University

A Latitudinal Gradient in Australian Marine Bivalves Revealed by a Large Field Survey

 

Dr Jessica Walsh, Lecturer, Monash University

Evidence-based conservation for Australian woodland birds: a systematic review

 

SPEED TALK

Eliza Thompson, Masters Student, The University of Melbourne

Flying in the face of fire: the influence of fire edges on mallee birds

SPEED TALK

Alexandria Thomsen, UNSW

Season of fire impacts flowering in Lambertia formosa

SPEED TALK

Saumya Wanniarachchi, Phd Student, University of Melbourne

Using e-DNA to better understand the effect of fire on the diets of small mammals

SPEED TALK

Lorenzo Galletta, Phd Candidate, Deakin University

Embryonic strategies for surviving heatwaves: evidence of heat shock proteins in zebra finches

 

Charles Hinchliffe, Phd Candidate, UNSW

A novel approach for estimating growth and mortality of fish larvae across fine scales

 

Gavin Trewella, Phd Candidate, Charles Darwin University

Habitat preference by northern quolls and feral cats in savanna woodlands

 

SPEED TALK

Lily Wheeler, Master Student, The University of Melbourne

How does extent, configuration and diversity of fires shape mammal populations in heathy woodland ecosystems?

SPEED TALK

Andy Wiechnik, University of Sydney

Near-term decision tree for fire management using trends in degradation condition scores for threatened ecosystems

SPEED TALK

Jane Williamson, Phd Candidate, Australian Catholic University

Location is a better predictor of time since fire than vegetation type

Dr Graham Fulton, Perspectives Editor Pacific Conservation Biology, University of Queensland

Nest ecology in the context of an intact community: a provocative synthesis of knowledge from Dryandra

 

 

Shannon Treloar, Student, Edith Cowan University

Potential for resource competition between co-existing threatened mammals in a fenced reserve in Western Australia

SPEED TALK

Dr Mengran Yu, The University of Sydney

Detecting the effects of Prescribed burning using generalised additive modelling

15:30 – 16:00
Quick refresh break (Tuesday)
16:00 – 17:45
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 6
OPEN FORUM – Methods and Monitoring (2)
SYMPOSIUM Approaches for detailing threats, actions and management costs for threatened species recovery across broad scales
OPEN FORUM: Functional Ecology
Simone Stevenson, PhD Candidate, Deakin University

Testing for consensus amongst global biodiversity indicators

Dr Josie Carwardine, Research Scientist, CSIRO

Knowledge synthesis to guide large-scale species recovery: why we need it and where we’re at?

Shubham Chhajed, Phd Candidate, Macquarie University

Hydraulic drivers of photosynthetic variation among co-occurring species using an optimality approach

Kevin Newman, Student, University of Melbourne

Optimal Surveillance Methods

Michelle Ward, University of Queensland

What threatens Australian biodiversity and how do we assist recovery after catastrophic fires?

Mark Westoby, Macquarie University

Trait-dimensions of ecological strategy in bacteria and archaea compared to vascular plants

Zoe Xirocostas, Phd Student, UNSW Sydney

The ZAX herbivory trainer – new software for training researchers to visually estimate leaf damage

Professor Helene Marsh, Emeritus Professor, James Cook University

A new framework for biodiversity threat abatement in Australia

Rose Brinkhoff, Phd Student, University of Tasmania

Nitrogen fertiliser increases LAI but creates carbon and water costs in Eucalyptus nitens

Rebecca Rogers, Charles Darwin University

Testing the capacity of weather radar-based bird monitoring to improve waterbird management

CJ Yong, Research Assistant, University of Queensland

How to save the world without knowing how much it costs?

Hannah Carle, Phd, Research School of Biology, ANU

Applying functional traits to predict vital rates of trees in a Bornean rainforest restoration landscape

Dr Georgia Dwyer, Senior Research Assistant, Deakin University

Capturing geomorphologial patterns in ecological resources: fractal dimensions describe fluvial rock distributions

Dr April Reside, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

A knowledge synthesis to inform a national approach to fighting extinction

Baptiste Wijas, Phd Candidate, University of New South Wales

The functional role of termites along macro-climatic gradients

Dr Martin Westgate, Science Advisor, Atlas of Living Australia / CSIRO

Improving the Atlas of Living Australia for ecological researchers

Billy Geary, PhD Student, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Lessons from implementing a spatial conservation action planning tool in Victoria, Australia

Dr Andrea Westerband, Postdoc, Macquarie University

Soil and climate properties jointly influence leaf traits in native Australian species

Dr Rebecca Lester, Associate Professor, Freshwater Ecology, Deakin University

Explaining species diversity in a fractal world

Dr Micha Jackson, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

The Australian Threatened Species Index: Inaugural Threatened Plant Index and Future Directions

Dr Yuki Tsujii, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Roles of leaf phosphorus fractions in phosphorus-use efficiency for 12 coexisting NSW woody species

SPEED TALK

Ana Gracanin, PhD Candidate, University of Wollongong

Animal selfies: Can sugar glider density be estimated through camera trapping?

SPEED TALK

Giancarlo Chiarenza, PhD Student, UNSW Sydney

Barking up the wrong tree – are ecologists studying the correct aspects of soil quality?

SPEED TALK

Dr Kate Watermeyer, Research Fellow, Deakin University

How do biodiversity indicators behave across different ecoregions?

Dony Indiarto, Phd Student, University of New South Wales

An eco-evolutionary model for trait-based community assembly along an environmental gradient

18:00 – 19:30
Barbara Rice Memorial Poster Session

 

Wednesday 2 December 2020

9:00 – 10:00
PLENARY SESSION THREE
Keynote presentation: Dr Belinda Medlyn
10:00 – 12:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 7
SYMPOSIUM: Ecological Extremes in Antarctica, mechanisms of resilience and recovery
SYMPOSIUM: Windows into resilience and recovery: technological advances and the acquisition of data in ecological systems (1)
SYMPOSIUM: Citizen Science: a tool for ecology, conservation and science communication (1)
SYMPOSIUM: Tree dieback in Australian Ecosystems (1)
Professor Steven Chown, Professor and Director, Monash University

Losing the sub-Antarctic

Wilma Karsdorp, University of Queensland

Developing robust data management for ecosystem images

 

Professor Kirsten Parris, Associate Professor, The University of Melbourne

The CAUL Urban Wildlife App: Engaging citizen scientists with nature in the city

Dr Katinka Ruthrof, Forest Ecologist, DBCA

Cross-scale investigation of declining forest cover in southwestern Australia

Dr Dana M. Bergstrom, Principal Research Scientist, Australian Antarctic Division

Global environmental pressures on terrestrial biodiversity in the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica

 

SPEED TALK

Emma Dale, Dphil Student, Zoology Department Oxford University

Use of RFID technology in answering complex ecological questions

SPEED TALK

Allison Broad, Phd Candidate, University of Wollongong

Remote Technologies reveal Wollongong’s sponge gardens: classification approaches for diversity and ecological assessments

SPEED TALK

Brittany Hayward-Brown, Honours Student, Charles Darwin University

Automated radio telemetry data informs wildlife management practices aimed at the recovery of threatened species

Dr Aaron Greenville, Lecturer, University of Sydney

Too little or too much data: citizen scientists may have the answer

 

Professor Giles Hardy, Professor Forest Pathology, Murdoch University

Understanding the causes of Eucalyptus rudis decline in southwestern Australia

 

Dr Jasmine Lee, Monash University

Conserving Antarctic biodiversity with priority threat management

 

Professor Andy Davis, University of Wollongong

Aerial surveillance as an ecological tool; data collection with blimps in the wave-swept coastal zone

 

Dr Clare Hawkins, Bookend Trust, University of Tasmania

Mission: long-term, state-wide population monitoring of the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax fleayi)

Dr Paul Rymer, Western Sydney University

Variation in xylem vessel plasticity associated with climate-origin provides adaptive capacity to drought

SPEED TALK

Alison Haynes, Phd Candidate, University of Wollongong

From CBD to glacier edge: moss colonisation and climate change

SPEED TALK

Shae Jones, Research Assistant, University of Wollongong

Current state of Antarctic biodiversity monitoring

SPEED TALK

Isabella Todd, University of Wollongong

Challenges of monitoring Antarctic lichen communities using photo digitisation

Vinod Jacob, Phd Candidate, Western Sydney University

Leaf hydraulic vulnerability and gas exchange strategies of pasture species under drought

 

Dr Katharine Haynes, University of Wollongong

How citizen science promotes and is enriched by connection to place

 

Daniel Sloane, PhD Student, Macquarie University

An Eco-cultural Investigation of coastal floodplain flora in North-East Arnhem Land

 

Dr Diana King, Research Officer, Global Challenges Program, University of Wollongong

Monitoring East Antarctic vegetation in a time of change

Anna Giles, Phd Student, Southern Cross University

Combining drones and machine learning technology for rapid coral reef health assessment

Dr Birgita Hansen, Federation University

What characterises successful citizen science? A comparison of community-based freshwater and shorebird monitoring

Dr Jen Peters, Postdoc, Oak Ridge National Lab, TN USA

What is the threat of drought-induced hydraulic failure in Australian forests?

Dr Melinda Waterman, Associate Research Fellow, University of Wollongong

Old-growth moss forests as proxies for microclimates in coastal Antarctica

Jacinta Holloway Brown, Postdoctoral Fellow, QUT

A machine learning method for detecting forest change events and interpolating missing satellite image data

Dr Alex Kusmanoff, RMIT University

Tips for designing environmental engagement programs

Kate Johnson, Phd Student, University of Tasmania

How the pipes fail: xylem failure spreads by single-conduit embolisms in three dry-forest angiosperm stems

Lachlan Howell, Phd Candidate, The University of Newcastle

Is drone technology the cost-effective solution for koala monitoring?

Dr Sheryn Pitman, Program Manager Inspiring South Australia, Inspiring South Australia

The contribution of citizen science in building ecological literacy

Victoria Pérez Martínez, Phd Student, Hawkesbury Institute for Environment

Can we explain eucalypt drought vulnerability from species climate-origin and life-history traits?

Yogendra Karna, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences

Fuel structure responses to severe wildfire in mixed eucalypt forests: implication for flammability

 

Dr Claudia Santori, University of Sydney

Behaviour and attitude changes are associated to knowledge gained participating in turtle citizen science

 

Dr Samuel Hislop, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Quantifying the spatial extent of the 2018-19 drought on canopy health in NSW north-coast forests

Dr Erin Roger, Citizen Science Program Lead, CSIRO

Using citizen science to enable meaningful participation in bushfire recovery

SPEED TALK

Anne-Cecile Colin, Phd Candidate, Western Sydney University – Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Adaptive capacity to climate change: Genomic underpinnings of drought tolerance in threatened eucalyptus species

12:00 – 14:00
Take a break (Wednesday)
12:00 – 14:00
Lunchtime workshop 3. Sci-what?! How to communicate your science effectively
12:30 – 13:30
Lunchtime workhop 4. ecoEd – training for next generation researchers and practitioners in ecological and environmental problem solving
14:00 – 15:30
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 8
SYMPOSIUM: Wetland management and restoration in human-dominated landscapes
SYMPOSIUM: Windows into resilience and recovery: technological advances and the acquisition of data in ecological systems (2)
SYMPOSIUM: Citizen Science: a tool for ecology, conservation and science communication (2)
SYMPOSIUM: Tree dieback in Australian Ecosystems (2)
SPEED TALK

Jayne Hanford, PhD Student, The University of Sydney

Improving environmental and human health by integrating urban wetland and mosquito research

SPEED TALK

Dr Nina McLean, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Conservation Research ACT Government

Restoration success of Sphagnum Bogs after fire

 

Asitha Samarawickrama, University of Melbourne

Are handheld thermal cameras effective for detecting threatened mammals in a semi-arid environment?

 

 

Anne Eichholtzer, Phd Student, Deakin University

From natural to social sciences : the multiple values of Citizen Science

 

Dr Matthew Brookhouse, Senior Lecturer, Australian National University

Snow-gum dieback—current knowledge and opportunities to gain unique insights to a widespread phenomenon

 

Dr Tanya Mason, Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney

Application of the mitigation hierarchy: a case study of underground mining impacts on peatland ecosystems

SPEED TALK

Sarah O’Hea Miller, University of Wollongong

Keeping up with the crayfish: Radio-tracking the movement patterns of native and invasive freshwater crayfish

 

Maureen Thompson, Phd Candidate, UNSW

What signals time to breed? Citizen science reveals exogenous influences to frog calling across Australia

Dr Stefan Arndt, The University of Melbourne

Landscape level assessment of tree drought mortality in forests of the Strathbogie Ranges in Australia

Dr Swapan Paul, Manager Wetlands, SOPA

Mangrove rehabilitation requires multifactorial and multidimensional thinking

SPEED TALK

Penelope Pascoe, University of Tasmania

Island ecosystem function recovery through an isotopic lens

 

Jingyi Ding, Phd Student, University of New South Wales

Grow wider or thicker: variable response of woody plants to increasing dryness

Dr Kay Morris, Senior Scientist, Arthur Rylah Institute For Environmental Research, Department Of Environment Land Water And Planning

Goldilocks and the three sheep and cows: Optimizing grazing for wetland biodiversity in agricultural landscapes

SPEED TALK

Caitlin Woods, Phd Candidate, University of Wollongong

Predicting patterns of biodiversity in the World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island Marine Park

Alex Santiago, Honors Student, University of Melbourne

The influence of landscape-scale pattern on the genetic diversity of an Australian skink

Dr Carola Pritzkow, UTAS

Size and spatial positioning of embolized conduits under natural drought

Associate Professor Cameron Webb, University of Sydney

Urban estuarine wetlands and the challenges of managing mosquitoes of pest and public health importance

Benjamin Wagner, Phd Candidate, The University of Melbourne

Gliding for gliders: Using commercial UAV and multispectral technology to identify greater glider foraging habitat

Vanessa Tonet, University of Tasmania

Tree mortality: could genetic variation select for drought resistance in Eucalyptus viminalis?

 

Dr Debbie Saunders, Conservation Ecologist, CEO & Chief Remote Pilot, Wildlife Drones & ANU

Drones & Wildlife: evaluating applications of drone technologies for ecological data collection

 

Dr Rebecca Jones, University of Tasmania

Recovering the gene pool of Eucalyptus morrisbyi following rapid dieback

Daniel Swadling, Phd Candidate, University of Wollongong

Fish and chips: tracking the movements of juvenile fish in a temperate marine park

15:30 – 16:00
Quick refresh break (Wednesday)
16:00 – 18:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 9
OPEN FORUM – Climate change and plants
SYMPOSIUM: Improving the adaptive potential of restored communities
OPEN FORUM: Fire Impacts
SYMPOSIUM: Tree dieback in Australian Ecosystems (3)
 

Laura White, Phd Candidate, Southern Cross University

Climatic extremes add complexity to threatened species management: the impact of drought on Hairy Jointgrass

 

 

Dr Peter Harrison, Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Restoration Genetics, University of Tasmania

Provenancing strategies to enhance the adaptive potential of forest restoration plantings

 

 

Dr Orpheus Butler, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Stoichiometry links biogeochemical and ecological responses of wet eucalypt forest to long-term fire regime

 

SPEED TALK

Associate Professor Brendan Choat, Western Sydney University

Tree dieback associated with the 2017-2020 drought in south-eastern Australia

SPEED TALK

Jessica Ward-Jones, Masters Student, Australian National University

Dieback of snow gums in Perisher Valley, NSW: symptoms and drivers

Chung-Huey Wu, PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne

Allocating permanent and temporary habitat conservation under uncertain climate change and land-loss

Kevin Bairos-Novak, James Cook University

Evolving to ecological extremes: A review and meta-analysis of heritability estimates in corals

 

Meghan Porteous, Master’s Student, University of Melbourne

Wildfires, Flammable oils, and Eucalyptus trees: The persistence and volatility of terpenes in excised leaves

SPEED TALK

Professor Timothy Brodribb, University of Tasmania

Seeing drought from the leaf perspective

 

Dr Mark Hall, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Western Sydney University

How will climate change affect stingless bee population dynamics and crop pollination potential?

SPEED TALK

Allison Mertin, Phd Candidate, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Seed and Soil Microbiomes for Natural Ecosystem Restoration

SPEED TALK

Kristian Bell, Phd Candidate, Deakin University

Disturbance and remnant shape drive foundation species abundance and size in agricultural landscapes

Rachel Nalliah, University of Melbourne

A love triangle between fire, resource availability and the endangered Heath Mouse

PANEL DISCUSSION – Live Discussion
Rocco Notarnicola, Phd, Australian National University

Do plastic responses to temperature differ between high vs low elevations in an alpine herb?

John Whale, Phd Candidate, Western Sydney University

Adaptation of foundation red gum Eucalyptus species to climate

Dr Holly Sitters, The University of Melbourne

Mammal responses to spatial pattern in fire history depend on landscape context

 

Anu Singh, Ph.D candidate, The University of Melbourne

The role of climatic variability on eucalypt regeneration in southeast Australia

Dr Patricia Lu-irving, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

Mating system and diversity in seed collections for restoration/conservation

Anna Lemon, Charles Darwin University

Managing Fire to Recover Monsoon Vine Thickets on the Dampier Peninsula

Travis Britton, PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

Neighbour effects on the growth of two eucalypts are dependent on climate

 

Dr Jason Bragg, Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Adapted and adaptable? The genetics of conservation

SPEED TALK

Amanda Lo Cascio, Phd Candidate, Melbourne University

Does context matter? Drivers of microbat distributions in fragmented, fire-prone landscapes

SPEED TALK

Simeon Zylinski, University of Melbourne

Fire regimes and landscape structure – interactions shaping mammal communities in the Mount Lofty Ranges

SPEED TALK

Amy Smith, PhD Candidate, Melbourne University

Drivers of ground-dwelling mammal diversity in a fire-prone landscape

Dr Jenna Wraith, Griffith University

The impact of climate change on threatened orchids in Queensland

 

SPEED TALK

Dr Enhua Lee, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Using genetic tools and climatic models for planning the conservation translocation of Eucalyptus sp. Cattai

Jessica Latimer, Student, The University of Queensland

Conservation genetics of the northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) on Groote

SPEED TALK

Erin Thomas, Masters student, The University of Melbourne

Impact of fire and habitat composition on the daily roo-tine of macropods

SPEED TALK

Emily McColl-Gausden, PhD Student, The University of Melbourne

Using environmental DNA sampling to survey bushfire impacts on platypus

SPEED TALK

Mercedes Ondik, PhD Candidate, UNSW

Land management influences the effects of fire on soil properties and ecosystem services

Dr Melinda Laidlaw, Senior Ecologist, Queensland Herbarium

Climate change impacts on cloud forests in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area

 

 

SPEED TALK

Dr Samantha Yap, Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Assessing evolutionary potential loss in rare species and solutions to recover or maintain diversity

SPEED TALK

Gerard Ryan, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Logging, burning, and heating Victoria’s forests — predicting the future of threatened species

SPEED TALK

Mohammad Golam Kibria, Phd Candidate, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University

Testing tree performance in the drier and hotter climate urban forests

Dr Trevor Wilson, ABRS Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

Overestimation of species presents complications for conservation

SPEED TALK

Joshua Whitehead, University of New England

Post-fire herb growth can support pollinators and partially alleviate the severity of drought impacts

19:00 – 20:30
Online Trivia

 

Thursday 3 December 2020

9:00 – 10:00
PLENARY SESSION FOUR
Keynote presentation: AERA presentation: Diana Fisher
Presentation of the Practitioner Engagement Award
10:00 – 12:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10
SYMPOSIUM: Our national State of the Environment – Key issues during a time of change (1)
SYMPOSIUM: Building resilience and recovering communities: collaborations between practitioners and researchers
SYMPOSIUM: Short-term impacts of the 2019-20 Fire Season
OPEN FORUM – Plant Ecology
Dr Elisa Bayraktarov, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Multispecies trends for Australia’s imperilled birds in protected areas

 

Dr David Bain, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Partnerships secure the conservation of Pomaderris walshii

Dr Rachael Gallagher, Macquarie University

Assessing the impact of the 2019-2020 bushfire season on Australia’s 26,000 plant species

 

Caroline Gross

High specialisation and modularity in a mangrove pollination network invaded by two super-generalist Apis species

Dr Kristen J Williams, Research Director Living Landscapes, CSIRO Land and Water

Reframing Land in Australia’s State of the Environment: DPSIR indicators through LDN and ESD lenses

SPEED TALK

Georgina Braun, Queensland Trust For Nature

Where’s wallaby? Prioritising private land conservation efforts for a threatened rock-wallaby using a habitat model

Professor David Keith, Professor of Botany, University of NSW

Loss of resilience after longwall mining leads to post-fire collapse of peatland ecosystems

Simone Currie, Master’s Student, La Trobe University

Intraspecific Ploidy Variation in Sweet Quandong (Santalum acuminatum): Evidence for Polyploidy and Ploidy Reduction

Erica Marshall, PhD Candidate

Beyond habitat compensation in biodiversity offsetting: do species-based metrics improve species persistence?

 

SPEED TALK

Dr Alexander Felson, The Elisabeth Murdoch Chair in Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne

Critical ecological concerns and solutions for addressing amphibian preservation in the face of land development

SPEED TALK

Dr Nicole Hansen, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

How the Saving our Species program ensures threatened species monitoring leads to conservation outcomes

Dr Samantha Lloyd, Manager, QLD Fire & Biodiversity Consortium, Healthy Land & Water

The 19/20 Queensland Bushfire Season and Post-fire Plant Responses in the Border Ranges (Qld)

 

Dr Victor Neldner, Science Leader, Queensland Herbarium

Monitoring changes in ground layer of Queensland tropical savannas over 23 years

 

Dr David Nipperess, Senior Scientist, NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

The Biodiversity Outlook Report: Status and trends in biodiversity and ecological integrity across NSW

Jennie Cramp, NSW Rural Fire Service

Supporting communities to meet their fire management goals: the evolution of the Hotspots Fire Project

 

Berin Mackenzie, Scientist (Ecosystems & Threatened Species), Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (NSW)

Persistence of Wollemi Pine under contemporary fire regimes: impacts and insights from the 2019-20 bushfires

Dr John Morgan, La Trobe University

Seed supply ecology in the high mountains

 

Gabrielle Lebbink, University of Queensland

Land use change and the spread of invasive species: A case study from Queensland, Australia

Renée Hartley, Phd Candidate, Australian National University

Collaboration bolsters efforts to conserve an Endangered lizard in the face of increasing disturbances

Justin Mallee, Saving Our Species Project Officer, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Fire in Gondwanan Rainforests, impacts and recovery of range restricted threatened flora, north east NSW

Dr Dan Metcalfe, Deputy Director, Land & Water, CSIRO

Expecting the unexpected – planning for extreme events

 

Dr Sacha Jellinek, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Community-based Monitoring to Assess Revegetation Outcomes

 

Nicholas Wilson, Phd Student, University of Wollongong

Interactive effects of logging and wildfire on forest carbon stability

 

Dr Amy-Marie Gilpin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Western Sydney University

High co-flowering species richness increases pollinator visitation to apple flowers

Dr Becky Schmidt, CSIRO Land and Water

Integrating the 2021 Australian State of the Environment and environmental-economic accounts

Mark Le Pla, Ecologist, Conservation Ecology Centre

Comparing detection dogs and human observers to estimate fox density in the Otway Ranges

Nicola Kent, Phd Student, USC

Estimating fire impact on koalas – an impact / control design

Susanna Bryceson, Post-grad, La Trobe University

How climate affects the distribution of ancient and modern native grasses in Australia

Dr Rowan Trebilco, Team Leader, CSIRO Oceans And Atmosphere

2021 State of the Australian Marine Environment: a seascape of change

Belinda Pellow, Senior Botanist, AMBS Ecology & Heritage

Detecting management responses in box gum grassy woodland offsets

Dr Katarina Mikac, University of Wollongong

Impact and recovery of ground dwelling mammals from the epicentre of the 2020 Currowan bushfire

Dr Lyndsey VivianArthur Rylah Institute

How do grasses respond to experimental submergence in summer?

SPEED TALK

Dr Jasmin G. Packer, Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide

Can learning from invasion syndromes inform multi-disciplinary environmental indicators for threatened species?

 

SPEED TALK

Dr Stephanie Pulsford, Ecologist, ACT Government

Combating the threat of Sambar Deer through a science-practitioner partnership

 

Professor Jonathan Webb, Discipline Leader, Environmental Science, The University of Technology Sydney

Impacts of the 2020 wildfires on an endangered snake: insights from a 29 year study

 

Osazee Oyanoghafo, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Drought tolerance of Hakea species from range of biomes and life-histories is dependent on aridity

SPEED TALK

Dr Susanna Venn, Senior Lecturer, Deakin University

Snowmelt timing affects short-term decomposition rates in an alpine snowpatch

SPEED TALK

Meena Sivagowre Sritharan, The Australian National University (ANU)

Biotic associations between plants can influence the occurrence of rare species across different vegetation communities

12:00 – 14:00
Take a break (Thursday)
12:30 – 13:30
Lunchtime workshop 5. Tips and Tricks for Starting an online Seminar Series
Lunchtime workshop 6: Using Virtual Laboratories to solve environmental problems – the EcoCommons Australia Program showcases it analytical tools
14:00 – 15:30
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11
ROUND TABLE: Our national State of the Environment – Key issues during a time of change
SYMPOSIUM: Building resilience and recovering communities: collaborations between practitioners and researchers
OPEN FORUM: Conservation Biology (2)
OPEN FORUM: Behaviour (1)
Dr Renee Rossini, Ecologist, Research & Education Manager, Queensland Trust For Nature

The Good, the bad and the possible; achieving conservation outcomes with environmental offsets

 

Daniel Nugent, PhD Candidate, La Trobe University

Stock grazing as a tool for habitat management for the Plains-wanderer in lowland temperate grasslands

Bethany Nichols, Phd Researcher, Royal Holloway, University of London

Between a rock and a hard place: adaptive sensing and site‐specific dispersal

Dr Stephanie Stuart, Senior Project Officer, Saving our Species, Department of Planning, Industry And Environment

The costs of Saving our Species: from planning to implementation and back again

 

Dr Teresa Eyre, Queensland Herbarium

Conservation status of a dynamic keystone resource: The decline of nectar-producing habitat for flying foxes

 

James Dawson, Senior Team Leader, Ecosystems and Threatened Species, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Should I stay or should I go? Natal dispersal in the spotted-tailed quoll

Dr David Mackay, University of New England

Recovery by bulldozer – collaboratively managing the survival of endangered species that require disturbance

Dr Jessica Rowland, Monash University

Effectiveness of conservation management actions for cool-climate peatlands

 

Joshua Gaschk, University of The Sunshine Coast

Quantifying Koala Locomotion Strategies: Implication for the Evolution of Aborealism in Marspupials

SPEED TALK

Chantelle Doyle, Ecologist/student, UNSW/AMBS

Uncovering fundamentals; Mating system and population genetics of Hibbertia spanantha for conservation planning

Jedda Lemmon, Senior Threatened Species Officer, NSW Dept. Planning Infrastructure and Environment

Illawarra Socketwood – The tree that moves through the rainforest

 

Dr Rebecca Wheatley, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tasmania

Slip and slide: animals consider an accident landscape when deciding where and how to move

SPEED TALK

Tristan Guillemin, Phd Candidate, Macquarie University

Using stable isotopes to understand marlin trophic ecology at the edge of their geographic range

SPEED TALK

Luz Pascal, Undergraduate Student, CSIRO

A Shiny-R-app to solve the problem’ when to stop managing or surveying cryptic threatened species’

SPEED TALK

Roshan Sharma, Phd Candidate, RMIT University

Improving adequacy of ecosystems and populations on private land

Natasha Tay, Phd Candidate, Murdoch University

Hind limb morphology and implications for escape locomotion in critical weight range marsupials

 

Matthew Rees, Phd Student, University of Melbourne

Drivers of feral cat density and spatio-temporal behaviour in temperate forests

Thomas Clarke, Phd Candidate, Macquarie University

Spider body plans: the interplay of phylogeny and hunting methods

15:30 – 16:00
Quick refresh break (Thursday)
16:00 – 17:00
CONCURRENT SESSIONS 12
OPEN FORUM: Urban Ecology (2)
OPEN FORUM: Behaviour (2)
OPEN FORUM: Conservation Biology (3)
OPEN FORUM: Pollution Impacts on Wildlife
SPEED TALK

Ariningsun Cinantya, Phd Student, Macquarie University

Recovery of horticultural plants from prolonged drought stress: implications for research and practice

 

Siobhan Heatwole, Phd Candidate, University of Wollongong

Large spatial scale comparisons of social behaviour across ecological contexts for predicting resilience

Dr Dejan Stojanovic, Postdoc, Australian National University

Spatially biased recovery actions aren’t enough to protect migratory species

 

 

Angela Hansen, Phd Candidate, University of Tasmania

Lead and other trace elements in five species of Australian duck in Tasmania

SPEED TALK

Sophie Moore, Master of Research Student, Macquarie University

Comparing functional diversity of native and planted tree species in urban centres of Australia

Dr Andrew Hoskins, Research Scientist, CSIRO Health And Biosecurity

Seasonal foraging habitat selection by the little red flying-fox across Queensland

 

Rebecca Groenewegen, The University of Melbourne

Revealing age- and sex-specific survival of the eastern barred bandicoot

 

Mariel Fulham, The University of Sydney

Widespread occurrence of human-associated Escherichia coli in free-ranging sea lion and fur seal pups

Sourav Das, Phd Candidate, Macquarie University

Urban living expands estimates of the climate niches of tree species

Matt Bradford, CSIRO

The diet of the little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus)

 

 

Dr Katherine Moseby, Research Fellow, University of University of New South Wales

Adaptive management: the key to successful reintroduction of western quolls in South Australia

Dr Michael Bertram, Postdoctoral Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Disruption of male mating strategies in a chemically compromised environment

SPEED TALK

Emma Henderson, Griffith University

The plant communities of urban riparian areas

Professor Andrew T. D. Bennett, Deakin University

Black swan theory and black swan flights: finding water in the desert

SPEED TALK

Clare Bracey, Research Assistant, Monash University

A rapid evidence review of the management interventions for Australian woodlands

Shannon Taylor, Phd Candidate, The University of Sydney

Anthropogenic toxicants in two declining Australian pinniped populations

 

 

SPEED TALK

Kaylah Del Simone, Phd Candidate, The University of Queensland

How limb morphology influences manoeuvrability and speed in Isoodon macrourus

17:00 – 18:00
CLOSING SESSION
Prizes and Awards
Photo competition winners announcement

 

Friday 4 December 2020

9:00 – 15:30
Workshop 7: Writing for Publication