17th Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar

The 17th Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar will be held on Thursday the 4th of September in Pomonal (east of the Grampians NP). This year’s theme is “Fired Up” – looking at all things to do with fire and biodiversity in our landscape. A got a great line-up of speakers this year including:

Bill Gammage–is adjunct professor at the Australian National University (ANU) and author ofThe Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia. The Biggest Estate on Earth describes how Aboriginal Australians were actively using fire to cultivate the Australian landscape prior to European settlement.

Alan York –leads the Fire and Biodiversity Research Program within the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science at the University of Melbourne. His research group investigates the interactions between fire, landscape pattern and biodiversity.

Kevin Parkyn – is a Senior Meteorologist with the Bureau of Meteorology. Kevin has uses hiswell-honed weather forecaster skills to assist emergency management agencies in predicting the behaviour of bushfires and planned burns.

Please visitwww.facebook.com/wimmerabiodiversityseminar/. Registrations will open in August. For further information call La Vergne on 0408 121 118.

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