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SEQFBC Fire Science Forum: Fire & Private Land Conservation

Monday 26 November 2018 – Brisbane Showgrounds

SEQFBC Annual Fire Science Forum 

This year we are thrilled to be partnering with the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) to offer our Annual Fire Science Forum on Monday 26 November. This event provides SEQFBC partners and supporters the opportunity to attend our Fire Science Forum in conjunction with the ESA annual conference (see registration details below).  Seats are limited and we anticipate a strong response so we encourage you to register now. 

Aims

 To (1) showcase local applied fire ecology and fire management research projects and private land partnerships; and (2) connect fire scientists, ecologists and students with onground fire operators, land managers and other fire professionals.

Keynote Speaker

Richard Geddes, National Fire Program Manager with Bush Heritage Australia

Topics

Include monitoring for adaptive fire management, fire and seed ecology, prescribed burning, fire management on private land and indigenous fire management.

How to Register

You can register to attend the SEQFBC Fire Science Forum via our Eventbrite page (https://seqfbc_esa18_fire_science_forum.eventbrite.com.au/), or you can attend this as part of your full ESA18 Conference Registration if you are planning on attending.  

Registration Fee:

  • Concession 1: $66.00* incl. GST. (partners of the SEQFBC)
  • Concession 2: $88.00* incl. GST (students & Traditional Owners 
  • Full Ticket: $176.00* incl. GST (non-SEQFBC partners)
*excludes Eventbright registration & credit card fees. Please see the registration page for details. 

Register here: https://seqfbc_esa18_fire_science_forum.eventbrite.com.au/

NB: cost below is for the SEQFBC Fire Science Forum ONLY (which entitles you to a day registration, session 2,  for Monday 26 at ESA) – see the ESA18 conference website for the full conference registration costs:


Presentations: 
  • Richard Geddes, National Bushfire Manager, Bush Heritage Australia.
  • Fauna & community response to the 2012 Austinville Conservation area by -Tony Adkins City of the Gold  Coast & Damian White ddwfauna
  • Multiple objectives, multiple tenure: How can we better integrate fire management across SEQ’s fragmented landscapes? - UQ’s Susie Fifoot 
  • Fire ecology of the threatened species Boronia keysii, Dr Mark Ooi of & Justin Collette (PhD Candidate), NSW University.
  • Identifying opportunities for private land conservation—Carla Archibald (PhD Candidate), Queensland University.
  • Fire & Biodiversity: A conservation partnership spanning 40 years Di Collier (private landholder) Deb Metters of (Healthy Land and Water) Michael Reif (Sunshine Coast  Council ).
  • Challenges of managing fire for conservation on private land reserves— Tanya Pritchard, Queensland Trust for Nature.
  • SEQFBC will launch their NEW Fire Management Planning Manual 
Following these two sessions of the SEQFBC Fire Science Forum (concluding at lunchtime), attendees will be free to attend whichever part of the ESA conference program they like, thus providing our partners with the opportunity to not only attend a unique SEQFBC Fire Science Forum, but also experience an ESA conference at a significantly discounted rate.  The afternoon ESA program includes plenary talks and an afternoon session with five concurrent streams to choose from.  

ESA conferences typically attract 500 – 600 attendees from a range of ecological, research, government and land management sectors and disciplines.  The SEQFBC consider this to be a highly valuable opportunity and are pleased to be able to offer it to our partners and networks.  The day will conclude at 5:45pm, but attendees are encouraged to also register for the hugely popular ESA Barbara Rice Memorial Poster evening (6 – 7:30pm).  This event is a fantastic way to network and will ensure you learn from and interact with poster authors.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in the role of fire in the Australian landscape, fire as a land management tool, fire ecology and/or fire management, especially those interested in private land conservation and cross-agency collaborations.  Presenters are encouraged to showcase local fire research projects and innovative and successful partnerships. Presentation topics include monitoring for adaptive fire management, fire and seed ecology, prescribed burning, voluntary conservation agreements, fire and private land conservation and indigenous fire management. 

ESA18
For information on the ESA conference please visit: http://esa2018.org.au/

Organisers
Dr Samantha Lloyd – Samantha.L@hlw.org.au, Manager, SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium
Craig Welden – Craig.W@hlw.org.au, Coordinator, SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

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