Sunday 24 November, 2019, UTas Launceston
In association with ESA2019 annual conference
Time Speaker Subject
9:00 Adrienne Nicotra (ANU) Opening remarks
9:10 Jenny Davis It has never been a more exciting time to be an ecologist!
9.35 Terry Bailey (UTas) Lessons from the Beaufort scale: the possibilities, constraints and choices of science
9:55 Focus group 1
10:30 Morning tea
11:00 Focus groups report back
11:20 Sally Power (HIE, UWS) Challenges in climate change ecology – the trouble with “drought”
11:35 Julie McInnes The power of poo in conservation and management
11:50 Stuart Phinn (UQ) How new developments link remote sensing and on-ground ecology
12:05 Francisco Encinas-Viso (CSIRO) Pollination biology keeping up with the times
12:20 Lizzy Lowe (MQ) The emerging field of urban ecology
12:35 Lunch & Speed Discussions
1:45 Ben Scheele (ANU) How should we study declining species?
2:00 Heloise Gibb (La Trobe) The rise of the rewilding movement and the case for minibeasts
2:15 Charlie Warren (Uni Syd) Ditch the sequencing and get on board with new tools for soil microbial ecology
2:30 Student Speaker
2:40 Student Speaker
2:50 Sally Box Ecology and conservation policy matters
3:15 Focus group 2
3:45 Afternoon tea
4:15 Focus groups report back
4:35 All speakers Panel discussion
4:50 Susanna Venn (Deakin) Concluding remarks
5:00 On to registration and mixer for ESA2019

The postgraduate course is organized by Adrienne Nicotra (Adrienne.nicotra@anu.edu.au) at the Division of Ecology and Evolution, Research School of Biology Australian National University and Susanna Venn (Susanna.Venn@deakin.edu.au) at the School of Life and Env. Sciences, Deakin University