From preventing bushfire to saving species, ecology offers practical solutions

Over 600 ecologists gathering to discuss how we address the big issues facing our planet at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference in Launceston, Tasmania 25 to 29 November 2019. 

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Toni Stevens, Ecological Society of Australia, 0401 763 130,

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Monday 25 November

Tuesday 26 November

Wednesday 27 November

Thursday 28 November

Friday 29 November

And much more, including:

  • Can personality predict survival of captive bred quolls in the wild?
  • Fixing a rusty fence to save species in South Australia
  • Emus once walked tall across Tassie’s Midlands
  • Sandalwood good for the skin, but is it good for nature? The irreversible impact of the industry in WA
  • Help find honeyeaters in Tasmania
  • From frogs to orchids; we can all be citizen scientists and contribute to decision-making for nature
  • Which trees will survive climate change in our cities?
  • A hotel for ants? Community-designed species hotels are works of art
  • Tripling the population of a critically endangered tree in Qld
  • Building a business case for trees on farms.