ACT Woodlands Forum

Woodlands at sunrise

More than 100 people attended the ACT Grassy Woodlands Forum held on 27/28 June 2018 at the University of Canberra.

The forum brought together scientists, researchers, land managers and community to share knowledge and learnings about our grassy woodlands and plants and animals in our region.

Program outline

2018 ACT Grassy Woodlands Forum - Program


Climate change considerations for ACT Woodlands
Professor Janette Lindesay

A field guide to overgrazing: its effects on plants and soil
Dr Sue McIntyre

Conserving grassy ecosystems on national land in Canberra
Dr Jamie Pittock

Overview of the ACT Woodlands Conservation Strategy
Dr Margaret Kitchin and Ms Stacey Taylor

Mulligan’s flat woodland sanctuary; A catalyst for change in woodland restoration
Dr Will Batson

Invasive plants and native plant extinctions: a framework for management
Mr Paul Downey

Box gum woodland ecosystem accounting
Dr Heather Keith

Management of woodlands through fire
Mr Dean Freeman

Assessing trends and causes of dieback in Blakely’s red gum in the ACT
Dr Alie Cowood

Raising the dead: Using vertical habitat structures as woodland restoration tools
Dr Phillip Gibbons

The overlooked understorey
Ms Nicki Taws

Planting Box Gum woodlands
Ms Sarah Hnatiuk

Farm tree recruitment and grazing systems
Dr Kenneth Hodgkinson

Canberra Nature Map: A useful tool for lovers of woodlands
Dr Michael Mulvaney

Native forbs three years after a restoration experiment: Success or fail?
Mr David Johnson

Get your hands dirty! Engaging our diverse community in woodlands restoration
Mr Ian Rayner

Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park (STEP)
Dr David Shorthouse

Safeguarding a superb future
Dr Laura Rayner

Keeping our landscapes healthy by investing in learning and leadership
Mr Peter Davey

Bettongs as ecosystem engineers
Ms Catherine Ross

The butterfly fauna of ACT Woodlands
Dr Suzi Bond

Advancing digital data collection tools for assessing grassy woodland remnants: A case study from NSW linear reserves program
Dr Brian Hawkins