You are invited to a lecture by Professor David Lindenmayer AO.
Professor Lindenmayer will summarize some of the key new insights from 20-year ANU-led research on the biodiversity of Australian farmland.
This is critical research on some of the nation's most heavily modified ecosystems but it shows how well-informed scientifically-based management can make a major positive contribution to the conservation of birds, mammals, reptiles and other biodiversity on farms.
His research team's work has been documented in a new book on woodland restoration which will be launched at the end of this special lecture for ANU Alumni.
Dress: Smart Casual
RSVPs close 8 November 2018
About the Speaker
Professor David Lindenmayer AO
Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University
Professor Lindenmayer is an Australian scientist and academic with expertise in landscape ecology, conservation and biodiversity. His research focuses on the adoption of nature conservation practices in agricultural production areas, developing ways to improve integration of native forest harvesting and biodiversity conservation, new approaches to enhance biodiversity conservation in plantations, and improved fire management practices in reserves. He currently runs 6 large-scale, long-term research programs in south-eastern Australia, primarily in reserves, national parks, wood production forests, plantations, and on farm land.
He has published over 720 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 45 books on a wide range of topics associated with forestry, woodlands, wildlife and biodiversity conservation, and ecologically sustainable natural resource management.
Professor Lindenmayer's conservation and biodiversity research has been recognised through many awards, including the Eureka Science Prize (twice), Whitley Award (10 times), the Serventy Medal for Ornithology, and the Australian Natural History Medallion. In 2018, he was awarded the Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist by the Ecological Society of America. He is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to conservation and the environment.