Sunday November 27 2016 Monday November 28 2016

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ESA16-Program_26NOV

Sunday, November 27, 2016

0900-1700 Post Graduate Day (Santa Maria Lecture Theatre (ND1) - The University of Notre Dame Australia)

1500-1900 Registration Open – Southern Cross Foyer | Speakers Preparation Room Open – Abrolhos Room

1800-1900 Welcome Mixer and Conference Registration (Southern Cross Foyer, Rydges Esplanade)

Monday, November 28, 2016

0700-0800 Morning Refresh & Rejuvenation – YOGA SESSION

0900-1000 PLENARY SESSION ONE With thanks to TERN Australia for their generous support of the opening plenary session

0900-0925 Welcome and Opening, Chair: Rachael Standish, Southern Cross Ballroom

0925-1010 Keynote Address: The application of ecology in an age of extinction, Professor John Woinarski, Deputy Director, Threatened Species Recovery Hub, National Environmental

Science Programme, Charles Darwin University, NT

1010-1045 Morning Tea (Monday)

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1045-1245 SYMPOSIUM:Reintroductio

ns projects in Australia:

conservation value, lessons

learnt, future directions (1)

SYMPOSIUM: Harnessing the

Technology Revolution in

Ecology

Fire Ecology Global Change (1) Landscape Ecology (1) Open forum (1)

ROOM Sirius Room Pleiades Room Orion Room Rottnest Room Garden Room Carnac Room

CHAIR John Kanowski Jose Lahoz-Monfort / Don Driscoll Carl Gosper Nigel Andrew Tanya Llorens Manu Saunders

1045-1100 Dr John Kanowski, Australian

Wildlife Conservancy, Qld

Reintroductions projects in

Australia: conservation value,

lessons learnt, future directions

Dr Euan Ritchie, Senior Lecturer,

Deakin University, Vic

Future casting ecological research: the

rise and potential of technology-based

ecology

Channing Hughes, PhD Candidate,

The University of Sydney, NSW

The short-term impact of bushfire on

Tasmanian devil populations

(withdrawn)

Mark Hall, PhD Candidate, La Trobe

University, Vic Landscape and life

history traits determine native bee

richness in vegetated linear strips

and farmland

Stephanie Yip, PhD Candidate, The

University of Sydney, NSW

Diet choice of rodents under different risks of

predation

1100-1115 Colleen Sims, Department of

Parks and Wildlife, WA

Fauna reconstruction in the

Western Australian rangelands

Dr Jose Lahoz-Monfort, The

University of Melbourne, Vic A

manifesto for collaborative development

of open-source technology for ecology

and conservation

Dr Krista Jones

Network perturbations: woylie

(Bettongia penicillata) response to

habitat expansion and fire

Jennifer Middleton, PhD Candidate,

The University of Western Australia,

WA Urban streams in a flat sandy

landscape: managing multiple

stressors will improve stream integrity

Huiying Wu, PhD Student

University of Queensland, Qld

Spatial and temporal impacts of leaf

chemistry and rainfall on western

koala habitat use

Dr John Morgan, La Trobe University, Vic

Field transplant experiments across range

boundaries: ‘home-site’ advantage occurs in

some, but not all, years

1115-1130 Neil Thomas, Department of

Parks and Wildlife, WA

The reconstruction of the mammal

fauna of Dirk Hartog Island,

Western Australia

Jarrod Hodgson, The University of

Adelaide, SA

Accurate wildlife monitoring using

unmanned aerial vehicles

Dr Belinda Robson, Murdoch

University, WA

Effects of a mega-fire on stream

invertebrate biodiversity

Dr Luke Collins, Hawkesbury

Institute for the Environment / WSU

Will elevated carbon dioxide cause

woody thickening in temperate

eucalypt woodlands?

Judith Harvey, Department of Parks

and Wildlife, WA

Long term, post fire dynamics of plant

communities in the Western

Australian Wheatbelt

Helen White, PhD Candidate, The University

of Western Australia / CSIRO, WA Plasticity

elicits resilience to future climatic changes in

early establishment traits of a riparian tree

1130-1145 Dr James Friend, Department of

Parks and Wildlife, WA

Numbat translocation outcomes at

unfenced sites in Western

Australia

Dr Debbie Saunders

Wildlife Drones – small aerial robots for

radio-tracking wildlife (pre-recorded

presentation)

Dr Christopher Gordon, The

University of Wollongong, NSW

Fire severity, floristic diversity and

fuel hazard: implications for fire

regime and conservation

management

Dr Kale Sniderman, The University

of Melbourne, Vic

A stable palaeoenvironment? New

evidence of the Late Pleistocene

vegetation of southwestern Western

Australia

Cara Sambell, PhD Candidate, La

Trobe University, Vic

Rural landscapes of change: The

effect of land-use on birds of the

Strzelecki hills, Victoria

Peter Yeeles, PhD Candidate, The

University of, WA

A direct test of multi-functional redundancy in

diverse faunal assemblages through the

exclusion of dominant species

1145-1200 Dr Michael Smith, Australian

Wildlife Conservancy Mammal

reintroductions by the Australian

Wildlife Conservancy in southwest

WA: Successes, failures, and

lessons

Professor Don Driscoll, Deakin

University A machine-learning smart

camera for hot and cold-blooded wildlife

Christopher Pocknee, Student, The

University of Melbourne, Vic Novel

technologies for the detection of a

Cryptic Arboreal mammal

Rene Heim, Student, Macquarie

University, NSW I spy with my drone

eye: high capacity detection and

monitoring of Myrtle Rust

Kate Parkins, PhD Candidate, The

University of Melbourne, Vic

Attraction, avoidance or indifference:

How fauna respond to edges in fire

prone landscapes

A/Prof Nigel Andrew, University of

New England, NSW Assessing

invertebrate responses to global

warming: From individual through to

biogeographic responses

Dr Isaac Peterson,Fellow, RMIT, Vic

A spatial modelling framework for a

systematic impact evaluation of

biodiversity offset policies

Russell Miller, PhD Candidate, Murdoch

University, WA

Weakly serotinous nonsprouters are not

highly sensitive to long fire intervals

1


1200-1215 Dr Natasha Robinson, The

Australian National University

Bandicoots return to Booderee:

initial survival, movement and

habitat choice of reintroduced

Isoodon obesulus obesulus

Dr Russ Babcock, Research

Scientist, CSIRO Oceans and

Atmosphere Starbug-X: a Compact

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

applied to surveys of deepwater reefs

at Ningaloo

Dr Tim Doherty, Deakin

University, Vic Ecosystem

responses to fire: incorporating

data on birds, plants, mammals

and reptiles to inform management

DISCUSSION

Dr Natalie Briscoe,Research

Fellow, The University of

Melbourne, Vic

Long-term climate averages and

extremes can provide divergent

forecasts of climate change refugia

Dini Fardila, Student, The

University of Melbourne, Vic

Meta-analysis of biodiversity

responses to habitat fragmentation

Dr Anna Simonsen

CSIRO, ACT

The consequence of symbiosis on legume

dispersal at a global scale

1215-1230 Dr Carolyn Hogg, The

University of Sydney, NSW

Value of molecular genetics to

reintroduction programs –

particularly ones employing a

metapopulation management

approach

Dustin Welbourne, Assoc. Lecturer/

PhD Candidate, The University of

New South Wales, NSW Opening a

new window on reptiles: The costeffectiveness

of camera traps for

monitoring terrestrial reptiles?

Karissa Lear, PhD Candidate,

Using novel sensors to estimate

metabolic rate in free-ranging animals

Ryan Tangney, PhD Candidate,

BGPA & Curtin university, WA

Spatially and temporally extensive

measurement of soil temperatures

during prescription burns using

Distributed Temperature Sensing

Harrison Palmer, Student

Fire severity impacts recruitment

processes and seed bank

dynamics in obligate seeding

populations

Dr Jayna DeVore, The University

of Sydney, NSW

Evolving plasticity: Effects of

disparate predator communities on

antipredator tactics in Australian

and Hawaiian tadpoles

Dr Andrew Hamer, Australian

Research Centre for Urban

Ecology, Vic

Accessible habitat predicts

landscape-scale effects of habitat

loss in an amphibian community

Jack Tatler, PhD Student, The

University of Adelaide, SA

How do arid zone dingoes behave when

nobody is looking?

1230-1245 Dr Katherine Moseby, The

University of New South Wales

Individual variation in prey

susceptibility to cat predation;

Can pre-release screening

improve survival after

reintroduction?

Stephanie O’Donnell,

WILDLABS.NET

Networking on Conservation

Technologies to Enhance Ecological

Outcomes

DISCUSSION DISCUSSION Dr Craig Nitschke, The

University of Melbourne, Vic

Conserving forest dependant

arboreal marsupials into the future:

a simulation approach to land use

planning

Dr John Martin, Royal Botanic Garden

Sydney (OEH), NSW

Flying-foxes in the city: population

variability over six years

1245-1400 Lunch (Monday) 1250-1345 Austral Ecology Editorial Board Meeting – Australia II Boardroom

1400-1500 PLENARY SESSION TWO Chair: Dylan Korczynskyj, Southern Cross Ballroom

1400-1445 Keynote Address: Next Generation Ecologist presentation, Dr Dale Nimmo, Charles Sturt University

1445-1530 Keynote Address: Ecological physiology of Coral Reef fishes in a changing world, Dr Jodie Rummer, Senior Research Fellow (Asst. Prof.), ARC Discovery Fellow (DECRA),

James Cook University, Qld

1530-1600 Afternoon Tea (Monday)

2


1600-1730 SYMPOSIUM:

Reintroductions projects in

Australia: conservation

value, lessons learnt, future

directions (part 2)

SYMPOSIUM: Conservation

ecology across the diverse

woodlands of southern Australia

(part 1)

Big data

SYMPOSIUM: How do

facilitation cascades affect

diversity: pattern, process,

prospects

Conservation Biology (1) Landscape Ecology (2)

ROOM Sirius Room Pleiades Room Orion Room Rottnest Room Garden Room Carnac Room

CHAIR John Kanowski Libby Rumpff Ian Cresswell David Watson Florence Damiens Craig Nitschke

1600-1615 Orsolya Decker, PhD Candidate,

La Trobe University, Vic Predatorproof

fences - keeping Australia's

native mammals and soil nutrients

safe

Dr Joslin Moore, Monash University,

Vic

Woodland management and

restoration: how do we link system

models and management objectives?

Dr Nick Marsh, Managing Director,

Truii Pty Ltd

Applying Big Data and data

democratisation concepts for

ecological research

Associate Professor Melanie

Bishop, Macquarie University, NSW

A habitat cascade disrupts a

latitudinal gradient in facilitation

Alyssa Weinstein, Student, The

Australian National University, ACT

Cryptic pollinator ecotypes in sexually

deceptive orchids: implications for

conservation and evolution

Dr Niels Brouwers, Murdoch University, WA

Climate change and anthropogenic

disturbance is affecting marri (Corymbia

calophylla) health across southwest Western

Australia

1615-1630 A/Prof Patricia A. Fleming,

Murdoch University, WA

Translocating keystone species –

ectomycorrhizal fungi

assemblages in the presence of a

native digging mammal

Dr Daniel Rogers, Department of

Environment, Water and Natural

Resources, SA Beyond Natural:

Identifying Conservation Objectives in

Modified and Dynamic Agricultural

Landscapes in South Australia

Lee Belbin, The Atlas of Living

Australia

‘Data Quality’ and the Atlas of Living

Australia

A/Prof Paul Gribben, The University

of New South Wales, NSW

Integrating trophic interactions and

feedbacks into facilitation cascades

Dr Barbara Wilson, Deakin

University, Vic

Decline of small mammals in south

east Australia: implications for

management and monitoring

Dr Karen Ikin, The Australian National

University, ACT

Spatio-temporal patterns of bird functional

diversity in response to positive landscape

change

1630-1645 Dr Katherine Tuft, General

Manager, Arid Recovery, SA

When reintroductions are too

successful: managing

overabundance within fenced

reserves

Dr Peter Vesk, The University of

Melbourne, Vic Ecological thinning is

the answer, but what was the question?

Dr Chantal Huijbers, Griffith

University, Qld Enabling the

enablers: technical knowledge

sharing to support future research

and innovation for ecosciences

Professor Katja Tielbörger,

University of Tübingen Facilitation

from an intraspecific perspective –

stress tolerance determines

facilitative effect and response in

plants

DISCUSSION

Hugh Burley, Student, The University of

New South Wales, NSW Site-level

productivity in the Wet tropics is unrelated to

floristic environmental niche area

1645-1700 Dr Leah Kemp, Australian Wildlife

Conservancy, SA

Survival skills: Anti-predator

behaviour in a long-isolated

macropod following their

reintroduction into a predatoroccupied

landscape

Dr Jenny Wilson, Goulburn Broken

Catchment Management Authority, Vic

Putting science into action: Landscape

ecology and resilience theory inform

planning and delivery of environmental

works

Dr Becky Schmidt, CSIRO land and

Water

Inspiring revolutionary insights in

ecology by making today's

environmental data accessible to all:

user requirements

Mads Thomsen, University of

Canberbury, New Zealand

Comparing cascading habitatformation

from rocky shores and

sedimentary estuaries

Graham Fulton, Adjunct Lecturer /

PhD Candidate

Murdoch University / University of

Queensland

Endangered marsupials as eggpredators

of endangered birds

Michael Wysong, PhD Candidate, The

University of Western Australia, WA

Seasonal space use and fine-scale habitat

selection of sympatric predators in a semiarid

landscape

1700-1715 DISCUSSION Stephanie Pulsford, The Australian

National University, ACT

Lesson learnt from conceptual

landscape models: reptile and frog

populations in a woodland ecosystem

Lewis Trotter, PhD Student, Curtin

University, WA Managing floristics: A

free and open source spatial

information system for plot-based

field data collection

Professor David Watson, Charles

Sturt University, NSW Fleshing out

facilitation–reframing interaction

networks beyond top-down versus

bottom-up

Dr Iadine Chades, CSIRO Qld

Prioritising the value of monitoring: a

case study using Moira Grass in

Barmah-Millewa forest.

Dr Susanna Venn

Alpine shrubs as ecosystem engineers

DISCUSSION

3


1715-1730 Rebecca Jordan, PhD Candidate, The

University of Melbourne, Vic Conserving

adaptive diversity: Genomics of climate

adaptation in Eucalyptus microcarpa and

implications for restoration

Adam Peck, BirdLife Australia The Great

Cocky Count: harnessing people power University, NSW

without losing scientific rigour

Discussion

Professor David Watson, Charles Sturt

Dr Abbey Camaclang, Monash

University, Vic

Linking threat management to the

conservation and recovery of alpine and

sub-alpine peatlands in Victoria

1730-1745 Dr Carl Gosper, Research Scientist, Dr Ian Cresswell, CSIRO, ACT

Department of Parks and Wildlife & CSIRO What’s the state of Australia’s

Land and Water, WA The multi-century environmental reporting and accounting,

age-class distribution of Western Australian and where to next?

temperate woodlands after standreplacement

fires

Dr Peter Curtis, La Trobe University, Vic

Proliferation of Phytophthora cinnamomi

in Xanthorrhoea glauca subs.

angustifolia and its protection from the

pathogen

1800-1900 Announcement of Photo Competition winners – Pleiades Room / ESA AGM ‐ Pleiades Room

1900-2000 Networking Event: Speed Networking - career diversity post-PhD - Sirius Room

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

0900-1030 PLENARY SESSION THREE Chair: Jodi Price, Southern Cross Ballroom

0900-0945 Keynote Address: Australian Ecology Research Award (AERA) Presentation, Dr Jane Elith, Principal Researcher, The University of Melbourne, Vic

0945-1030 Keynote Address: Working with Indigenous Biocultural Knowledge in Natural Resource Management, Gerry Turpin, Ethnobotanist, Department of Science, Information

Technology and Innovation, Qld

1030-1100 Morning Tea (Tuesday)

1100-1300 SYMPOSIUM: A diversity of

approaches: key advances in traitbased

theory and methods (part 1)

SYMPOSIUM: Conservation ecology

across the diverse woodlands of

southern Australia (part 2)

SYMPOSIUM: Urban Nature:

Identifying processes, patterns,

and future prospects (part 1)

SYMPOSIUM: Indigenous

Biocultural Knowledge

Forest Ecology (1)

ROOM Sirius Room Pleiades Room Orion Room Rottnest Room Carnac Room

CHAIR Rachael Gallagher Peter Vesk Joe Fontaine Gerry Turpin Barry Brook

1100-1115 Dr Daniel Falster, Macquarie University, NSW

Key trade-offs maintaining successional

diversity

Dr David J Eldridge, Office of Environment

and Heritage / University of New South Wales,

NSW Herbivore activity as a driver of

woodlands structure and function

Professor Richard Hobbs, IAS Distinguished

Fellow, University of Western Australia, WA

Nature in cities: do we want it, can we keep it,

and who cares anyway?

Daniel Sloane, Macquarie University, NSW

An Eco-cultural Investigation of Melaleuca

Dieback in Laynhapuy Indigenous Protected

Area, North-East Arnhem Land, Australia

Dr Sue Baker, The University of Tasmania,

Tas A cross-continental study of plant and

beetle responses to forest patch retention

during timber harvest

4


1100-1300 SYMPOSIUM: A diversity of

approaches: key advances in traitbased

theory and methods (part 1)

SYMPOSIUM: Conservation ecology

across the diverse woodlands of

southern Australia (part 2)

SYMPOSIUM: Urban Nature:

Identifying processes, patterns, and

future prospects (part 1)

SYMPOSIUM: Indigenous Biocultural

Knowledge

Forest Ecology (1)

1115-1130 Dr Karel Mokany, CSIRO, ACT Harnessing

functional traits to integrate modelling of

biodiversity composition and ecosystem

function

Dr Damian Michael, The Australian National

University, ACT Land sharing vs Land sparing:

which is better for flora and fauna?

Joanna Durrant, PhD Candidate, The

University of Melbourne, Vic The dark side of

urban light: Artificial light at night increases

cricket development time

Dr Vanessa Westcott, Bush Heritage

Australia, WA, Zareth Long and Ivan

Wongawol, Kakarratul (Marsupial Mole)

Monitoring on Birriliburu Country

Helen Vickers, PhD Candidate, The University

of Melbourne, Vic Disentangling the effects of

fire, space and environment on the composition

of temperate forest layers

1130-1145 Dr Pete Green , La Trobe University, Vic

Ontogenetic variation in plant traits; why

seedlings show a greater propensity to

nonrandom mortality

Shana Nerenberg, PhD Candidate, The

Australian National University, ACT

Do tree plantings contribute to ground-layer

plant diversity in Box-Gum Grassy Woodland?

Joanna Haddock, PhD Candidate, The

University of Sydney, NSW Artificial light

penetration at the bushland-matrix interface

and its effects on microbats and insects

Stefania Ondei, PhD Candidate, University of

Tasmania, Tas, and Desmond Williams

‘Right Way Fire’ and Wulo: managing

rainforests with fire on Wunambal Gaambera

Country (Western Australia)

Dr Elizabeth Wandrag, Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Applied Ecology, ACT

Loss of vertebrate seed dispersers reduces

plant diversity in a tropical forest

1145-1200 Prof Belinda Medlyn, Hawkesbury Institute for

the Environment, WSU, NSW Predicting

climate change responses of Australian

vegetation – which plant traits matter?

Dr Samantha Travers, The University of New

South Wales, NSW Effects of grazing on plant

community composition depend on herbivore

and plant type

Dr Ric How, University of Western Australia

Decadal changes in an urban reptile

assemblage: implications for biodiversity

monitoring in changing climates

Dr Anja Skroblin, Research Fellow, The

University of Melbourne, Vic

Optimizing monitoring of the bilby through

cross-cultural connections

Dr Bruce Burns, Senior Lecturer, University of

Auckland, NZ Does ‘additive basal area’ in

conifer forest reflect transgressive overyielding

or heartwood accumulation?

1200-1215 Kelsey Tucker, Student, Monash University,

Vic Fire severity and plant vital attributes

interact to determine herb-rich forest

understorey composition

Hannah Fraser

Protecting woodland birds: which species

where?

Manuel Lequerica, Student, The University of

Sydney, NSW Vegetation determines diversity

of insect floral visitors in cities

Daniel Oades, Kimberley Indigenous Saltwater

Science Project, WA

Right-Way Research on Kimberley Saltwater

Country

Jessie Buettel, Postgraduate Student, The

University of Tasmania, Tas

Dynamics of eco-evolutionary patterns in

Australian ecosystems

1215-1230 Professor Mark Westoby, Macquarie

University, NSW

Competition and the boundaries of species

ranges

Dr Ayesha Tulloch, The Australian National

University, ACT Tracking recovery and decline

of woodland ecosystems by monitoring change

in networks of co-occurring species

Dr Kym Ottewell, Department of Parks and

Wildlife, WA

Historical and contemporary population

structure of quenda (Isoodon obesulus) in a

rapidly developing urban landscape

Albert Wiggan, Nyul Nyul Ranger, WA

Projects, partnerships and time: how the Nyul

Nyul Rangers work with others to manage

country

Dr Brett Murphy, Charles Darwin

University,.NT

Are tropical savannas less biodiverse than

tropical forests?

1230-1245 Andrew O'Reilly-Nugent, PhD Candidate,

Institute for Applied Ecology, University of

Canberra, ACT Can functional trait trade-offs

explain the distribution of native and invasive

species in grassy-woodlands?

Dr Libby Rumpff, The University of

Melbourne, Vic Where are we going?

Developing a targeted monitoring program

using state-and-transition models

Dr Kirsten Parris, The University of

Melbourne, Vic

Impacts of urbanisation on amphibian

communities

Les Schultz, Ngadju Conservation,

Coolgardie, WA

Ngadju kala: Aboriginal fire knowledge and

aspirations in the Great Western Woodlands

Timothy Staples, PhD Student

University of Queensland/CSIRO, Qld

Diversity is not a strong driver of productivity in

Australian forest plantings

1245-1300 Dr Rachael Gallagher, Macquarie University,

NSW

Austraits: an open resource for plant trait

ecology in Australia

Professor David Keith, The University of New

South Wales

Bringing back the bush: a high-risk strategy in

21st century conservation policy

Dawn Dickinson, PhD Candidate, The

University of Western Australia Connecting to

Nature in the City: Cultural Ecosystem Services

from Urban Green Space in Perth

Dr Joe Fontaine, Murdoch University, WA Do

novel ecosystems provide habitat value for

wildlife? Revisiting the structure vs composition

debate

Harold Ludwick, Hope Vale Congress Ranger

Biodiversity Program, Guugu Yimidhirr

Ecosystems Vs “Indigenous Ecosystems”

Louise Croeser, PhD Student, Murdoch

University, WA

The role of water stress and Phytopthora in

predisposing Corymbia calophylla (marri) to

canker disease

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1300-1400 Lunch (Tuesday)

1310-1345 Media planning workshop – Sirius Room

1400-1530 SYMPOSIUM: A diversity of

approaches: key advances in

trait-based theory and methods

(2)

Ecological Modelling (1)

SYMPOSIUM: Urban Nature:

Identifying processes, patterns,

and future prospects (2)

Conservation Biology and

Policy

Connectivity and Networks Forest Ecology (2)

ROOM Sirius Room Pleiades Room Orion Room Rottnest Room Garden Room Carnac Room

CHAIR Daniel Falster Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita Amy Hahs Anna Hopkins Maggie Watson Bridget Johnson

1400-1415 Dr William Cornwell, The University

of New South Wales, NSW

What we (don't) know about global

plant diversity

Russell Dinnage, The Australian

National University, ACT The

consequences of habitat loss and

sampling bias for modelling the

distributions of Australian Proteaceae

Dr Geoff Barrett, Department of

Parks and Wildlife, WA

Carnaby’s Cockatoo – an iconic,

threatened species that persists in

Perth suburbs

Associate Professor Carla Sgro,

Monash University, Vic

Aligning science and policy to achieve

evolutionarily enlightened conservation

management

Geoffrey Kay, Phd Student, The

Australian National University, ACT

Glow-in-the-dark geckos reveal

movement patterns useful for

enhancing connectivity of fragmented

agricultural landscapes

Thomas Fairman, Phd Student, The

University of Melbourne, Vic

Resilience of high elevation

resprouting eucalypt forests under

transformational climate change

1415-1430 James Tsakalosm, PhD Student, The

University of Western Australia

On the quantification of functional

redundancy: A case study of the

Western Australian kwongan

vegetation

James McCarthy, PhD student

The University of Queensland and

CSIRO, Qld

Shifting patterns of woody plant

diversity and abundance under future

climates

Dr Cristina Ramalho, The University

of Western Australia

An ecologically meaningful approach

to define a typology of urban green

spaces

Dr Gwen Iacona, The University of

Queensland, Qld

Understanding the costs and benefits

of flexibility in conservation

Katherina Ng, PhD Scholar, The

Australian National University, ACT

The attraction of crops: unexpected

habitat preferences of native grounddwelling

beetles in an agricultural

landscape

Mohitul Hossain, Phd Candidate,

School of Plant Biology, University of

Western Australia, WA

Timing of drought stress influences

canker disease development and

eucalypt host physiology

1430-1445 Dr John Dwyer, The University of

Queensland, Qld

Functional trade-offs revealed by

community trait covariances along a

regional aridity gradient

Dr Francisco Encinas Viso,CSIRO

Rescuing plant populations: a

simulation analysis of demographic

and genetic rescue in a selfincompatible

plant

Dr Michael Scroggie, Arthur Rylah

Institute for Environmental Research

Optimal habitat creation for urban frog

metapopulations: simple models for

complex decisions

Dr Tracey Regan, The Arthur Rylah

Institute for Environmental Research,

Vic Conservation strategies for the

Southern Brown Bandicoot using

funding from offsets

Dr James Fitzsimons

Director of Conservation

The Nature Conservancy

Big, Bold and Blue: lessons from

Australia's marine protected areas

Jing Hu, Phd Student, The University

of Queensland Resilience of species

composition of a selectively logged

Australian tropical forest 46 years after

silviculture

1445-1500 Dr Guillaume Latombe, Monash

University, Vic Considering

interactions between variable- and

fixed-trait-based processes to explain

the structure of plant communities

Rebecca Wheatley, PhD Candidate,

The University of Queensland, Qld

Predicting predator evasion success

based on speed, agility, and escape

path

Yolanda van Heezik, University of

Otago, NZ

Reasons for valuing private gardens in

cities

Dr Alienor Chauvenet, The University

of Queensland, Qld

Easy and efficient solution to

ecoregion priority for meeting the CBD

Aichi Target 11

Dr Manu E Saunders, Charles Sturt

University, NSW

The role of wind-pollinated plants in

plant-pollinator networks

Stephen Seaton, Student, Murdoch

University, Vic Borers respond to

repeated drought induced dieback

events in the Jarrah Forest

DISCUSSION

1500-1515 Dr Jian Yen, The University of

Melbourne, Vic

Linking growth, survival, and fecundity

to traits: size matters

Dr Daniel Gwinn, Quantitative

Ecologst, Biometric Research

Making sense of catch indices using

camera traps: lessons learned from

south-eastern US reef fish

Ashleigh Wolfe, PhD Candidate,

Curtin University, WA

Avoiders, adapters, and exploiters: A

review factors affecting reptile success

in urban areas

Dr Rebecca Weeks¸ARC Centre of

Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Expansion of marine reserve networks

via social diffusion benefits ecological

connectivity

Dr Alan Kwok

From where the cicada calls:

examining the ecology of the cicada

fauna in western Sydney

Dr Paul Drake, The University of

Western Australia Apparent overinvestment

in leaf venation relaxes leaf

morphological constraints on

photosynthesis in arid habitats

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1400-1530 SYMPOSIUM: A diversity of

approaches: key advances in

trait-based theory and methods

(2)

Ecological Modelling (1)

SYMPOSIUM: Urban Nature:

Identifying processes, patterns,

and future prospects (2)

Conservation Biology and

Policy

Connectivity and Networks Forest Ecology (2)

1515-1530 Dr Michelle Ingram, South

Metropolitan TAFE, WA Functioning

traits of the most abundant species

have the greatest influence on

ecosystem function

Marc Brouard, PhD Candidate, The

University of Oxford, UK Using Integral

Projection Models (IPMs) to

Investigate Ecological and

Evolutionary Change

Chris McGrannachan, PhD

Candidate, Monash University, Vic

The impact of multispecies invasion on

plant biomass and community trait

structure

Dr Robert Davis, Edith Cowan

University, WA

A burning question: how do reptiles

recover frobeckym fire in urban

bushland?

A/Prof Dieter Hochuli, The University

of Sydney, NSW

Is the future of cities green? Historical

perspectives on urban greening in the

Sydney Basin

Dr Jennifer Pierson, ACT Parks &

Conservation Service

Do Threatened Species Recovery

Plans consider genetic and

demographics aspects of population

viability?

Victoria Reynolds, PhD Student, The

University of Queensland Qld

The distribution of pollinators across

mosaic agricultural landscapes

Yang Liu, PhD Student, The

University of Adelaide.SA

Food web structure has multiple

implications for managing spring-fed

wetland ecosystems

DISCUSSION

Dr Perpetua Turner, Forest Practices

Authority, Tas

Science informing practice: Tree fern

management in production forests in

Tasmania

1530-1600 Afternoon Tea (Tuesday)

1600-1800 SYMPOSIUM: Ecological

and evolutionary

consequences of pollination

by vertebrates

SYMPOSIUM: Conservation

Behaviour: Putting

behavioural ecology theory

into conservation practice

SYMPOSIUM: Urban

Nature: Identifying

processes, patterns, and

future prospects (part 3)

SYMPOSIUM: Improving

science to support decisionmaking

about multiple uses

of land and water in

northern Australia

Disturbance Ecology Open Forum (2)

ROOM Sirius Room Pleiades Room Orion Room Rottnest Room Garden Room Carnac Room

CHAIR David Roberts Stephanie Courtney Jones Robert Davis Jorge Alvorez-Romero Tim Doherty John Morgan

1600-1615 Dr Siegy Krauss, Kings Park and

Botanic Garden, WA

Novel consequences of bird pollination

for plant matin

A/Prof Bob Wong, Monash

University, Vic

Behavioural responses to a changing

world

Mike Honeyman, Jacobs Pty Ltd, Vic

Investigating the behavioural price

paid by urban robins that persist in

narrow corridors

Prof Michael Douglas, NESP,

University of Western Australia, WA

Integrated research to improve

science for decision making in

northern Australia

Paul Foreman, PhD Candidate, La

Trobe University, Vic Evidence of

Aboriginal burning in mesic lowland

grasslands – spatial analyses in the

Victorian Riverina

Karlina Indraswari, Phd Student,

Queensland University of Technology

Using acoustic indices and false colour

spectrograms to monitor frog calling

behaviour

1615-1630 Dr David Roberts, The University of

Western Australia, WA

The influence of nectarivorous birds

and insects on reproductive success in

holly-leaved banksia

Dr Robin Hale, The University of

Melbourne, Vic

Characterising behavioural responses

to multiple stressors

Lisa Harvey, Student, The University

of Sydney, NSW

Navigating the urban matrix: habitat

preferences and prey selection by the

Powerful Owl

A/Prof. Bradley Pusey, The

University of Western Australia, WA

Current knowledge of ecology and

environmental water requirements for

teleost fishes of northern Australia.

Georgina Yeatman, The University of

Western Australia, WA

Temporal patterns in the abundance of

a critically endangered marsupial

relates to landscape disturbance

Professor Lynnath Beckley,

Murdoch University, WA

Pelagic ecology of the anomalouzs

Leeuwin Current system

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1630-1645 Bronwyn Ayre, PhD Candidate,

The University of Western Australia

The influence of vertebrate pollinators

on the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw,

Anigozanthos manglesii.

Dr Rebecca West, The University of

New South Wales, NSW

Getting to know thy enemy: prolonged

cat exposure improves anti-predator

responses in a threatened mammal

Ina Geedicke, PhD Candidate

Macquarie University, NSW The fate

of urban saltmarsh communities?

Impact of stormwater run-off on

mangrove and saltmarsh communities

A/Prof Sue Jackson, Australian

Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Qld

Current knowledge of Indigenous

water requirements, Fitzroy River,

Western Australia

Steven Howell, Department of

Environment and Heritage Protection

Temporal trends in subtropical

rainforest structure and floristics

following disturbance

Andrew Denham, Office of

Environment & Heritage, NSW

Bask in the sun or wait in the shade?

Interactions among plants with

contrasting life-styles

1645-1700 Prof Stephen Hopper, The University

of Western Australia, WA To perch or

stand? Scape height preferences by

honeyeaters feeding on kangaroo paw

nectar (Anigozanthos)

Dr Valentina Mella, The University of

Sydney, NSW

Safe-guarding koalas against climatechange

with the aid of conservation

behaviour

Erika Roper, PhD Student, The

University of Western Australia, WA

Diet and foraging of the forest redtailed

black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus

banksii naso) in the urban environment

Dr Michelle Esparon, James Cook

University, Qld

Towards a more holistic understanding

of the multiple benefits of Indigenous

Land Management Programs

Dr Claire Foster, The Australian

National University, ACT

Reinstating the fire mosaic following a

large wildfire event

Joshua Daskin, PhD Candidate

Princeton University, USA Habitat

selection by three congeneric savanna

antelope relative to fire- and termitariagenerated

vegetation heterogeneity

1700-1715 Amy-Marie Gilpin, PhD Candidate,

University of Wollongong, NSW Do

introduced honeybees affect seed set

and quality in a plant adapted for bird

pollination?

Dr Jennifer Anson, Australian Wildlife

Conservancy, NSW

Behavioural responses of resident

small mammals to novel predation risk

DISCUSSION

Dr Rosemary (Ro) Hill, CSIRO Land

and Water Knowledge brokering with

Indigenous land managers to support

informed decisions

Gabriela Burle Arcoverde, Phd

Student, CDU/CSIRO, NT

Grazing impacts on Savanna ant

communities in the Australian tropics

Marie Vestergaard Henriksen

PhD Candidate, Monash University,

Vic, Spatial variation in the tri-trophic

interactions of gall wasp biocontrol

agents

1715-1730 Professor Emeritus Byron Lamont,

Retired (Emeritus) Professor, Curtin

University, WA

Bird pollinators, granivorous cockatoos

and recurrent fire control evolution of

woody-fruited hakeas

Stephanie Courtney Jones

PhD Candidate, The University of

Wollongong, NSW

Application of conservation behaviour

to conservation: A case study on

effects of captivity on behaviour

Dr Jorge Alvarez-Romero

James Cook University, Qld

Decision-support tools for participatory

multi-objective planning: current

processes and requirements to assess

alternative development scenarios

Stuart Dawson, PhD Candidate,

Murdoch University, WA Fire and

clearing influence vertebrate occupancy

in the Kimberley

Katherine Giljohann, The University of

Melbourne, Vic A demographically

effective measure of population size for

disturbance-prone environments

Dagmar Meyer Steiger, PhD Student,

James Cook University Land use change

and artificial container- breeding

mosquitoes in tropical Australia

Henry Lydecker, PhD Candidate, The

University of Sydney, NSW Size doesn’t

matter to ticks: small rats host as many

ticks as larger long-nosed bandicoots.

Rebecca Boyland, WWF-Australia,

Community interest in quenda, a native

bandicoot, identifies distribution,

population trends and improved urban

management

James Warren, JWA Pty Ltd Plantkey -

A device to identify plants based on leaf

characteristics

1730-1745 Dr Lyn Cook, The University of

Queensland

Birds and bees and flowers and peas

Dr Tracey Moore, Murdoch

University, WA Drawing wild dogs to

baits: issues with non-target uptake

and bait palatability

Dr Jorge Alvarez-Romero

Postdoctoral Researcher

James Cook University, Qld

Discussion

Dr Leonie Valentine, The University of

Western Australia, WA Scratching

beneath the surface: bandicoot

bioturbation contributes to ecosystem

processes

Zara-Louise Cowan, Phd Student,

James Cook University, Qld

Predation on crown-of-thorns starfish

larvae by damselfishes

1745-1800 Nicole Bezemer, PhD Candidate, The

University of Western Australia

Is pollen dispersal by nectar-feeding

birds responsible for high multiple

paternity in Eucalyptus caesia?

Daniela Scaccabarozzi, Kings Park and

Botanic Garden. WA

Caught in the act: pollination of sexually

deceptive trap-flowers by fungus gnats in

Pterostylis (Orchidaceae)

Jessica Clayton, PhD Candidate,

Flinders University, SA Spiders as

conservation managers for the

Endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard

(Tiliqua adelaidensis)s

Fernanda Oliveira, Federal University

of Pernambuco Effects of increasing

anthropogenic disturbance and aridity

on ant-mediated seed-dispersal

services in brazilian Caatinga

Damian Thomson, Marine Ecologist,

CSIRO

Physical structuring of Benthic

communities at Ningaloo Reef,

Western Australia

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1815-1945 Barbara Rice Memorial Poster Session - EXHIBITION FOYER

2000-2130 Indigenous Walking Tour – Noel Nannup

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

0700-0800 Morning refresh & rejuvenation – YOGA SESSION

0900-1040 PLENARY SESSION FOUR Chair: Christina Birnbaum, Southern Cross Ballroom

0900-0930 Keynote Address: ESA President's Address – Nigel Andrew

0930-0935 Presentation of 2016 TNC Applied Conservation Award, Rowena Hamer, The University of Tasmania, Tas

0935-0950 2015 TNC Applied Conservation Award Winner Presentation, Opening the trapdoor: artificial wetlands as ecological traps for frogs, Michael Sievers, The University of Melbourne, Vic

0950-0955 Presentation of 2016 Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarship to Samantha McCann, The University of Sydney, NSW

0955-1010 2015 Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarship Presentation, Realignment of sea turtle isotope studies needed to optimise effectiveness and match conservation priorities, Ryan Pearson, Griffith University, Qld

1010-1025 2015 Wiley Fundamental Ecology Award Winner Presentation, Interactions among a plant, ants and fungi in the ant-plant Myrmecodia beccarii, Melinda Greenfield, James Cook University, Qld

1025-1040 2016 Applied Forest Ecology presentation, Quantifying forest maturity, Laura van Galen, The University of Tasmania, Tas

1040-1115 Morning Tea (Wednesday)

1115-1245 SYMPOSIUM: Disease ecology in

biodiversity conservation

Ecological Modelling (part 2)

SYMPOSIUM: Seed ecology: from

population process to applied

conservation (part 1)

Translocation and Habitat

Socio-ecological interactions

ROOM Sirius Room Pleiades Room Orion Room Rottnest Room Garden Room

CHAIR Krista Jones Brendan Wintle Mark Ooi April Reside Ro Hill

1115-1130 Dr Mike Gardner, Flinders University, SA

Bacteria of the Spotted Fever Group in ticks

of the lizard Tiliqua rugosa

Dr Hanna Weise, Freie Universität Berlin,

Germany Climate change effects on

northern sandplain Kwongan –

ecohydrology and individual-based

modelling for impact assessment

Dr Nathan Emery, Australian Botanic Garden

Mount Annan, NSW

Overcoming breeding system and endocarp

limits to conserve the critically endangered

Persoonia pauciflora

Dr Yaara Aharon-Rotman, Chinese Academy of

Sciences, Research Center for Eco-Environmental

Services

Assessing the consequences of habitat loss and

degradation in a long-distance migratory shorebird

Ascelin Gordon, RMIT University, Vic

The use of model-based approaches for

evaluating the effectiveness of no net loss

policies

9


1130-1145 (withdrawn) A/Prof Brendan Wintle, The University of

Melbourne, Vic Understanding and

predicting the impacts of global trade on

local biodiversity

Amelia Stevens, Australian National University

Does polyploidy provide an advantage in a

changing climate? A test case with kangaroo

grass

Dr April Reside, Postdoctoral Research Fellow,

The University of Queensland, Qld

The role of refuges in the conservation of

Australian threatened species

Florence Damiens, PhD Student, RMIT

University, Vic How politics, power and social

representations determine the ecological

viability of biodiversity offsets in Victoria

1145-1200 Matt West, The University of Melbourne, Vic

55-year data set implicates disease and a

sympatric species in a threatened frogs

decline

Himali Ratnayake, PhD Candidate, The

University of Melbourne, Vic Understanding

and predicting impacts of extreme heat

events on grey-headed flying-foxes

Justin Collette, PhD Candidate, The University

of Wollongong, NSW

The ecology of the rare and endangered plant

Asterolasia buxifolia

Dr Michael Craig, The University of Western

Australia, WA

Water and the conservation of wide-ranging Forest

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos

Lucy Taylor, PhD Candidate, The

University of Sydney, NSW

Wellbeing and urban living: nurtured by nature

1200-1215 Donald Mcknight, PhD Candidate

James Cook University, Qld

Back from the brink: population genomics of

rainforest frogs following recovery from a

chytridiomycosis outbreak

Bronwyn Hradsky, The University of

Melbourne, Vic How do interactions

between introduced predators and fire

influence the persistence of critical-weightrange

mammals?

Dr Valerie Densmore, Department of Parks and

Wildlife, WA Optimum temperature to break seed

dormancy varies among climate zones for

Australian woody legumes

Dr Alan York, The University of Melbourne, Vic

Tuans and trees: Habitat characteristics and

resource use of a threatened arboreal marsupial

Alex Kusmanoff, Phd Candidate

RMIT University, Vic

Economically framed information about

ecosystem services can crowd out intrinsic

motivations for protecting nature

1215-1230 Sarah Sapsford, PhD Candidate,

Murdoch University, WA Biotic and abiotic

factors predisposing marri trees (Corymbia

calophylla) to canker disease

Dr Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita, The

University of Melbourne, Vic Estimating

species richness with hierarchical

occupancy-detection models: what to expect

Ryan Tangney, PhD Candidate,

BGPA & Curtin University, WA Lethal conditions

of seeds: identifying lethal thresholds of seeds

exposed to extremely high temperatures.

Stefanie Rog, PhD Candidate, Monash University,

WA Mangrove forest conservation with a focus on

their critical importance to terrestrial vertebrates

Megan Evans, Phd Candidate, Australian

National University, ACT

Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of

biodiversity offset policy in Australia

1230-1245 Narelle Dybing, PhD Candidate,

Murdoch University, WA

What did the feral cat drag in? Feral cats,

helminths and the Island Syndrome

Discussion

Dr Lydia Guja, Centre for Australian National

Biodiversity Research, CSIRO & Australian

National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Seed dormancy and germination ecology in

endangered alpine peatlands: informing

conservation and management

Juan Mula Laguna, PhD Candidate, James Cook

University, Qld Applying habitat models to the

conservation of endangered species: The Case of

the Black-throated Finch

Lucy Clive, PhD Candidate, Flinders University,

SA Translocation of the endangered pygmy

bluetongue lizard: the ecological and genetic risks

Dr Liz Pryde, VicForests, Vic

Creating Hollows for the Critically Endangered

Leadbeater’s Possum

Dr Sacha Jellinek, The University of

Melbourne, Vic

Reconciling social and ecological motivations

to achieve landscape restoration

1245-1345 Lunch (Wednesday)

1250-1330 Research Chapter Meetings

1345-1515 PLENARY SESSION FIVE Chair: Niels Brouwers, Southern Cross Ballroom

1345-1430 Keynote Address: The critical role of ‘every-day-nature’ for the future of cities, Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy, Future Fellow, School of Global, Urban & Social Studies City

Campus, RMIT University, Vic

1430-1515 Keynote Address: Restoration in a climate change context: understanding pattern, process and prospects, Dr Margaret Byrne, Director Science and Conservation, Department

of Parks and Wildlife, WA

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1515-1545 Afternoon Tea (Wednesday)

1545-1800 SYMPOSIUM: New science for

prioritising management actions on

Australian islands

SYMPOSIUM: Surviving the dry:

how diversity is maintained in the

arid zone (part 1)

SYMPOSIUM: Seed ecology; from

population process to applied

conservation (part 2)

SYMPOSIUM: Beneath the surface:

groundwater-dependent ecosystem

hydroecology, diversity and processes (1)

Invasion Ecology

ROOM Sirius Room Pleiades Room Orion Room Rottnest Room Garden Room

CHAIR Bob Pressey Glenda Wardle Mark Ooi Andrew Boulton Elizabeth Wandrag

1545-1600 Carolyn Williams, Department of Parks and

Wildlife, WA

A manager's perspective on managing

islands

Dr Catherine Nano, Department of Land

and Resource Management, NT Drought,

browsing and fire: A reassessment of

population viability in the arid tree Acacia

peuce

Annisa Satyanti, Phd Candidate, The Australian

National University, ACT

Australian alpine seeds are short-lived compared

to other Australian species

A/Prof Grant Hose, Macquarie University, NSW

What happens to groundwater ecosystems when

you take out the groundwater?

Pauline Lenancker, Phd Student

James Cook University & CSIRO

Colony founding strategies of the invasive

tropical fire ant Solenopsis geminata

1600-1615 Katherine Zdunic, Department of Parks

and Wildlife, WA

Mapping habitats on remote islands using

remote sensing

Dr Jayne Brim Box, Department of Land

Resource Management, NT

Camels and native species at desert

waterholes: Evidence of an interference

cascade?

Dr Anne Cochrane, Senior Research Scientist,

Department of Parks and Wildlife

Can hot summer temperatures effectively

overcome dormancy and stimulate germination in

physically dormant seeds?

Dr Jarrod Kath, University of Southern

Queensland, Qld Seeking ecohydrological

commonality among groundwater-dependent

ecosystems: A framework for assessing ecological

responses to groundwater-regime alteration

Louise Barnett, Phd Candidate

James Cook University, Qld

Hide and seek: factors affecting detection of

invasive gecko populations

1615-1630 Dr Owen Woodberry, Senior Consultant,

Bayesian Intelligence, Vic

Developing Bayesian Belief networks to

support ecological risk assess-ment in

Western Australian Islands

Professor Jenny Davis, Charles Darwin

University, NT

Characterising the climatic and hydrological

processes supporting arid zone aquatic

refugia

Matthew Chick, Student, The University of

Melbourne, Vic

Soil heat transfer during prescribed burns and its

implications for post-fire recruitment?

Dr Jodie Dabovic, A/Team Leader Plan Ecological

Assessment, NSW DPI Water

A new method for identifying groundwater

dependent vegetation communities in NSW

Associate Professor Melodie McGeoch

Monash University, Vic

Pattern and process in invaded plant

communities: Dry forest floors in northern

Victoria

1630-1645 Dr Amelia Wenger, The University of

Queensland, Qld Predicting weed spread

throughout Western Australian Islands to

enable effective environmental management

Professor Glenda Wardle, The University

of Sydney, NSW

Dry, drier, driest: extreme years and

potential ecosystem collapse

Dr Jenny Wilson, Goulburn Broken Catchment

Management Authority, Vic

Direct seeding for revegetating landscapes for

biodiversity - how effective is it?

Dr Kathryn Korbel, Macquarie University, NSW

The importance of groundwater biotaunderstanding

the structure and potential roles of

groundwater communities

Dr Michael Crossland, The University of

Sydney, NSW

Enhanced cannibalism by cane toad larvae in

Australia following introduction from Hawai’i

1645-1700 Dr Christopher Baker, The University of

Queensland, Qld

Modelling the spread of weeds to inform

decision-making on islands

Dr Paul Nevill, Curtin University, WA

Insights into landscape genetic structure of

three short range rock outcrop endemic

plant species using resistance surfaces

Berin Mackenzie, PhD Candidate, The

University of New South Wales, NSW

Advancing our understanding of fire-driven

recruitment in species with physiological

dormancy

Michelle Pyke, PhD Candidate

The University of Western Australia, WA

Ecosystems and cultural life: groundwater

dependent cultural-systems of the Dampier

Peninsula, Kimberley region of WA

Emily De Stigter, PhD Candidate

Monash University, Vic

Understanding invasive species spread using

phenological and environmental data

1700-1715 Dr Cheryl Lohr, Department of Parks and

Wildlife, WA

Modelling dynamics of native and invasive

species in response to management

Claire Treilibs, PhD Candidate, Flinders

University, SA

Spatial dynamics and burrow occupancy in

a population of Slater’s skink Liopholis

slateri

Dr Shane Turner, The University of Western

Australia, WA

Mechanisation of native seed use to enhance

large-scale land restoration programs

Professor Nick Bond, Murray-Darling Freshwater

Research Centre, Vic What can existing datasets

tell us about streamflow characteristics and

surface-groundwater interactions across landscape

scales?

Richard Faulkner, RMIT University, Vic

Evaluating and Understanding National Feral

Cat Management Effort

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1715-1730 Dr Gwen Iacona, The University of

Queensland, Qld Estimating conservation

management costs: why simplistic

assumptions can result in inadequate

conservation budgets

Lauren Young, PhD Candidate

The University of Sydney, NSW Spatial and

temporal variability of a threatened aridzone

rodent in drought refuges

Dr Todd Erickson, Restoration Seedbank

Initiative, The University of Western Australia,

WA Unpacking seed regeneration for restoration

using life-stage transition models

Dr Neil Pettit, Edith Cowan University, WA

Typology and ecohydrology of groundwater

dependent vegetation associated with perennial

and intermittent streams

Professor Richard Duncan, Institute for

Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, ACT

Partitioning of seedling microsites facilities

grassland invasion

1730-1745 Hugh Davies, The University of Melbourne,

Vic

Managing feral cats on Melville Island:

saving the brush-tailed rabbit-rat from

extinction

Dr Chris Pavey

CSIRO, NT

Population dynamics and persistence of

dasyurid marsupials in arid Australia

Dr Nerissa Haby, Wild R&D, SA The benefits of

mechanical disturbance in revegetating degraded

areas in the central Flinders Ranges

Annette Muir, Arthur Rylah Institute / Dept

Environment Land Water & Planning, Vic

Evidence for interval squeeze? Drivers of seed

production in a south-eastern Australian Banksia

Ganesha Liyanange, PhD Candidate, The

University of Wollongong, NSW Determinants of

fire-related dormancy-breaking thresholds

Martin Andersen, Senior Lecturer, The University

of New South Wales

Biogeochemical processes in the hyporheic zone:

the role of flow regime in controlling habitat

Arthur Broadbent, PhD Student

Lancaster University, UK

Species responses to fertilisation vary in

relation to soil biota origin

1745-1800 Professor Bob Pressey, James Cook

University, Qld

Putting it all together: a new decisionsupport

tool to guide management actions

DISCUSSION

Dr Mark Ooi, Research Fellow, The University of

Wollongong

Summation and Discussion

DISCUSSION

Dr Iadine Chades, CSIRO Divide and

conquer: a solution for managing large invasive

species networks

Dr Akane Uesugi, Monash University, Vic

What prevents alien populations from turning

invasive: the mechanisms of lag-time in

Australian goldenrod populations

1900-2300 Conference Dinner at Bathers Beach House

Thursday, December 1, 2016

0900-0945 PLENARY SESSION SIX Chair: Lesley Gibson, Southern Cross Ballroom

0900-0945 Keynote Address: Refuges/refugia – bringing together ecology and evolution to understand resilience, Professor Craig Moritz, Director, Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, The

Australian National University, ACT

0945-1015 Morning Tea (Thursday)

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1015-1215 SYMPOSIUM: Small players, big

consequences: linking belowground

diversity to ecosystem functioning

SYMPOSIUM: Surviving the dry: how

diversity is maintained in the arid zone

(part 2)

SYMPOSIUM: Beneath the surface:

groundwater-dependent ecosystem

hydroecology, diversity and processes

(part 2)

Restoration Ecology Global Change (2)

ROOM Sirius Room Pleiades Room Orion Room Rottnest Room Garden Room

CHAIR Eleonora Egidi Chris Pavey Andrew Boulton Todd Erickson Alan Andersen

1015-1030 Prof Brajesh Singh, Western Sydney

University, NSW

Microbial diversity and ecosystem functions:

Evidence from micro- to global scale

Sandy Gilmore, Bush Heritage Australia,

NSW

Kangaroo grazing and sheep grazing bad for

arid birds

Dr Stefan Eberhard, Subterranean Ecology

Pty Ltd Out of sight, out of mind: the hyporheic

zone is an under-recognised ecosystem

service provider

Kate Stanbury, Botanic Gardens and Parks

Authority Post-pine Banksia woodland

restoration: seedling morphology and function

is compromised by Ehrharta calycina.

A/Prof Dylan Korczynskyj, The University of

Notre Dame Australia, WA How will Australian

birds manage the thermoregulatory implications

of a hotter continent?

1030-1045 Dr. Samiran Banerjee, OCE Postdoctoral

Fellow, CSIRO

Soil microbial networks are linked to

extracellular enzyme activities across a

grassland-woodland ecotone

Emma Razeng, PhD Candidate, Monash

University, Vic

Aridification as a driver of speciation in weakdispersing

mayflies but not strong-dispersing

dragonflies

A/Prof Mark Kennard, Australian Rivers

Institute, Griffith University, Qld

Biodiversity patterns and cumulative impacts of

multiple stressors on Great Artesian Basin

discharge springs

Elise Gould, PhD Candidate, The University of

Melbourne, Vic

Managing Grasslands with Models: Resolving

Uncertainty and Allocating Effort Among a

Suite of Sites

Dr Christine Groom

Importance of urban vegetation to Carnaby’s

cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus latirostris

1045-1100 Assoc Prof Charles Warren

How does drying and re-wetting affect the soil

carbon cycle?

Jonny Schoenjahn, PhD Candidate, The

University of Queensland

Can climate explain the delayed juvenile

independence and behavioural development in

the Grey Falcon?

Dr Ryan Burrows, Australian Rivers Institute,

Griffith University, Qld

Role of baseflows for surface and hyporheic

food-webs and detrital processes in intermittent

streams

Dilanka Mihindukulasooriya, PhD Candidate,

Curtin University, WA

Reinstating ecosystem processes after mining:

Ground-Dwelling Invertebrates and Litter

Decomposition recovery after Bauxite Mining

Lauren Svejcar, PhD Candidate, Murdoch

University, WA Multi-species interactions in

disturbed Banksia woodlands

Dr Bridget Johnson, The University of

Western Australia

Nitrogen fertilisation changes the composition

of nectar and floral visitation rates of the Apis

mellifera

1100-1115 Tracey Steinrucken, PhD Student,

Western Sydney University, NSW

The Age of Endophytes: invasive plants and

their microbial residents

Dr Aaron Greenville, The University of

Sydney, NSW

Surviving the dry: one species' bust is another

species' boom

Dr Moya Tomlinson, Office of Water Science

Translating the science of groundwater ecology

into information to support management

Dr Leah Beesley, The University of Western

Australia, WA Incorporating antecedent

conditions into environmental flow delivery can

improve restoration outcomes for native

freshwater fish

Dr Katinka Ruthrof, Murdoch University, WA

Forests and climate change: consequences of

drought and heat events

1115-1130 Dr Christina Birnbaum, Murdoch University,

WA Bacterial diversity in legume nodules

across a 2-million-year dune chronosequence

in an Australian biodiversity hotspot

DISCUSSION

Dr Helen Rutlidge, CWI/UNSW The

importance of the hyporheic zone in processing

organic matter in a groundwater-fed stream.

Fiamma Riviera, PhD Candidate, The

University of Western Australia, WA Patterns

and drivers of floristics and functional traits in

post-mining restoration of kwongan shrublands

Carola Pritzkow, PhD Candidate, The

University of Melbourne, Vic Linking

physiological, morphological and anatomical

drought related traits in eucalypts

1130-1145 Dr Anna Hopkins, Murdoch University & Edith

Cowan University, WA Do microbial

communities drive floristic diversity in

ephemeral rock pools in the Northern

Kimberley?

Dr Scott Strachan, Murdoch University, NSW

South lake: I know what you did last summer!

Dr Matthew Barrett, Research Scientist,

University of Western Australia, WA Genetic

partitioning in hummock grasses (Triodia) and

the implications for restoration

A/Prof Sally Power, Hawkesbury Institute for

the Environment, NSW Low resistance but high

resilience of an Australian grassland to altered

rainfall timing and amount.

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1145-1200 Mark Brundrett, Department of Parks &

Wildlife / University of Western Australia

The global importance of mycorrhizas: Scaling

up from roots to continents

DISCUSSION

Timothy Treuer, PhD Candidate, Princeton

University, USA Exploring drivers of tree and

sapling composition in a large regenerating

tropical dry forest

Dr Heini Kujala, The University of Melbourne,

Vic

How well do species distribution models predict

range shifts under climate change?

1200-1215 Ruvinie Withana, PhD Candidate,

The University of Melbourne, Vic

Changes in eucalypt-ectomycorrhizal

associations across a climatic gradient

Jennifer Wood, PhD Researcher,

LaTrobe University, Vic Investigating microbial

community structure to understand rainforest

community structure

Kent Broad, Executive Director, Carbon

Neutral, WA

Restoring degraded farmlands for carbon

sequestration and biodiversity benefits in WA’s

Midwest

Prof Alan Andersen

Charles Darwin University

Fire and climate change: Variation in savanna

fire regimes in northern Australia

1215-1315 Lunch (Thursday)

1220-1310 Ecosystem Science Council briefing and Q&A (Sirius Room)

1315-1530 PLENARY SESSION SEVEN Chair: Eddie Van Etten, Southern Cross Ballroom

1315-1400 Keynote Address: Continental scale data reveals patterns and processes in soil microbial communities, Dr Andrew Bissett, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO, Tas

1400-1500

1400-1405

1405-1415

1415-1425

1425-1430

1430-1500

PRIZES and AWARDS

ESA Gold Medal, Bill Holsworth

Members service Award, Adrienne Nicotra

OEH Outreach Awards

Mike Bull Prize

Student Prizes

1500-1530 Conference Close

1700-1900 Pub Debate: Conservation science, scientists and advocacy – The Bar Orient

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Friday, December 2, 2016

WORKSHOPS

0830-1300 WORKING WITH A NEW DECISION-SUPPORT TOOL FOR PRIORITISING MANAGEMENT ACTIONS IN SPACE AND TIME| PARTICIPATION FEE: $NIL, INCLUDES MORNING TEA, Rottnest Room

0900-1500 INNOVATIVE TOOLS FOR MAPPING AND MODELLING SPECIES DISTRIBUTIOS| PARTICIPATION FEE: $20 (INC GST), INCLUDES MORNING TEA, Orion Room

0900-1630 AN INTRODUCTION TO MIXED EFFECTS MODELLING IN ECOLOGY WITH R| PARTICIPATION FEE: $50 (INC GST), INCLUDES MORNING TEA, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEA, Admiralty Gulf Room

0900-1600 TERRESTRIAL LASER SCANNING FOR ECOLOGY – NEW FIELD TECHNOLOGY TO HELP MEASURE AND MONITOR VEGETATION STRUCTURE| PARTICIPATION FEE: $20 (INC GST), INCLUDES MORNING

TEA, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEA, Garden Room

0900-1300 PUTTING NATURE BACK ON THE AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL AGENDA | PARTICIPATION FEE: $55 (INC GST), INCLUDES MORNING TEA, King Sound Room

1330-1630 WORKING WITH TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH NETWORK| PARTICIPATION FEE: $NIL, INCLUDES AFTERNOON TEA, Prince Regent Room

1430-1630 COMPASS TRAINING: COMMUNICATE THE SO WHAT OF YOUR SCIENCE WITH THE MESSAGE BOX, PARTICIPATION FEE: NIL, Rottnest Room

FIELD TRIPS

0730 SOUTH-WESTERN FORESTS AND LOW-ELEVATION MOUNTAINS DATES: 2 – 4 DECEMBER 2016

0800-1500 KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDEN FIELD TOUR: THE MANAGEMENT, RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION ECOLOGY OF URBAN WOODLAND

0800-1500 Photography workshop | Participation fee: $35 per person

1500-2240 KARAKAMIA SANCTUARY: MAMMAL CONSERVATION AND ENCOUNTERS! | Participation fee: $70 per person (students / retirees $65)

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