Presentations, videos and references
The Urban Bushland Council WA delivers at least 4 events each year on subjects we think that members and supporters will find each presentation interesting and valuable. We are now collecting these up and making them available from our website.
Professor Kingsley Dixon – National Standards for Ecological Restoration.
Professor Kingsley Dixon was welcomed back to UBC in June 2021 to introduce our audience to the National Standards for Ecological Restoration in the same week as the United Nations launched the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration. The practice of ecological restoration seeks to transform humanity’s role from one where we are the agents of degradation to one where we act as conservators and healers of indigenous ecosystems. There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now.
From these links you can read Kingsley’s presentation and find the paper published in Restoration Ecology (free to download). You can also find information about the Standards and the Recovery Wheel, including an online version as well as an Excel template.
Dr Judy Fisher – Protecting our bushland and enhancing biodiversity
Judy shared with our UBC audience the most up to date knowledge and approaches on protecting and conserving biodiversity to assist protecting your local places. She spoke about the collaborative work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) which is hugely influential globally and is setting direction for the protection and conservation of the planet’s biodiversity and is the sister organisation to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This knowledge is increasing investment in restoration in urban reserves. You can find Judy Fisher’s talk here.
Professor Kingsley Dixon – Burning our Bushland. Will our biodiversity survive prescribed burning?
Professor Kingsley Dixon spoke to UBC members and supporters in July 2020 about the impact of prescribed burning on biodiversity. In the talk he showed us the evidence as presented in a recent review paper. (Bradshaw et al – find the paper here).
Dr Geoff Barrett – Help protect our bushland quendas.
Geoff presented a status report on Quendas in urban areas. He outlined to the audience how we might be able to protect quenda in our own bushland. Here you can find a link to his presentation.
This talk was also recorded and the recording will be uploaded soon.