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2017 Box Ironbark Ecology Course

Nagambie, Victoria, 3 - 6 October 2017

Event date: 3 October 2017, 01:00 PM - 6 October 2017, 05:00 PM

When: 1pm, Tuesday 3 October to 5pm, Friday 6 October

Where: The course is based at Nagambie in Victorian Box Ironbark country. 

Accommodation is self-booking. There are plenty of options in the Nagambie area. The course is also self-catering.

Cost: The course fee for 2017 is $800 (plus GST). This includes teaching, transport, and course notes.

Booking: The course is limited to 30 participants. Further details, including the Course Notes, will be mailed out to registered participants, closer to the date.

For bookings, please complete the registration at : www.euroaarboretum.com.au
or complete the attached form and email to courses@euroaarboretum.com.au


    Distribution and history of the ecosystem including indigenous use and post settlement impacts.

 Introductory sessions on geomorphology, soils, fauna and vegetation communities.
 Flora and fauna of the region - how to read the landscape, search for and identify the plants,
reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates that inhabit Box Ironbark communities.
 Detailed study of ecological interactions between landscape, soils, plants and animals and
implications for management.
 Survey skills and property assessment.

Participants will gain:
 a better understanding of the distribution, natural values and ecological
processes of Box Ironbark landscapes, past and present;
 an understanding of the impact of human use on the ecosystem, past and
 practical skills in observation, description, survey, analysis, interpretation, map
reading and ecosystem monitoring of flora, fauna, geomorphology and soils;
 opportunity to apply new skills and to collate and communicate information
collected from the field;
 resources to help plan for enhanced ecologically sustainable management outcomes for Box
Ironbark remnants on private and public land.

Cathy Botta is a soil scientist and educator who works with communities in agricultural
landscapes. Her special interest is in helping people better understand their own soils and the
effects of land management on soil health.
Andrea Canzano is an entomologist with experience in insect conservation and invertebrate
biodiversity assessment in Victoria. She is particularly interested in the ecology and conservation
of the Eltham copper butterfly.
Garry Cheers is an experienced naturalist who lives and works in Box Ironbark country. His
special interest is in birds in fragmented landscapes.Paul Foreman is a botanist and forester who has a particular interest in Box Ironbark, 
Grasslands and Grassy Woodlands ecosystem flora, and private land conservation.

• Lindy Lumsden is a wildlife biologist who has a special interest in Box Ironbark ecosystem
fauna. Her passion is bats, their ecology and introducing them to people.
• David Meagher is an environmental scientist with a special interest in the ecology of
mosses and liverworts of south-eastern Australia.
• Neville Rosengren has surveyed the geomorphology and geology of conservation sites in
most parts of Victoria. He is particularly interested in the modes and dynamics of
landscape evolution.
• Kate Stothers is a landholder in the Box Ironbark region and particularly interested in
people and conservation.
• Lance Williams is an ecologist with 30 years experience in fauna survey, assessment and
management. He has a particular interest in woodlands, their ecology, conservation and

Author: Greta