Threatened Species Day - Symposium
Baldwin Spencer Theatre (Rm 101)
Baldwin Spencer Building
Parkville, VIC 3052
TSD2018@Melbourne: Awareness, Activism and Action
On September 7, 1936 the last known thylacine died at the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart. Eighty-two years on, this date is a national day of reflection on the plight of Australian threatened species, as well as a day to celebrate work in threatened species recovery.
The students and staff of The University of Melbourne are involved in a wide variety of activities relating to threatened species and biodiversity. TSD2018@Melbourne brings together a broad cross-section of voices and stories from the personal, professional and academic lives of people inside and outside the University.
Come along and hear about raising awareness of threatened species; the intersection of threatened species with Aboriginal culture and ecological knowledge; environmental activism to protect threatened habitat; the legal and social impact of corporate ecological damage; and the work of those involved in on the ground action and research in threatened species recovery.
Please find downloadable PDF's of each of the presentations below.
Session 1: Why was there a GIANT lobster on campus today?
- Terry Mulhern (Senior Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences): A lobster by any other name would taste as sweet
- Rosetta Thomas (palawa kani language Program, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre): lutaralipina – the giant freshwater crayfish
- Emma Wasson (Melbourne Campaigner, Bob Brown Foundation): ‘Asta’ and the Tarkine/takayna campaign
Session 2: Think global, act local: biodiversity in Parkville and beyond
- Judith Alcorn (Waste Minimisation and Biodiversity Coordinator, Campus Sustainability): Parkville campus biodiversity plan
- Dan Parker (Master’s Candidate, Melbourne School of Design): Prosthetic habitats: designing nesting hollows for the Powerful Owl
- Fiona Haines (Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences): Corporate crime: ecological damage and social injustice
- Brendan Wintle (Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences): Melbourne’s urban threatened species
- Andrew Weeks (Senior Research Fellow, School of BioSciences and Bio21 Institute): Coming to the genetic rescue of our endangered marsupials