Fire Management within Grassland Ecosystems Forum 2014
When: 13th – 14th March, 2014
Where: Mawson Lakes Hotel & Functon Centre, 10 main Street, Mawson Lakes, Adelaide, South Australia
The FIRE MANAGEMENT WITHIN GRASSLAND ECOSYSTEMS FORUM will be hosted by the City of Salisbury and attended by expert fire management officers, grassland practitioners, researchers and ecologists from around Australia, whose aim is to restore and manage temperate and grassy woodland vegetation communities using fire as a restoration technique.
The two day forum will bring together over 100 leading professionals to discuss latest practice and share knowledge. It will include presentations by leading academics and practitioners on the use of fire as a management tool; panel discussions on burning regimes within grassland ecosystems; and opportunities for networking and information sharing with industry peers.
The City of Salisbury is a leader and innovator in revegetation strategies, restoration techniques and world class storm water management through its extensive wetlands systems, providing an ideal location for this two day forum.
- Mr. Tim Low (Biologist, environmentalist, writer and photographer Grasses – A turning point in plant evolution; the plants that are most like humans in their influence over ecosystems)
- Dr. Jon Marsden Smedley (Uni Tasmania, Honour Research Fellow, School of Geography and Environmental Studies New prescriptions for Planned Burning in South Australia)
- Dr. Paul Gibson-Roy (Senior Restoration Ecologist, Greening Australia, NSW Topic: The management of grassy ground cover project sites: Fire as a tool in maintaining diversity and influencing vegetation structure)
A sponsorship brochure is available on request.