One of our Association's goals is to keep the public informed about issues affecting our national parks.  You can read our  Media Release.

Each speaker had 30 minutes on a topic that addresses our general theme.

The venue was the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

Each attendee received a printed copy of the 135 page colour proceedings.  A limited number of extra copies are available.
Cost (including GST):  $15 each plus $8.50 for postage and handling.



Corridors for Survival in a Changing World


Friday 9 May 2008

12:00 – 13:00




13:00 – 13:10

Jon Stanhope meets speakers and media

13:10 – 13:20

Welcome/Introductions/ Acknowledgment of indigenous land owners

Christine Goonrey

13:20 – 13:30

Symposium Opening

Chief Minister: Jon Stanhope

13:30 – 15:00

Session 1

Chair: Christine Goonrey

Janette Lindesay

Climate variability and change in south-eastern Australia: the observational record and the future


Ian Pulsford

A conservation corridor along Australia's great eastern ranges: Progress in implementing the New South Wales section




Phil Zylstra

Climate change, forest flammability and strategic management options in Kosciuszko National Park

15:00 – 15:15


Wrap up/Discussion

15:15 – 15:30

Afternoon tea and announcement of the winners of the NPA ACT Photographic Competition by Hamish McNulty

15:30 – 17:00

Session 2

Chair: Clive Hurlstone

Rod Atkins

Enhancing connectivity through co-operation across borders in the Australian Alps – building resilience for an uncertain future



Roger Good

Management adaptations to climate change impacts in the alpine area



Brett McNamara

Treasures of Namadgi National Park: Contemporary park management in a changing world

17:00 - 17:30


Wrap up/Discussion

17:30 – 18:30

Orchid Book launch

David Jones introduced by Craig Allen

18:30 – 19:00           Discovery Centre tour


Friday Night Dinner  19:00 -  22:00  Discovery Centre


Saturday 10 May 2008

08:30 – 09:00




09:00 – 10:15

Session 3

Chair: Chris Emery

Martin Worthy

Landscape responses following fire in Namadgi National Park, Australia: A  perspective from the ground



Trish Harrup

Climate change – local impacts



Anett Richter

Where have all the beetles gone? Alarming responses of coleopteran numbers to habitat fragmentation and drought in native grassland remnants in the ACT





 10:15 - 10:30

 Wrap up/discussion

10:30 – 10:45


Morning tea and viewing of NPA ACT Photographic Competition

10:45 – 12:15

Session 4

Chair: Judy Kelly

Geoff Hope

A tale of two swamps: sub-Alpine peatlands in the Kelly-Scabby area of Namadgi National Park



Michael Doherty

Moist fingers in a drying landscape: Effects of fire and climate on native vegetation in the northern parts of the Australian Alps



Will Osborne

Green and Golden Bell Frogs and movement corridors – surveys and radio-tracking reveal importance of landscape linkages between river and wetland habitats on the upper Molonglo River

12:15 – 12:30

Wrap up /Discussion

12:30 – 13:25



Amanda Carey Award Presentation

13:30 – 15:00

Session 5

Chair: Kevin McCue

Graeme Worboys

Connectivity conservation: A critical response to climate change



Sarah Sharp

Climate change and biodiversity: what are the challenges for the ACT?



Adrian Manning

Mulligans Flat/Goorooyaroo Woodlands experiment

15:00 – 15:30

Afternoon tea

15:30 – 16:30

Session 6

Chair: Beverley Hammond

Malcolm Gill

Global warming, fires and the montane forests of south-eastern Australia



Maxine Cooper

Working towards achieving sustainability using a "4 C" approach: Core, Connectivity, Community, Commitment

16:30 – 17:00

Wrap up and close

Christine Goonrey



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