Mangroves in urban areas are particularly at risk. They are vulnerable to immediate threats from land reclamation, pollution and littering. This is further confounded by Sea Level Rise and Climate Change uncertainties. As a land manager, measures for protecting mangroves and handling the above pressures associated with relevant legislation puts one in a very precarious situation. Unless properly understood and planned and timely actions are taken, mangrove assets can quickly turn in to a liability.
This one-day workshop will focus on these issues, highlight lessons learned from successful conservation measures as well as demonstrate effective, practical tools. Also to celebrate the World Wetlands Day 2019 (2nd February) and to hear from Prof Sageran Naidoo of South Africa, a world renowned researcher in mangrove physiology and ecotoxicology.
Supporting reading materials will be provided both before and after the workshop.
Participants will learn:
• Mangrove ecology and hydrology
• Mangrove dynamics at local and global scales
• Effective conservation and management techniques
• Fast-tracked tools for monitoring and assessing mangroves
Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of mangrove ecology and management.
(Please Note: only 30 places are available. Registrations close on 14 January 2019. Refunds are conditional.)
09.15 Registration and morning tea– Sydney Olympic Park Education Centre, Bicentennial Park
09.30 Welcome and introduction
09.35 Session I: Field Component
09.35 Outline of the field practicals
10.00 Practical 1: field excursion to demonstrate the measurement of surface elevation that influences mangrove health
11.00 Practical 2: field excursion to demonstrate the mapping of tidal perimeter exposure in a mangrove situation
12.00 Practical 3: field excursion to monitor mangrove health
13.45 Session II: Interactive Workshop Component
13.45 Global trends in mangrove management, with emphasis on South Africa – Prof Sageran Naidoo, University of Kawa Zulu Natal, South Africa
14.15 Issues in managing mangroves in northern and eastern Australia – Prof Max Finlayson, Charles Sturt University
14.45 Afternoon Tea (working tea) with Q/A
15.00 Mangrove research, with an Australian perspective – Prof Neil Saintilan, Macquarie University
15.30 Mangrove management and regulation, a NSW perspective – Patrick Dwyer, Primary Industries NSW
16.00 Synthesis and Q/A – Emeritus Prof Colin Field, University of Technology Sydney
Regular $440 (inc. GST)
Concession $330 (inc. GST)
(Fee includes pre- and post-workshop reference reading materials, lunch, workshop notes and field practical excursions)
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