Future Landscapes for People and Nature

Event status:

An originally forested landscape, altered by wood clearing operations The 'Future Landscapes for People and Nature' symposium featured 11 leading thinkers and practitioners and was attended by over 130 academics, natural resource managers, local and state government agency staff and community members. Each speaker highlighted major drivers and emerging trends in land use change, and the implications of these changes for nature and human communities.

Date:
Friday 16 November 2018 09:00 am until Friday 16 November 2018 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Jim Radford
j.radford@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Various
Type of Event:
Community Event; Forum/symposium

Speakers covered a variety of topics, including environmental history, indigenous perspectives, climate change resilience, fire, peri-urban expansion, production agriculture, Landcare, environmental enterprises, threatened species, environmental law and engaging the community.

A highlight was the speed talks delivered by four La Trobe early career researchers – Dr Jen Wood, Alicia Dimovski, Cara Sambell, Simon Verdon – which were enthusiastically received by the audience.

All presentations are available below for viewing.

Susan Laurence - Learning from past environmental change

Monica Morgan - Role of cultural knowledge and traditional owners in land management

Lauren Rickards - Resilience and transformation in the face of climate change

Mike Clarke - How will fire shape future landscapes

Michael Buxton - Peri-urban and life-style landscape

Early Career Researcher Session

Alexandra Gartmann - The future for agricultural land uses

Doug Humann - A view from the back step

Paul Dettman - Re-imagining rural landscapes an environmental entrepreneurs perspective

John Woinarski - Threatened species prospects for the future

Brendan Sydes - Environmental law and nature conservation

Fern Hames - Engaging the community around future land use

Map:

LIMS Lecture Theatre 101, LIMS Building, La Trobe University, Plenty Road & Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science

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