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October 16 2023 Meeting – Applying AI to Camera Imagery to Improve Wildlife Conservation and Management

Research into efforts to improve the efficiency of data analysis by ecologists using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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September 18 2023 Meeting – Weeding together? The social science of weed management

Associate Professor Sonia Graham is a researcher at the University of Wollongong. For 15 years she has been studying how and why land managers and government agencies work together to manage weeds, and examining the benefits and costs of doing so.  It was to an enthusiastic audience that Sonia presented her informative talk on the […]

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August 21 2023 Meeting – Kelp Forests

Dr. Aaron Eger (an OFF research grant recipient), Founder and Program Director of the Kelp Forest Alliance (KFA), updated us on the conservation of these important marine habitats.

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July 17 2023 Meeting: Flora and natural aspects of East Arnhem Land

Note that this month’s topic and speaker changed from that advertised in the annual program. Well-travelled member Tony Porritt delivered a slideshow presentation of the flora and some natural aspects of East Arnhem Land. This is a part of Australia seldom visited by tourists, stretching along the west side of the Gulf of Carpentaria. It […]

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19 June 2023 Meeting: Platypus at Mulgoa Creek

Platypus populations sustainability in the Sydney Basin.

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Fauna Talks

15th May 2023 Meeting Saving Our Species Projects in South-Eastern NSW

Dr Damon Oliver, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, will discuss the conservation status of threatened birds in regional landscapes, including the superb parrot and other woodland birds.

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September 2022 Meeting Rewilding Minibeasts for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function

Peter Contos, Phd student and OFF research grant recipient, told us about his work with restoring farmland with communities of invertebates and micobes (minibeasts).