Birds of Tropical and Subtropical Queensland Conservation Conference

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Subject: Birds of Tropical and Subtropical Queensland Conservation Conference
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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 06:41:33 +1000
*hosted by BirdLife Southern Queensland & The Australian Bird Study Association*

*This Birds of Tropical and Subtropical Queensland Conservation Conference annual conference brings together a blend of talks related to birds and their conservation.*

*Location: Environmental Centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane

*23 March 2013. - Registration form available from*

9.00-10.00 Plenary Dr. Carla Catterall, Professor Griffith University
(What do birds do for rainforest decline or recovery, and vice versa?)

10.00-10.30 Morning Tea – Sponsor Displays

10.30-11.00 Dr. Martine Maron, Lecturer University of Queensland
(Avifaunal disarray from a single despotic species)

11.00-11.30 Dr. Richard Noske
(Altitudinal Migration around Brisbane and the Problem of Historical Survey Data)

11.30 -12.00 Dr. Ayesha Tulloch, Post Doc University of Queenlsand
(Making the most of investment in citizen science: what makes a twitcher tick?)

12.00-13.00 Lunch and Sponsor Displays. The ABSA AGM will be held during the lunch time recess

13.00-13.15 Claire Runge, PhD candidate, University of Queensland
(Conserving nomadic birds)

13.15-13.30 Jason Wimmer, PhD candidate, Queensland University of Technology
(Effect of Observers on Calling Behaviour of Birds during Surveys)

13.30-13.45 Krista Verlis, PhD candidate, Central Queensland University
(Marine debris and the seabirds of the Southern Great Barrier Reef)

13.45-14.00 Juliana Rechetelo, PhD candidate, James Cook University
(Movement and home range of the black-throated finch southern subspecies (Poephila cincta cincta) – preliminary results)

14.00-14.15 Stanley Tang, PhD Candidate, James Cook University
(Foraging behaviour of the Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata) in relation to predation risk: group size predator cues in a natural environment)

14.15-14.30 Renee Chapman, Phd Candidate, Griffith University
(The Social Dimensions of Feeding Birds in Australia and the United Kingdom)

14.30-15.00 Afternoon tea – Poster Session & Sponsor Displays

15.00-15.30 Dr. Paula Peeters, Threatened Species Unit, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Brisbane
(Synergies between carbon farming and bird conservation in Queensland)

15.30-16.00 Dr. Darryl Jones, Professor, Griffith University
(Guided by the light: what is going on with those huge urban lorikeet roosts?)

16.00-16.30 Awards and Close

Grahame Rogers| Secretary

BirdLife Southern Queensland
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