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In collaboration with the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW, the ANPC held ‘FLORA AFTER FIRE – winners, losers and lessons‘ via Zoom webinar on Wednesday 16 August 2023.

This free online symposium was focused on the post-fire recovery of native vegetation.

A range of speakers covered three themes:
1/ plant and fire relationships
2/ impacts and observations (case studies)
3/ lessons and actions moving forward

Download the program here.

Speakers from across Australia discussed plant and fire impacts, with special emphasis on Black Summer impacts and recovery. Topics and speakers included:

  • Post-fire epiphytic orchid surveys – Prof Jeremy Bruhl and Dr Heidi Zimmer
  • Rainforests in SE NSW and the Western Dorrigo – Mark Graham
  • Plant disease after fire – Bundjalung Country – Dr Geoff Pegg
  • Kangaroo Island seed production area for restoration – Dr Jenny Guerin
  • Improving the evidence base to support decision-making – Dr Libby Rumpff
  • Planning for post fire restoration and reintroductions – Dr Melinda Pickup and Dr Tein McDonald
  • Threat assessments and revised threatened species listings – Prof Tony Auld and Tom Le Breton
  • Planned Actions of the NSW Bushfire and Natural Hazards Research Centre Environment Node – Assoc. Prof. Rachel Gallagher

Recordings of the presentations will be available soon!