23rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar

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This year the 23rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar  was held over 5 Thursday's from 3 September to 1 October.

“From little things…” is the theme for this year’s event and focuses on the smaller but very important components of biodiversity and environmental ecosystems, including insects, fungi and even the little people that will go on to make the biggest differences. The program of presenters is varied to include topics from the local Wimmera area and beyond, all relating to this event theme.

Play list of all the recordings


Week 1 - Thursday, 3 September - 11am - 12.30pm - From Little Things....

Speaker 1 - Julie Andrew - Stawell Urban Landcare

Speaker 2 - Ange Turrell - Jallukar Landcare

Speaker 3 - Matilda Venn, Amateur Orchidologist - A love of orchids, the perspective of a high school student.

Recording of the 1st Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar on Thursday 3rd September 2020.

Week 2 - Thursday, 10 September - 11am - 12.30pm 
Why Insects Matter: Impacts of Fire and Evidence of Declines

Speaker 1 - Dr David Yeates, CSIRO - The Impact of Bushfires on Insects

Speaker 2 - Denis Crawford - Why the Decline of Insects Matters.


Recording of the 2nd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar on Thursday 10th September 2020


Week 3 - Thursday, 17 September - 11am - 12.30pm - The Little Humans

Speaker 1 - Hannah Auld, Parks Victoria - Dunkeld Bush Kinder Program with Parks Victoria

Speaker 2 - Kate Pearce, Zoos Victoria

Recording of the 3rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar on Thursday 17 September 2020.


Week 4 - Thursday, 24 September - 11am - 12.30pm -The Little Marsupials

Speaker 1 - Emily Scicluna , La Trobe University - Fat Tailed Dunnarts

Speaker 2 - Josh Griffiths, Cesar - eDNA Platypus


Recording of the 4th Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar on Thursday  24 September 2020


Week 5 - Thursday, 1 October - 11am - 12.30pm - Orchids & Fungi

Speaker 1 - Dr Noushka Rieter,Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Threatened Orchid Conservation in the Wimmera

Speaker 2 - Alison Pouliot - Fun times with the Fungi Expert

Recording of the 4th Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar on Thursday  24 September 2020 

Note: presentation by Dr Noushka Rieter,Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria not included due to discussions of unpublished research at the time of recording.


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