The first Forum for 2016 - in our Fenner Fora was entitled Finding the Wild Things in Canberra; Urban Ecology in and around Canberra.
A growing band of Fenner landscape ecologists is researching the relationships between habitat and wildlife in and around Canberra. We are learning how wildlife responds to residential development at the urban/woodland edge and what we need to do to maintain urban biodiversity over time. This forum provided a snapshot of our exciting research, including important habitat structures, innovation in urban habitat management, roles for citizen science and the ecological effectiveness of nature reserves.
The forum also explored the important role of the Mulligan’s Flat Woodland experiment, to guide future restoration of habitats in our region.