This presentation outlines some key insights into the effects of, and recovery from wildfires. It is based on the past 37 years of detailed research completed by Professor David Lindenmayer and his group, and includes new information from the most recent 2019-2020 wildfires including impacts on particular species, forest types and the extent of old growth forest as well as the role of logging in elevating fire risks.
Following the presentation there will be a Q & A session with Professor Lindenmayer.
About the speaker
Professor David Lindenmayer is an Australian scientist and academic. He is an expert in landscape ecology, conservation and biodiversity. His areas of expertise also include environmental management, forestry management and environment, terrestrial ecology, wildlife and habitat management, environmental monitoring, forestry fire management, natural resource management, zoology and forestry sciences. He currently runs 6 large-scale, long-term research programs in south-eastern Australia, primarily associated with developing ways to conserve biodiversity in reserves, national parks, wood production forests, plantations, and on farm land.
A Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology at The Australian National University's Fenner School of Environment and Society, he has published 1240 scientific articles including 785 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 45 books on a wide range of topics associated with forestry, woodlands, wildlife and biodiversity conservation and ecologically sustainable natural resource management.