DIG 2017 - Threatened Species and Communities

 

You are invited to join researchers, land managers, community members and industry leaders at the next Dieback Information Group (DIG) Conference.

This 16th annual DIG Conference is themed “Threatened Species and Communities”, because our megadiverse environment is facing extraordinary levels of species’ loss and ecosystem impact. We have invited a wide range of speakers from Community, Industry, Government and Academia to inform us of what is being done to mitigate these problems, focusing on Phytophthora Dieback as a Key Threatening Process.

The DIG 2016 keynote speaker, Prof Steven Hopper from the University of WA, will be speaking will be giving a presentation on the threatened species and communities affected by Phytophthora Dieback.

Prof Giles Hardy from Murdoch University's CPSM will be summarising the last 25 years of world-leading research from the University in a talk titled Retrospective to a new perspective on management: 25 years of Phytophthora reserach at Murdoch University. Learn about the developments in research out of Murdoch University that that have informed our understanding and management of the disease in WA and globally.

Coordinator of the Cockies in Crisis Project, Tegan Douglas, will be speaking about Birdlife Australia's efforts to protect WA's threatened Black Cockatoos from a range of threats including Phytophthora Dieback. Birdlife Australia have been project partners with the DWG in recent years and have made many achievements in their efforts to protect our Black Cockatoos. 

We also have some fantatsic speakers locked in to give talks on a range of topics including Basic Raw Materials (update from Dr Elaine Davison), new Phytophthora species (research by PhD students) and Community Phytophthora Dieback management (Roleybushcare). More speakers and a program to be annouced shortly. 

Registration is only available online, so please secure your place soon to hear and learn from leading experts and environmental practitioners willing to share their experiences and latest developments.

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Friday, September 29, 2017 - 09:00
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Bruno Rikli: 0400 208 582 Kat Sambrooks: 0488 082 628
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