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Lincoln Events Centre (15 Meijer Dr. Lincoln)
8.30am – 5.30pm Thursday 29 June 2017
“On the plains, virtually all we see above-ground today has been introduced in the last 200 years. Only the braided rivers still retain a reasonable component of their original indigenous ecosystems. The most obvious component of that is a range of bird species – the majority of which are threatened.”
This seminar carries on from historic workshops held at Environment Canterbury and a TAG (Technical Advisory Group) workshop with a wider focus on braided river birds. A subsequent workshop, hosted by the Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare Group, resulted in the creation of BRaid in 2006. The previous workshop in 2016 expanded this initial focus (all of the presentations at this workshop are online; please click the link).
The workshop format has evolved into a seminar. Please register early for your free ticket, as the previous workshop was booked out and waitlisted.
|8.40am||Nick Ledgard||Welcome and introduction by BRaid’s chairman|
|8.50am||Prof. Ken Hughey||Keynote speaker|
|9.30am||Sonny Whitelaw||BRaid’s 2016 projects and outcomes|
|9.50am||Grant Davey & Nick Ledgard||Gulls on a farm – colony of black-billed gulls successfully nesting in a paddock on a dairy farm|
|10.10am||Claudia Mischler||The national black billed gull census|
|11.00am||Dr Jo Hoyle||The effects of vegetation/weeds on braided rivers|
|11.20am||Grant Davey & Nick Ledgard||Weed invasion of the Ashley-Rakahuri River: implications for endemic birds|
||The use of social attractants as a management tool for black-fronted terns|
|12.00 midday||Georgina Pickerell||Mammalian predator presence on braided river islands: implications for management|
|12.20pm||Ann-Kathrin Schlesselmann||Habitat creation on the Lower Waitaki River|
|12.40pm||Grant Norbury||Preliminary results from using unrewarding prey stimuli to reduce predator impacts|
|2.00pm||Dean Nelson||Outcome monitoring for the Tasman River predator Control programme|
|2.20pm||Dean Nelson||Update on the kakī recovery programme|
|2.40pm||Natalie Forsdick||Genome analysis of hybridisation between Kakī (Black Stilt) and Poaka (Pied Stilt)|
|3.00pm||Jim Jolly||Upper Waimakariri River surveys indicate stable numbers over time|
|3.20pm||Kevin Fraley||Flood-proneness, flow, and land cover impact on fish communities in different tributaries of the Waimakariri River|
|4.00pm||Jennifer Schori||Introduced mammals as drivers of population decline in braided river grasshoppers and the life history of the robust grasshopper|
|4.20pm||Colin O’Donnell||Values and management of lowland braided rivers for birds|
|4.40pm||Chris Keeling & Philip Grove||Addressing Land Use Change in Braided Rivers|
|5.00pm||Dr Richard Maloney||Opportunities and priorities for future braided river conservation|
|Poster||Ailsa Howard||Banded dotterels on South Bay, Kaikoura|