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Seminar 2017


Thursday 29 June 2017

Presentations from this seminar are now available as PDFs – please click on the links below.

Time Speaker Topic
8.50am Prof. Ken Hughey Keynote address: Local, regional, national and international aspects of braided river management
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
11.40am Courtney Hamblin
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 (no PDF available as currently being prepared for publication)
12.40pm Grant Norbury Messing with the mind: 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