Monday 17th August 2009

The Science of Sustaining our Urban Landscapes

National Science Week talk in partnership with


Speakers include:

  • Dr Mark McDonnell – Director, Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology
  • Dr Darryl Jones – Director, Centre for Innovation Conservation Strategies, Griffith University
  • Prof. Cliff Dorse, City of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa
  • Prof. Hugh Possingham – Director, The Ecology Centre, The University of Queensland as MC

The 10th International Congress of Ecology ( is to be held in Brisbane from 16 – 21 August 2009. In conjunction with INTECOL we will be hosting a Public lecture & panel discussion focused on Urban Ecology, sustainable urban planning and development and the responsibility of ecologists in securing our future.

Please note the given the style of this event, we will expect to run until 8 pm.

  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:00 pm (Doors open at 6pm).
  • Venue: Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall
  • Refreshments: There will be complimentary drinks and nibblies following the talk, and speakers will be available to answer any questions.
  • Questions? Contact Lynelle (

More information on the guests research and interests

Prof. Cliff Dorse

Cape Town City Biodiversity Report

Dr Darryl Jones

Temporal trends in use of fauna-friendly underpasses and overpasses

Wildlife management in the extreme: managing Magpies and mothers in a suburban environment

Assessing the abundance of freshwater turtles in an Australian urban landscape

Dr Mark McDonnell

Restoring and managing biodiversity in an urbanizing world filled with tensions


Professor Hugh Possingham and Darryl Jones

Habitat structure is more important than vegetation composition for local-level management of native terrestrial reptile and small mammal species living in urban remnants: A case study from Brisbane, Austalia