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CWCN General Meeting & End of Year Celebration with Dr Rod Fensham on The Eucalypt Project

Time: Tuesday 30 November 2021, 18:30 - 21:00
Place: CWCN Centre, 47 Hepworth St, Chapel Hill
Contact: 3378 1465; office[@]cwcn.org.au
6:30pm for 7:00pm start

CWCN General Meeting with end of year celebration and guest speaker.
The Eucalypt Project
Dr Rod Fensham
Associate Professor, School of Biological Science, University of Queensland
Principal Botanist, Queensland Herbarium, Dept of Environment and Science
Rod Fensham is a passionate ecologist and botanist: “I endeavour to build an understanding of the ecological issues required to manage and conserve the natural environment of the north-eastern quarter of the Australian continent. The big natural playground of Queensland represents ecosystems from tropical rainforest to arid shrublands so I suspect I have the best job in the world! At present, I am mostly working on threatened plant species, but retain an active interest in the ecology and hydrogeology of springs, drought-induced tree dieback and habitat restoration, among other things. I have far more ideas than time to fulfil them…”
Rod has a special interest in eucalypts and has been the project leader in 'Developing a national action plan for Australian eucalypts', a project, intended to identify the Australian eucalypts (including Corymbia and Angophora) most at risk of extinction in order to inform the conservation planning needs of this most iconic plant group. He has also headed 'Understanding and combatting myrtle rust', the introduced fungi that affects Myrtaceae to which our eucalypts belong, has investigated fire regimes in Australia in relation to biodiversity and ecosystems, and many more topics.
Rod has recently published the 'ACE Guide to Eucalypts. Brisbane', an identification guide for eucalypts in our region, a very handy and comprehensive book. Copies will be available at our meeting.
Our meeting will, of course, also provide an overview of past, present and future CWCN activities and involvements.
There will be refreshments and some tasty morsels waiting for you from 6:30pm onwards. The actual meeting will start at 7:00pm.
Please keep in mind, our meetings are also a great way to socialize and to share information and ideas. We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

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