Journal archives for August 2021

August 06, 2021

National Science Week Online Talks 14-20 August 2021

An amazing and awesome science program - webinars ranging from
*An extensive symposium on ocean warming and its effects on our coastal ecosystems, 10 years of research in SE NSW seas, Nemo and the Dragon, Sea slugs, Future proofing our kelp forests
to sessions on
*Glossy Black and Gang-gang cockatoo research
*Bee Hotels to boost bees post bushfires
*Science of Nest Boxes
*Echidnas and citizen science project on Kangaroo Island
*Long-term Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program
*More about iNaturalist and celebrate 10 years of Atlas of Life
Go to link for details of presenters, time and date of each event, and links to book for each session.
https://atlasoflife.org.au/2020-national-science-week-1
Attendance via Zoom
Organised by Coastal Wilderness and Budawang Coast Atlas of Life projects

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August 16, 2021

Symposium - East Australian Ocean Hotspot NatSciWeek - link

https://youtu.be/Xib_t66Mqt8
Brilliant presentations
7m15s – 36m THE OCEAN CURRENTS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE – DR NAVID CONSTANTINOU, ANU

36m20s – 1h YEARS OF RESEARCH IN THE SE NSW SEAS – DR NEIL MALAN, UNSW

1h – 1h22m NEMO AND THE DRAGON – THE SAPPHIRE COAST A TRANSITION ZONE – PROF DAVID BOOTH,UTS

1h22m – 1h29m SEA SLUG CENSUS – LIBBY HEPBURN, THE ATLAS OF LIFE IN THE COASTAL WILDERNESS – SEA SLUGS AND RANGE CHANGES ON THE EAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA – PROF STEVE SMITH, SCU Steve was unable to present today but you can see a recorded presentation here

1h29m – 1h52m FUTURE-PROOFING OUR KELP FORESTS? – DR MELINDA COLEMAN ADJ. PROF., SCU

1h52 PANEL DISCUSSION – Q&A AND OUR COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS IN 10 YEAR’S TIME

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Bee Hotels, Post Bushfires NatSciWeek - link

Learn all you need to know to set up Bee Hotels, especially in bushfire areas from Bee Babette aka Dr Kit Prengergast (WA) https://youtu.be/6noyiAac0Nc

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August 17, 2021

10 years of Atlas of Life + iNat Training NatSciWeek - link

Celebrate 10 years of Citizen Science on South Coast (Libby Hepburn) + iNaturalist training (Thomas Mesaglio) - always more to learn from Thomas

Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/j1Emwv5ABmI

Advanced iNat training on 7 September - book here https://unisa.zoom.us/j/81697789328?pwd=S251Vkd2SHBacTV5UEZHQ3Urcm9OZz09

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Glossies in the Mist & Monitoring Gang Gangs NatSciWeek - link

Brilliant presentations on IDing female Glossies (Flossies) and monitoring tree hollows for Gang-Gang activities https://youtu.be/0Z2qb5SW7F8

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August 18, 2021

Science of Nestboxes NatSciWeek - link

Hear the research about what is needed to build nestboxes that work – not too hot, the right sized holes, where and how to site them.
https://youtu.be/yqwICIgvuzo
Constructing Nestboxes https://bourndaeec.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Notes-on-constructing-nestboxes.pdf
References https://bourndaeec.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Some-scientific-references.pdf

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Are you interested to join ongoing research into Gang-Gangs or Black Glossies?

Following on from presentations on Gang-Gangs and Black Glossies, both Budawang Coast and Coastal Wilderness Atlas of Life projects are keen to encourage those interested to join in with ongoing research into these endangered birds and their lives. For that purpose we, and Dr Michael Mulvaney and Stacey Taylor are inviting those who would like to be involved in this long-term research project, to join us at Zoom meetings next week with a view to establishing groups of interest to take this work forward in our regions.

Meetings will be:
Budawang Coast area (Moruya north to Kiama and inland to the escarpment)
Monday August 23rd 3 - 4pm
Please register here for Budawang
https://nsweducation.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Uoc-mqqT8vHNLCCM5btorqvklTWbm3tBBi

Coastal Wilderness area (Nadgee to Moruya and inland to the escarpment)
Tuesday August 24th 3 - 4pm
Register here for Coastal Wilderness
https://nsweducation.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Akcu2orT4oGdGlKcELdm11vHaIlK9sVua7

Background to the project:
We are looking for people who want to find out more about Gang-gangs on the south coast, particularly what they are eating, where they are nesting, the rate of nesting success and how that success is influenced by factors thought to be impacting negatively on the Gang-gang such as brush-tail possum predation, hollow competition from Sulphur Crested Cockatoos and other species, overheating in hollows and flooding of hollows. This information will help inform the conservation of this bird and lead to the implementation of action as to how its dramatic decline (around 70% in less than 30 years) may be turned around.

We will be finding out information about Gang-gangs that is currently unknown and co-ordinating our research with work undertaken elsewhere across the Cockatoos range, so that results in our area can be compared with that of other places and habitat such as burnt/unburnt urban/remote can be compared using data from several different locations. There are different levels of involvement required.

Please indicate if you are most interested in Gang-gang cockatoos or Black Glossies - or both.

If you missed the presentation, you can watch the recorded version on the Festival webpage https://bourndaeec.nsw.edu.au/scsf2021/

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August 19, 2021

Postbushfire impact on Echidnas NatSciWeek - link

Citizen Scientists collected scats on Kangaroo Island (bushfire and unburnt areas) with some interesting results https://youtu.be/l-PFDWPzmFE

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iNat training Beginners - link

Great Southern BioBlitz iNat training 17 August
Here is the recording of 'A beginners guide for using iNaturalist' workshop by Thomas Mesaglio
https://youtu.be/pb_xlFJtPg4

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August 21, 2021

Long-term Forest Monitoring NatSciWeek - link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=groO8quj8ko
Community members work with scientists and natural resource managers to develop and analyse the data from research projects, and jointly agree plans and actions for restoration projects to improve the biodiversity, health and resilience of post bushfire forests.

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