Dr Brett Howland ‘Recent results of the effects of fire on grassland plants and animals’

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Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Brett will describe his work as a wildlife ecologist on natural resource management programs, funded by the National Landcare Program. Over the last seven years he has been involved in the implementation of a kangaroo monitoring program using pellet counts; the creation of an ACT vegetation map; and the establishment of a research monitoring program looking at the effects of kangaroo grazing on reptiles and grass.

Over this time he completed a degree with First Class Honours in Science and a PhD on the interactions between kangaroos and fauna, including reptiles and birds, in grassland and grassy woodlands. These qualifications are complemented by work history with Governmental agencies in both NSW and ACT and non-government agencies such as Bush Heritage and the Australian National University.