Dr Laura Rayner 'Returning lost property: threatened birds need room to breed'

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Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

In this talk, Laura will examine the perilous population status of the Regent Honeyeater and Superb Parrot, and canvass conservation challenges and opportunities for their recovery. Both species continue to bedevil conservation efforts because of their dependence on human-modified landscapes.

Dr Laura Rayner works on long-term ecological monitoring for the protection of threatened species and restoration of degraded habitats with the ACT Government's Conservation and Research department. She is also a visiting fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society (ANU).  

Before undertaking her doctoral studies at the ANU, Laura completed her undergraduate studies with First Class Honours at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. For her honours research, Laura investigated inter-and intra-specific variation in hollow occurrence in eight species of Eucalyptus from the temperate woodlands of central-west New South Wales.

Note: The talk by Sue Serjeantson that had been scheduled for 6 July has been postponed to 28 September.