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Researching Our Natural Capital

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  • Wed 19 Sep ’18, 2:00pm – 5:00pm


Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria St, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

This event is part of Conservation Week 2018 - conservationweek.org.nz.

Join us to hear about exciting urban ecology research being conducted by professors and postgraduate students at Victoria University of Wellington with support from Wellington City Council.

- 2pm: Welcome & Acknowledgements (Daniela Biaggio, WCC Team Leader Urban Ecology)
- 2:10pm: Monitoring People, Cities and Nature – a Wellington perspective on urban revegetation, mammals and lizards (Stephen Hartley)
- 2:15pm: Methods and Results from Dec 2017 mammal monitoring (Joe Murphy)
- 2:30pm: Coastal chewcard transects & residents’ responses (Shaun Thomason)
- 2:45pm: The distribution and diet of introduced mammalian predators in an urban environment (Cherie Balls)
- 3:00pm: Comparison with other cities and next steps (Stephen Hartley)
- 3:15pm: Short Break
- 3:30pm: Restoring the lizard faunae of New Zealand cities (Chris Woolley)
- 3:45pm: Updates from the Lizard Gardens research project (Sarah Herbert)
- 4:00pm: Are all birds created equal? How understanding individual behaviour may inform and improve conservation practice and wildlife management (Regan MacKinlay)
- 4:15pm: Citizen scientists help understanding the distribution of urban invasive mammals (Victor Anton)
- 4:30pm: Public attitudes towards domestic cat management in New Zealand (Heidy Kikillus)

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