Braided Rivers 2021 Seminar Advances & Emerging Issues in Managing Braided Rivers
Braided Rivers 2021 Seminar Advances and Emerging Issues in Managing Braided Rivers
Thanks to funding from:
Cynthia and Gerald Ward Charitable Trust
This is a FREE event. Morning & afternoon teas and lunch are included.
This seminar carries on from historic workshops held at Environment Canterbury to update managers and researchers on black-fronted tern research and management, and a TAG (Technical Advisory Group) workshop with a wider focus on braided river birds. A subsequent workshop, hosted by the Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare Group, resulted in the creation of BRaid in 2006. In the last few years, these events have grown in popularity, attracting a more diverse audience. However, the aim remains the same: to freely and openly share information and research and create a networking opportunity for those working to protect and restore these globally rare ecosystems and the endemic taonga species that inhabit them.
2021 DRAFT Programme
Wednesday 14 July: Lincoln University
Thursday 15 July: site visit to local river TBA
Below is the current list of confirmed topics and speakers; these are NOT IN ORDER; it will be June before the final programme is confirmed. Click on any names in blue to find out more about each speaker.
|David Owen||ECan||Parnerships in delivery update|
Distribution and long term population trends of banded dotterels on braided rivers in New Zealand
|Colin O’Donnell & Dan Burgin||DOC / WMIL||Threats faced by shorebirds along flyways and wintering grounds|
|Anne Kathryn Schlesselmann||Landcare Research||Tōrea /South Island pied oystercatcher on the move|
|Jean Jack||ECan||Bird surveys and the RMA|
|Duncan Gray||ECan||Braided river ecosystems: physical habitat, ecological complexity and the management conundrum|
|Helen Greenep||ECan||Land use change of braided river margins|
|Jo Hoyle||NIWA||Floods and sediment distribution|
|Adrian Meredith||ECan||Important features of the “wet” part of braided rivers – important habitats of fishes, invertebrates and algae.|
|Grant Davey||BRaid/ ARRG||The plight of the foothills-fed Canterbury braided rivers|
|Sonny Whitelaw||BRaid||Climate change and biodiversity project|
|Brent Barrett||Boffa Miskell||The commercialisation horizon of new pest tracking and control technology|
|Shaun Thomason||LINZ||Predators/Rakaia (TBA)|
Booking (only if you are not presenting)
Historically, these events have been booked out. We would advise booking now to secure your place. Once the programme is more detailed I will email registered participants.
If you plan to attend and have any questions that you would like presenters to address, please include them here as they will help to inform the presentations and I will also send them to speakers.
Images Top Rangitata River (Google Earth) + banded dotterels (Ailsa Howard)
Below Ahuriri River braidplain (blue); Ahuriri River braidplain as defined under current law (red)