2014 Braided Rivers workshop
Workshop for braided river practitioners, stakeholders, and students.
This workshop carries on from historic workshops held at Environment Canterbury to update managers and researchers on black-fronted tern research and management, and Department of Conservation TAG (Technical Advisory Group) workshops with a wider focus on braided river birds.
SESSION 1: Where are we now? What is the current status of our river birds?
|Dr John Dowding Consultant||Conserving birds in braided rivers: an overview of current and future challenges|
|Dr Rachel McClellan Wildland Consultants||Population trends of the Nationally Critical black-billed gull|
|Nick Ledgard Chair ARRG||Ten-year population and breeding trends on the Ashley River|
|Peter Langlands Contractor||A three-year study on breeding productivity for wrybill and South Island Pied Oystercatcher in the upper Rangitata.|
|Dr Mark Sanders Sanders Consulting||Is the ‘moat effect’ real? A review of what we know – and don’t know – about how flow affects predation on braided river birds|
|Dr. Frances Schmechel ECan||
Canterbury Water Management Strategy & Braided River Flagship Programme – Upper Rangitata & Rakaia
SESSION 3: Where to from here? What might improve future river bird outcomes?
|Dr Rachel McClellan Wildland Consultants||How do we stop the decline of the world’s most threatened gull?|
|Arijana Barun Postdoctoral Fellow Lincoln University||Development of new toxins, lures and delivery systems for predators|
|Chris Woolmore DOC||Braided river ecology as part of riverbird management|
|Susan Anderson DOC||New approach to black-fronted tern management|
|Herb Familton DOC||Life Supporting River-flows for Braided Riverbed birds- Hurunui River as an example: What the science tells us, what tools exist, and what flows have we got?|
SESSION 4: Rivercare Updates and Issues – who’d doing what, issues needing solutions
|Dr. Mark Sanders Sanders Consulting
Prof. Ken Hughey DOC, Lincoln University
|What is effective education, advocacy and community involvement including working with water infrastructure development and Environmental Trusts?|