Background

Thanks to this year’s sponsors: Environment Canterbury, DOC, and The Rakaia Catchment Environmental Enhancement Society Inc.


 

Speaker Topic
Prof. Ken Hughey Keynote address: Local, regional, national and international aspects of braided river management
Sonny Whitelaw BRaid’s 2016 projects and outcomes
Grant Davey & Nick Ledgard Gulls on a farm – colony of black-billed gulls successfully nesting in a paddock on a dairy farm
Claudia Mischler The national black-billed gull census
Dr Jo Hoyle The effects of vegetation/weeds on braided rivers
Grant Davey & Nick Ledgard Weed invasion of the Ashley-Rakahuri River: implications for endemic birds
Courtney Hamblin The use of social attractants as a management tool for black-fronted terns
Georgina Pickerell Mammalian predator presence on braided river islands: implications for management
Ann-Kathrin Schlesselmann  (no PDF as paper was published Schelsselmann et al: Clearing islands as refugia for black fronted tern  (NZ Journal of Ecology))
Grant Norbury Messing with the mind: using unrewarding prey stimuli to reduce predator impacts
Dean Nelson Outcome monitoring for the Tasman River predator Control programme
Dean Nelson Update on the kakī recovery programme
Natalie Forsdick Genome analysis of hybridisation between Kakī (Black Stilt) and Poaka (Pied Stilt)
Jim Jolly Upper Waimakariri River surveys indicate stable numbers over time
Kevin Fraley Flood-proneness, flow, and land cover impact on fish communities in different tributaries of the Waimakariri River
Jennifer Schori Introduced mammals as drivers of population decline in braided river grasshoppers and the life history of the robust grasshopper
Colin O’Donnell Values and management of lowland braided rivers for birds
Chris Keeling & Philip Grove Addressing Land Use Change in Braided Rivers
Dr Richard Maloney Opportunities and priorities for future braided river conservation
Ailsa Howard Banded dotterels on South Bay, Kaikoura (poster)