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Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia

June 2019

Yule Brook and the Greater Brixton Wetlands

7 June 2019, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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Our Speaker tonight is  Prof. Hans Lambers, School of Biological Sciences, UWA South-western Australia is a global biodiversity hotspot, where the greatest plant species diversity is found on the most severely nutrient-impoverished soils. Three National Parks and Greater Perth harbour the greatest plant species diversity in south-western Australia. Within Greater Perth, the Greater Brixton Wetlands are notorious for their enormous plant species richness, and home to numerous plant species that have special conservation value, as well as several threatened ecological…

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August 2019

An insight into Wedge-tailed Eagles

2 August 2019, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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Our speaker tonight is well known club member Simon Cherriman. Simon will give us an insight into the fascinating world of the Wedge-tailed Eagle. Simon has been satellite tracking the birds as part of his PhD research on Wedge-tailed Eagle population dynamics and movement ecology. Come along and hear about the fascinating journeys and lives of these extraordinary and majestic birds illustrated by Simon’s stunning photographs and film. Note: You can now pay using a credit or debit card, even…

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September 2019

Mapping and its application to natural history

6 September 2019, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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Our guest speaker tonight is Nat Raisbeck-Brown, Experimental Spatial Scientist, CSIRO Maps are a powerful way to visualise science. They can make complex science accessible to a wide audience. Maps are great for showing change over time and are of great importance for visualising how species’ distributions change. Working directly from the ALA website https://www.ala.org.au/ Nat will be showing us: How to find species recorded in your area How to show species distributions on a map of Australia – and…

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October 2019

Microbats of the South-west botanical province

4 October 2019, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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  Diana Prada, PhD candidate at the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, will present on the classification of Australian bats and the unique adaptations that make these nocturnal mammals capable of true flight. She will introduce the different species found in the South-west botanical province and provide details on the field methods employed by biologist to study these cryptic creatures. Diana does research in molecular ecology and virology. Her current project focuses on population genomics of microbats and…

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November 2019

Sea slugs in Western Australia- diverse and unknown

1 November 2019, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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Dr Nerida Wilson is a research scientist at the Western Australian Museum, Perth, and manages its Molecular Systematics Unit. Her research interests focus on understanding and describing the extent of biological diversity present on earth and resolving the evolutionary relationships among those taxa. She is passionate about taxonomy and systematics as the foundational discipline that underpins biological science, and has a soft spot for sea slugs. Her talk will will cover basics on slug identification as well as summarise some…

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February 2020

CLUB Annual General Meeting 2020

7 February, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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In changing the way we hold the AGM for the Club, it has been decided that the February 2020 AGM will be a ‘Club Members Only’ event, without a keynote speaker. This year club members are encouraged to bring a natural history item—be it a physical item, a photo (or two), or a highlight of an activity in one form or another of the past year. It will be a ‘Members’ Show and Tell’ event, where at the end we…

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March 2020

How Seagrasses Help Mitigate Against Climate Change

6 March, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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Australia is blessed with a rich diversity of seagrasses - marine flowering plants that occur around the continent. These plants serve a critically important role in providing a range of marine ecosystem services, including the provision of food and regulating the quality of our marine waters and the global atmosphere. Despite their importance, many people remain ignorant of seagrasses and the severe threats they face. In this presentation, Paul will introduce Australia’s rich diversity of seagrasses, describe their evolution, the…

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April 2020

POSTPONED – Main Club General Meeting

3 April, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia

This month's Main branch talk on the flora of Brixton Street Wetlands has been postponed. We hope to reschedule this talk at a future date.

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