Congress Program

 Sunday 24 June 2018: Ecoacoustics Concert & Welcome Reception (Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, South Brisbane Campus)

Monday 25 June 2018: Scientific Oral & Poster Presentations (QUT Gardens Pt Campus)

Tuesday 26 June 2018: Scientific Oral & Poster Presentations (QUT Gardens Pt Campus)

Conference dinner (optional, venue to be advised)

Wednesday 27 June 2018: Demonstrations and workshops

  • Creative & Interdisciplinary demonstrations and ecoacoustic installations
  • Scientific Ecoacoustics Workshops – data analysis, acoustic indices; equipment

Conference close & ISE Executive Meeting

Thursday 28 June 2018: Full day Field Trip (Field Trip Option 1 or 2)

Optional weekend field trip (outlined below)

Day Field Trip Option 1:

D’Aguilar National Park bushwalk followed by BBQ at Samford Ecological Research Facility

D’Aguilar National Park (formerly Brisbane Forest Park) totals approximately 36,000 ha, protecting the core of the D’Aguilar Range’s vast bushland area. Discover remote gorges, sheltered pockets of subtropical rainforest, expanses of eucalypt woodland and spectacular views to Moreton Bay, all within an hour and a half’s drive of Brisbane. https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/daguilar/

The Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF http://www.serf.qut.edu.au) is located in the Samford Valley, a 25-minute drive northwest of QUT’s Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane, Queensland. This 51-hectare property provides QUT with a research, teaching and learning base for a range of ecological, engineering, built environment and educational programs primarily relating to urban development and its impact on ecosystems. The property was bequeathed to QUT by renowned Queensland entomologist Dr Elizabeth Nesta Marks whose breakthrough work with mosquitoes and malaria in the 1940s and ’50s is world recognised. 70% of the property is covered with vegetation providing a refuge to native plants and animals that are under increasing pressure from urbanisation.

 

Day Field Trip Option 2:

Noosa Biosphere Reserve

Noosa Biosphere Reserve was designated by UNESCO in 2007 and was the first biosphere reserve recognised in the state of Queensland. The biosphere reserve is home to over 44% of Australia’s bird species, 1,365 species of plants, 711 species of native fauna and 60 distinct ecosystems. The biosphere reserve is recognised globally for its rich biodiversity and dynamic approaches to sustainability and community engagement. This day trip will involve a cultural performance from Gubbi Gubbi Dance, traditional owners of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, followed by sound walks and field recording in terrestrial and aquatic environments. The trip will include a picnic lunch by the Noosa River.

Optional Weekend Field Trip: Great Sandy Biosphere Reserve

The Great Sandy Biosphere Reserve is located in the Southeast Queensland Bioregion in eastern Australia. Renowned for its cultural and ecological significance, the reserve contains the Great Sandy Strait, a Ramsar-listed wetland, and Fraser Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The reserve incorporates the largest Sand Island and coastal sand mass in the world. This two day field trip will involve a sonic exploration of aquatic and terrestrial environments including a boat trip where delegates will have the opportunity to record humpback whales and dolphins.