The Secret Life of Mistletoe – Prof. David Watson

Friday 13 October 2017 | 10am – 12noon
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FREE Event

 

Art + Ecology
Art, Science and Cultural landscapes coming together to celebrate the River Red Gum (Euclayptus camaldulensis)

 

Join Professor David Watson (AKA Doctor Dave) for a presentation drawing together two decades of research on these misunderstood parasitic plants, revealing their critical role for biodiversity, nutrient cycling and environmental management.

For the past twenty years David Watson has been a leader in innovative ecological research, both within Australia and in various parts of the Neotropics. His current research interests fall into four broad areas: the biological consequences of habitat fragmentation‘ ecological interactions between plants and animals with an emphasis on parasitic plants, biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes, and biodiversity survey methods. As Professor in Ecology at the Institute for Land, Water and Society at CSU, he works with a diverse group of environmental scientists tackling some of the pressing issues facing Australia and its unique flora and fauna.   He lives with his family on a rural property where they raise animals, restore woodlands and learn firsthand about the challenges facing primary producers.

 

Booking is essential so please call the gallery on 03 5722 0865  or book now!

 

image: Prof. David Watson