Join us at Kenmore Library on Tuesday June 28th at 6.30pm (for 7pm) to hear distinguished guest speaker Dr Bill McDonald presenting:
Brisbane rainforests – their flora, ecology and relationship within SEQ rainforest.
The talk covers:
- Typical species of the Enoggera/Moggill Creeks
- Alluvial rainforests of Brisbane (esp. Rafting Ground Reserve)
- Rainforest ecology (fire/drought recent SEQ info)
- Rainforest regeneration (general or specific for SEQ)
- SEQ rainforest weeds
- Recent taxonomy
- Useful Eastern Rainforest Plants ID app (for species identification)
Biography: Dr Bill McDonald has been a leader of rainforest research within Queensland within the last 40 years. He has championed (and helped build) the tools used to identify the often infertile rainforest plants in eastern Australia. These tools have helped spur ongoing interest in native rainforest plants in Queensland, and also driven rainforest conservation and research. Bill has been the go-to person whenever ecologists needed information about these complex vegetation systems, and has always generously given his time and advice about plant identification and aspects of rainforest ecology. Bill completed his PhD on vine thickets within Queensland, however he has also studied the rainforests of the Wet Tropics in north Queensland, and worked and studied rainforests overseas in Borneo and PNG.