Sunshine Coast's Big Butterfly Count - Butterflies on the brink with Professor Roger Kitching
Join us for the inaugural Sunshine Coast's Big Butterfly Count with a special presentation by Professor Roger Kitching AM.
Professor Kitching is a rainforest ecologist with special expertise in the biology, conservation and management of invertebrate biodiversity. He recently led major projects in Queensland examining the response of biodiversity to projected climate change. He has research interests in forests from France to Borneo, Australia to Panama. Kitching is the author or co-author, editor or co-editor of 13 books on a range of ecological subjects, has edited or co-edited five themed special issues of journals, and has authored or co-authored over 265 refereed scientific Articles.
An undercurrent through all of Kitching’s scientific work has been his lifelong passion for butterflies and, latterly, moths. He edited the CSIRO Compendium The Biology of Australian Butterflies (1999) and is co- author, with Bert Orr of The Butterflies of Australia (Allen & Unwin 2010) described by one (anonymous) reviewer as ‘possibly the best butterfly book ever written’. He has been involved for many years in generating the scientific base for the conservation of Australian butterflies.
Join professor Kitching for an informative talk about butterflies, threatened species and their conservation, and the ways you can help protect butterfly populations on the Sunshine Coast and South East Queensland.
Please RSVP to get the zoom webinar link.
This event is co-hosted with Barung Landcare.