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Tasmania Roadshow

Terrestrial Biodiversity and climate change adaptation in Tasmania - Management and Policy

Tuesday, 7th June 2011, Domain Athletics Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

Who should come: management agencies, policy makers, NGO’s, state/local government and any interested parties

Time Program Speaker Presentations
8:30 Welcome and what we hope to achieve today.    
Morning session: Presentations - from the researchers and the stakeholders
9:10 National overview on Climate Change adaptation and terrestrial biodiversity and the National Adaptation Research Plan Prof. Lesley Hughes
9:40 Terrestrial Biodiversity network –what you can get out of it. Dr. Yvette Williams
9:50 Discussion    
10:00 What are the key issues for Tasmania for Climate Change Adaptation

Prof. David Bowman

Dr Kerry Bridle

10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 The science of biodiversity adaptation     
  Examples of biodiversity adaptation in Tasmania Chloe Cadby (UTas)
11:30 Discussion    
11:45 How are managers and policy-makers dealing with climate change adaptation for biodiversity and what are the greatest challenges.
Presentations by the stakeholders:
  * State government agency (DPIPWE) Louise Gilfedder
  * Local Government (Southern Midlands Council) Graham Green
  * Local Conservation Group (Tasmanian Land Conservancy and Bush Heritage Australia) Stuart Cowell / Matt Appleby
12:30 Discussion (what are low regret options for adaptation and relevant adaptation research policy issues are currently underway in Tasmania)  
13:00 Lunch
Afternoon session: Workshops
14:00 Identify key themes for adaptation challenges    
  Group Discussion    
14:30 Working groups draw up adaptation research priorities and how they could be addressed  
15:30 Report back and close, facilitator to draw together learning, threads and extract future options    
16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon tea