RBMS Brisbane seminar
Urban Fish Habitat and Aquatic Connectivity
The River Basin Management Society is pleased to invite you to our first seminar in Queensland. Join us for an interesting evening with our guest presenters, and new and familiar faces from the industry and community. Drinks and nibbles will be served from 5.30pm. The seminar will commence at 6pm.
As South East Queensland has grown we have heavily modified our catchments to suit our needs, be they flood mitigation, water storage or recreation. Little of our urban catchment reflects what it once was. As our population in the south east corner rapidly grows and development responds, we can use our improved understanding of these systems to mitigate the on-going impacts to waterways and all that inhabit them. But what about areas modified long ago?
Our presenters will take a look at the ecology of fish in our urban catchment areas, discussing issues around fish barriers, their impacts on urban fish populations, and ways in which we can go about improving connectivity.
Mr Matt Moore from Catchment Solutions will be discussing his project ‘Reconnecting aquatic habitats across the Brisbane City Urban Area’. The project involves identifying and mapping barriers to fish movement, and prioritising them with the aim of commencing some on-ground works in the near future. Come along and listen to how this project is evolving, and how the outcomes of the project will be applicable to you.
Our second speaker, Mr Leo Lee, is president of Save Our Waterways Now, a community-based environmental organisation working to restore fish habitats in Brisbane’s north and west. Leo will be speaking about the genetic relationships between sub-populations of different fish species in our urban catchments and how gene transfer can be impacted by ecological and environmental factors such as fish barriers.
Please note that seminar pricing has been discounted during the establishment period of the RBMS in South East Queensland. Our regular seminar fee is $20 for non-members to ensure we can cover our costs and continue to host events. Attendance is free for full members.
Not currently a member and want to avoid the seminar fee? RBMS memberships will be available at the door or in advance atwww.rbms.com.au. Annual membership is $60 for professionals and free for students.