Professor David Lindenmayer ‘The great forest’

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Thursday, 26 May 2022 - 12:30pm
Professor David Lindenmayer ‘The great forest’
Professor David Lindenmayer ‘The great forest’

David, from Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU, will present intimate insights into the biology and ecology of Mountain Ash and Alpine Ash forests and outline how human and natural disturbances can interact to threaten these magnificent environments. David concludes with important initiatives to reshape the future trajectory of these tall, wet eucalypt forest ecosystems.

The Great Forest: The Rare Beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands by David Lindenmayer, Chris Taylor, Sarah Rees, Steve Kuiter (2021) is on sale from the Botanical Bookshop.  David is happy to sign copies of the book after the talk. 


Professor David Lindenmayer AO is a world-leading expert on forest conservation and is ranked among Australia’s top 50 scientists. Based at the Australian National University, he has led some of the largest scale environmental research programs in Australia, including almost 40 years of work in Victoria’s magnificent mountain ash forests.

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