The public lecture series comprised of bi-monthly lectures on the science and management principles that underpin and inform contemporary forest management.

The lecture series was jointly produced by DELWP and The Royal Society of Victoria. Lecture themes are consistent with the criteria that shapes the State of the Forests Report, as defined under the international agreement of the Montreal Process for sustainable forest management.

Lectures included presentations from scientists, researchers and technical experts, both within and external to DELWP, who brought significant relevant expertise to contribute to a robust public discourse on contemporary forest science and management.

Public lecture series

The first in a series of public lectures was held at the Royal Society of Victoria on 20 December 2018 and livestreamed to viewers across the State. The lectures focused on contemporary forest science and research programs being funded through the Regional Forest Agreement Modernisation Program.

Speakers included:

  • Dr Lindy Lumsden and Dr Graeme Newell,
  • Associate Professor Craig Nitschke
  • Dr Rebecca Ford, University of Melbourne

Watch the first public lecture here.

The second in the series of public lectures was held at the Royal Society of Victoria on 13 March 2019. The theme of these lectures was 'Conservation of biological diversity'.

Speakers included:

  • Professor David Lindenmayer
  • Professor Simon Jones,
  • Dr Emma Razeng and Dr Peter Kriesner
  • Vanessa Craigie

Watch the  lectures here.

The third in the series of public lectures was held at the Box Hill Institute in Lilydale on 21 May 2019.

The theme of these lectures was 'Maintenance of productive capacity of forest ecosystems' and also included a presentation by Dr. Bill Jackson on the findings of the Independent Consultation Paper: Modernising the Victorian Regional Forest Agreements (PDF, 838.5 KB)

Speakers also included:

  • Braden Jenkin
  • Tom Fairman
  • Patrick Baker

Watch the lectures here.

The fourth in the series of public lectures was held at the Royal Society of Victoria on 25 July 2019. The theme of these lectures was 'Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources'.

Speakers included:

  • Rachel Brown,
  • Patrick Lane
  • Dr René Van der Sant
  • Jason Alexandra

Watch the lectures here.

The final public lectures were held at the Royal Society of Victoria on 24 September. The theme of these lectures was 'Maintenance of forest contribution to global carbon cycles'.

Speakers included:

  • Lauren Bennett
  • Zoe Ryan
  • Rod Keenan
  • Heather Keith

Watch the lectures here.

Page last updated: 03/04/20