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Under the Microscope 2019

On a stunning Euroa Winter’s day, 90 curious minds converged on the Euroa Football Club to learn about scientific research being conducted within the Strathbogie Ranges/Shire.

An amazing lineup of speakers and fairly rapid timeline ensured that the audience was kept entertained while hearing the most important parts of what the speakers had to convey.

First off the rank was Chris Tzaros of Birds Bush & Beyond, who just completed a comprehensive bird survey of the Strathbogie Shire.
Bioserv’s Tim D’Ombrain discussing the nuances of updating Victoria’s EVCs and the results of his Strathbogie Ranges roadside vegetation survey.
Renowned Geologist Neil Phillips showing the different forms of volcanic rock formation
Latrobe PHD candidate Tamara Morgan discussing macroinvertebrate communities in leaf litter.
Taungurung member Shane Monk and Euroa Arboretum’s Cathy Olive discussing cultural burning’s applications and advantages.
Arthur Rylah Institute’s Jo Sharley discussing fish surveys and the volatile nature of the Strathbogie Range’s waterways.
Charles Sturt University’s PHD candidate Joshua Hodges and his fascinating and sometimes counterintuitive findings on post fire plant germination.
Ruffy local and SRCMN member Janet Hagen showing the audience results of the Bogies and Beyond Tree Storey project
SRCMN member Bertram Lobert discussing his Strathbogie Forest Citizen Science project.

A big thanks to the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) and Victorian State Government for funding the event. Also to the GBCMA’s Jenny Wilson for acting as MC and Chair, to the Strathbogie Ranges CMN members for organising and assisting on the day, and to Jessica and Lauren Anders and Nickala Best for making sure the attendees didn’t go hungry.