Join us for a enthralling and educational guided walk with Professor Hugh Possingham, pictured above, biologist and passionate bird watcher.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with, and learn from, one of Queensland’s most distinguished scientists and conservationists.
Where and When: Oxley Creek Common, located just 7 km from the Brisbane CBD. Meet at 7 AM sharp
Numbers will be limited and registrations are essential via Humanitix:
This large open space hosts significant wetlands and is bounded on two sides by Oxley and Stable Swamp Creeks, which together provide habitat for diverse bird species.
One quarter of Australia’s native bird species have been spotted here along with migratory birds from as far away as Japan and Russia. This area has a larger bird list than any other location in the Brisbane City area.
The leisurely, flat stroll will begin at the car park at the Oxley Creek Common and go for approximately 2 ½ hours. Come along for a great morning with the birds!
Bring water, a hat, sunscreen binoculars and cameras if you have them, and a flask of tea or coffee and a snack for after the walk.
About Professor Possingham
Hugh one of Australia’s most distinguished scientists and conversationalists. He served as Queensland Chief Scientist between 2020 to 2022 and has held numerous academic, public sector and not-for-profit positions.
He was Professor of Mathematics and Ecology at the University of Queensland and was the founding director of the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science. He holds many awards and honors for his work. He is best known for his work in the field of conservation planning and decision-making, particularly in the use of mathematical models to determine the most effective and efficient ways to conserve biodiversity.
A winner of two Eureka Prizes, his most significant contribution to conservation was the co-development of Marxan, software first used to rezone the Great Barrier Reef, and now used in almost every country in the world to inform the expansion of their marine and terrestrial protected area systems. He has also been active in conservation efforts outside of academia, serving as a consultant to organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund and the Nature Conservancy.