Ben will discuss recent research examining the relevance of habitat fragmentation theory when conserving critically endangered ecosystems in highly modified landscapes. The results of this work challenge some long-held conservation principles, identifying that small habitat patches often have high ecological value.
Ben Zeeman is a vegetation ecologist working at the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority on the Volcanic Plain Recovery Program. Ben completed a PhD at La Trobe University in 2017, focused on exploring changes in native grassland composition on the Victorian Volcanic Plain over the past 30 years. Prior to this, Ben worked at the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, here he designed and implemented a large-scale ecological monitoring program for Melbourne’s native grasslands.
Like our previous talks, this talk will be delivered online with time for questions and conversation at the end. Please register for the session and you will be emailed a link before the event.