- This event has passed.
Protecting the Platypus with Tamielle Brunt
22 October 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$5
The platypus is an amazing monotreme, but little is known about where they specifically live.
Tamielle Brunt, a PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland is studying platypus populations within south-east Queensland. She is also an assistant project officer at the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (WPSQ), running their PlatypusWatch Network. This network aims to document where platypus occur, to identify where conservation actions are needed, especially for appropriate development that will have the least impact on platypus population. Tamielle’s work includes the implementation of an environmental DNA program, which in its sixth year of sampling is helping to identify where platypus are likely to reside and habitat where they could successfully be reintroduced.
At Friday Forum, Tamielle will speak about all things platypus from history, biology, ecology, conservation to the finer details of her research. Through research and community education, Tamielle hopes that protection for this iconic species will become a priority, because the platypus is a species that will disappear right under our noses.
Come along to learn about the iconic platypus and its niche habitat, on Friday October 22nd at the NPA Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville, where the forum starts at 10:30am and coffee is available at 10 am. Entry is $5 by ‘tap & go’ at the door.
Bird observers meet in the carpark at 8:30 am.
Register to attend