2016 Science Symposium Presentations

Presentations made available from the ALA Science Symposium 2016 at the Keiran McNamara Conservation Science Centre, Kensington, WA, 11-12 May.

# Presentation name File type File size
1 The Biodiversity Information Landscape in Terrestrial Western Australia (Steve van Leeuwen) PDF 7MB
2 Western Australia’s Marine Biodiversity – scene setting (Diana Jones) PDF 7MB
Name Ext Size
Day 1 Plenaries
The Biodiversity Information Landscape in Terrestrial Western Australia (Steve van Leeuwen) pdf 7 MB
Western Australia’s Marine Biodiversity – scene setting (Diana Jones) pdf 7 MB
Session 1 WA Focus Session
The Pilbara Strategic Assessment – a case study for biodiversity information in the service of conse Not currently available for publication
Where’s Weedy? Outlining the case for improved weed data aggregation to improve on-ground outcomes for management (Bruce Webber) pdf  3.25 MB
Biodiversity information from a Western Australian NRM perspective: the ins, the Outs, and the Ins-and-Outs (Richard McLellan) pdf 4.66 MB
The ALA in the world of environmental consultants (Geoff Cockerton) pdf 1.35 MB
The ALA and Citizen Science in WA (Alex Chapman) pdf 4.83 MB
ALA or State Portal? A guide to selecting the right portal for the job (Paul Gioia) pdf 1.45 MB
Session 2 Systematics & Collections
Small projects with Big Conservation Outcomes: databasing TCLE taxa (& yep, tickle, you read it right … charismatic megafauna aren’t the only cuties …) (Lisa Kirkendale) pdf 2.33 MB
Practical considerations of integrating genetic data and museum records (Joel Huey) pdf 8.33 MB
Code Names for Putative New Australian Animal Species: a proposal for a national framework (Mark Harvey) pdf 2.74 MB
Annotation Services and how to make them work for collections curators (Ben Richardson) pdf 1.75 MB
National Research Collections Australia: digitising the collections (Simon Checksfield) pdf 1.50 MB
The BioCollect Tool (Peter Brenton & Stephanie von Gavel) pdf 2.95 MB
Session 3 Evolution & Phylogenetics
Phylodiversity Applied: supporting program and policy decisions (Tania Laity) pdf 1.80 MB
Mapping endemism in South Australian flora from species occurrence datasets using range-weighted, phylogenetic and categorical metrics (Greg Guerin) pdf 1.07 MB
Conserving evolutionary diversity in the Kimberly (Dan Rosauer) pdf 3.67 KB
Strategies for optimising sampling design when using museum specimens for phylogenetics and phylogeography (Gaynor Dolman) pdf 2.89 MB
A worldwide marsupials database applied to biogeography and phylogenetics (Margarita Medina) pdf 4.86 MB
Phylolink: working with phylogenies in the ALA (Rebecca Pirzl) pdf 2.38 MB
Much room for mushroom muddles in the ALA (Elaine Davison) pdf 6.22 MB
Day 2 Plenary
GBIF: progress and status in integrating global biodiversity data (Donald Hobern) pdf 3.93 MB
Session 4 Plenary
Bioclimatic Scaling: a middle-ground approach to using species location records to assess and address potential impacts of climate change on biodiversity (Simon Ferrier) pdf 4.63 MB
Ecology & Environment I
Conservation Decisions with ALA: a case study in the Queensland Brigalow Belt (Rocio Ponce-Reyes) pdf  1.95 MB
Biogeography, richness and edemism in non-resprouting and mallee post-fire response types in Eucalyptus (Carl Gosper) Not currently available for publication
Session 5 Ecology & Environment II
A spatially explicit approach to support the decision-making process for seed provenance for ecological restoration in a climate change context (Cristina Ramalho) pdf 3.21 MB
Do species niche widths vary along environmental gradients for the Australian wet tropics flora? (Hugh Burley) pdf 4.69 MB
Maximising Value from Presence-only Biological Data: a method to model community-level patterns with species observations (Andrew Hoskins) pdf 3.99 MB
Use of Atlas of Living Australia for data-driven analysis of biological survey gaps supports species discovery through Bush Blitz (Kristen Williams) pdf 2.99 MB
Building on ALA connected data infrastructure: bridging the gap between ecologists and modellers: the Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL) (Hamish Holewa) pdf 2.61 MB
Can we Record Key Ecological Information in Taxonomic Databases? A case study with banksia woodland plants (Mark Brundrett) pdf 6.97 MB
Session 6 Community Science
Bringing more Aboriginal Knowledge into the Atlas of Living Australia: work from Ngukurr Community (Maritza Roberts & Basil Murrungun) pdf 5.92 MB
Learning and working together with Olkola people on the ALA Pilot (Pethie Lyons) pdf  1.49 MB
Caterpillars which are mountains: opportunities and challenges in relation to Aboriginal people’s knowledge and the ALA (Fiona Walsh) Not currently available for publication
Are Western Australian banksia species contracting as a result of climate change? (Sarah Randell) pdf 1.51 MB
Capacity building in citizen science using DigiVol (Paul Flemons) pdf 3.96 MB
Increasing local Government use of the Atlas of Living Australia using volunteers (Mick Davis) pdf 2.92 MB
Session 7 Communities & Linkages
Linking research and teaching via the ALA (Lyn Cook) Not currently available for publication
Embedding the ALA (and other tools) in student learning (Kristina Lemson) pdf 1.37 MB
What’s in a name? Key partnership projects of the ABRS and ALA (Haylee Weaver & Sue Fyfe) pdf 1.30 MB
Supplying the Missing Links: connecting the scientific names in ALA with the taxonomic literature online (Nicole Kearney) pdf 6.30 MB
The North West Atlas: comprehensive and accessible information promoting the biodiversity, heritage and value of Australia’s north-west marine region (Cordelia Moore) pdf 4.82 MB
A report from the TDWG/GBIF task groups on ‘Data Quality’ (Arthur Chapman) pdf 1.56 MB
What’s new, old, neat and unknown in the ALA Spatial Portal (Lee Belbin) pdf 0.98 MB

Feedback on the Symposium is always appreciated.