Webinar for Wildlife Vols - Brushtail possums - stressors in rehabilitation and post-release outcomes

Update - Session details: Thu, 10 March 2022 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEDT
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NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW) are delivering a series of webinars providing an opportunity for volunteer wildlife rehabilitators to connect with professionals in the field and provide an update on developments and current best practice in wildlife health.
Volunteer wildlife carers rescue and rehabilitate thousands of common brushtail possums every year in Australia. Yet, there is little data available on how this temporary period of captivity affects possum physiology, or of how factors such as release method, personality and habituation affect the likelihood of survival in the wild after release.
A team of researchers from the University of Sydney have worked alongside wildlife rehabilitators in the Sydney region to try to answer these questions. In this seminar, Catherine Herbert and Holly Cope will discuss the outcomes of this research, focusing on the response of brushtail possums to potential stressors during rehabilitation and factors affecting short-term survival after release.

Associate Professor Catherine Herbert – The University of Sydney
Cathy is a research ecologist leading multiple research projects on marsupial biology and management. Her research brings together multidisciplinary teams to investigate key biological processes that influence the management of free-living and captive marsupial populations to facilitate evidence-based approaches to wildlife management. Cathy also lectures in wildlife biology, conservation and management in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Dr Holly Cope – The University of Sydney
Holly is a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in marsupial fertility control, animal welfare and wildlife rehabilitation. Her most recent research projects have focused on the management of species including eastern grey kangaroos, burrowing bettongs, Tasmanian devils, koalas and brushtail possums in urban and conservation settings. Holly is currently investigating the impacts of the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires on marsupials in eastern Australia.

Posted on February 28, 2022 06:07 AM by barv barv

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Is there a link and date for these webinars please?

Posted by katyw almost 2 years ago

Hi katyw and everyone, post updated with date and booking link.

Posted by barv almost 2 years ago

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