Dr Alex Maisey - All Things Lyrebird
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About The Event
Dr Alex Maisey has spent his life with lyrebirds.
Alex Maisey is a Research Fellow with the Research Centre for Future Landscapes and Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution. Under the guidance of Prof. Andrew Bennett, Alex’s PhD focused on the role of the Superb Lyrebird as an ecosystem engineer in south-east Australia’s temperate forests. Following completion of his PhD research, he undertook a post-doctoral research project in collaboration with BirdLife Australia and WWF Australia, to understand the impacts of the 2019/20 megafires on the Superb Lyrebird. Alex is currently conducting research on the role of ecosystem services in agricultural management and the ways in which these services contribute to farm-scale natural capital, as part of the Farm-scale Natural Capital Accounting project led by Dr. Jim Radford.
He recently completed a survey of lyrebirds following the disastrous fires in East Gippsland.
Alex has been supporting the annual count of lyrebirds at Cape Liptrap for the past seven years. Lyrebirds are farmers, tilling the soil and managing the forest floor which reduces fire risk.
Join us for more tales about a fascinating creature that calls many parts of South Gippsland home.