Field Trips

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Field trips will be held on Wednesday, 9 November 2016

  • A ticket to the field trip is included in all full symposium registrations.
  • Additional field trip tickets can be purchased for Day Only Registrations - $150 per person
  • Places for each field trip are limited and will be allocated on a first-in-first-served basis. Further information regarding the field trips will be provided by the Symposium Organisers closer to the Symposium. 
  • Please note that all field trip options involve walking to view certain sites that buses cannot access, including hills and rugged terrain. It is advised that all delegates participating in the field trips wear sun safe, suitable walking attire, including closed in shoes, hats, sunscreen and sunglasses.  
  • It is also recommended that you bring a water bottle.

Field Trip 1

The Wet Tropics Field Trip - Integrated Feral Pig Control in the Wet Tropics

Approximate timing: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Trip highlights & topics include: planning an effective aerial control campaign, preserving the values of the TYTO Wetlands, baiting & trapping. 

Field Trip 2 

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The Tropical Savannah Field Trip - Urban Wild Dogs and Chital Deer in the Tropical Savannah  

Approximate timing: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Trip highlights & topics include: Understand the Townsville Wild dogs issue, travel out to the DAF Spyglass Research Station for an overview of the latest Chital Deer research. 

Field Trip 3

The Six Pack Sampler Field Trip - Novel Pests and New Approaches

Approximate timing: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Trip highlights & topics include: JCU Campus presentations of eDNA detecting pest species, Cane toad traps, drones, parasites on invasive fish and ornamental imports, baiting and detecting Yellow crazy ants. As well as a visit to the Australian Institute of Marine Science to learn more about turtle protection and marine pests. 

Field trips can be booked through the registration process.