What: GOERT AGM 2012
When: Tuesday, September 18th; 4:30-7:00 pm
Where: University of Victoria, Arbutus-Queenswood Room (Cadboro Commons building, lower level)
Program: Social with appetizers and refreshments, AGM, keynote address
Registration: Please pay $15 per person (includes $5 membership fee and appetizers) on our donate page or contact us (250-383-3427) to RSVP by September 12th.
Register now for the ever-popular GOERT Annual General Meeting! We hope you can join us to celebrate and connect with GOERT members and others interested in the recovery of Garry Oak ecosystems.
4:30 PM—Meet & greet with appetizers & beverages
5:30 PM—AGM begins (Executive Director & Board report, financial review, Acorn Awards, Board nominations)
6–7 PM—Keynote speech & questions
Oaks and Us: Our Indirect Effects on Garry Oak Ecosystems
-keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Arcese
This year’s AGM social will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Arcese. Peter will be speaking about the indirect effects of humans on Garry Oak communities, sharing his thoughts on land use and species persistence.
Peter Arcese is Professor and FRBC Chair of Applied Conservation in the UBC Faculty of Forestry. He has worked on the ecology and genetics of plant and animal populations and the design and management of nature reserves since earning a degree in Zoology at the University of Washington in 1980.
Peter has worked in the Georgia Basin since 1980 and in Africa from 1987-99 to produce books on the dynamics and conservation of the small populations and management of savannah ecosystems and more than 100 papers on ecology, evolution and conservation. He has supervised 10 post-doctorate students and 25 graduate students, is a Fellow and Councilor of the American Ornithologists Union, a Director of the Nature Trust of British Columbia, and he currently maintains the world’s longest running study of a pedigreed wildlife population on Mandarte Island (Song Sparrows, for more than 36 yrs). The research that Peter and his students have done has greatly increased the body of knowledge of Garry Oak ecosystems and their associated species.
Call for Nominations
We have openings for directors for the GOERT Society Board this year. If you are interested in serving on the Board or know someone who would be, please review the documents below.