Bell miner associated dieback forum
The Bell Miner Associated Dieback National Forum took place from 30 March to 1 April 2005, at Southern Cross University, Lismore. The forum was convened to work towards the prevention and control of bell miner associated dieback (BMAD). The forum aims to develop research directions and management options, for inclusion in an adaptive management program.
The national forum brought together scientists, forest managers and community groups to:
- examine BMAD affected forests and their healthy counterparts in the field
- consider likely causative and predisposing factors
- determine those factors most likely to be influenced by management
- identify knowledge gaps
- determine priority themes for research into BMAD causes and management and
- develop options for an adaptive management program for the prevention and control of BMAD.
The forum workshop format was based on the adaptive environmental assessment and management workshop methodology of the BC Forest Service in Canada (download from BC Forest Service website: PDF - 125KB).
The forum made a number of recommendations. These recommendations will be used to develop a series of management trials on public and private lands, to prevent and control BMAD. You can download the forum proceedings below.
Documents to download
The forum proceedings are available in two versions.
If you have a broadband internet connection, you may wish to download the complete 2.2MB file:
If you have a dial-up internet connection, you can download sections of the forum proceedings below:
- Introductory information and Session 1: Official Opening (PDF - 291KB)
- Session 2: Outlining the Issues (PDF - 1.3MB)
- Learning Through Adaptive Management - Dr Bernard T Bormann
- Outcomes of the BMAD Literature Review - Dr Grant Wardell-Johnson
- Session 3: Defining Management Objectives, Key Indicators and Management Actions (PDF - 147KB)
- Question 1: What do we want to manage these forests for?
- Question 2: How do we know when we are successful?
- Question 3: What might we do to achieve success?
- Session 4 & 5: Deriving Management Linkages (PDF - 218KB)
- Theme 1: Weed Control
- Theme 2: Fire Management / Regimes
- Theme 3: Bell miner & Psyllid Management
- Theme 4: Forest Production Management
- Theme 5: Regeneration & Restoration
- Theme 6: Communication, Education & Learning
- Theme 7: Policy, Process & Coordination
- Theme 8: Risk Assessment
- (Also includes Session 6: Consolidating Outcomes and Setting Direction for Day 3)
- Session 7: Designing Management Options (PDF - 551KB)
- Adaptive Management in Practice - Dr Bernard T Bormann
- Session 8 & 9: Developing Plausible Management Options & Predicting Outcomes (PDF - 205KB)
- Theme 1: Management Action Plan
- Theme 2: Regeneration and Restoration Regimes
- Theme 3: Communication Strategy incorporating Adaptive Learning and Policy
- Theme 4: Logging and Silviculture Regimes
- Theme 5: Fire Regimes
- Theme 6: Bell miner & Psyllid Management
- Session 10, appendices and list of delegates (PDF - 166KB)
- Session 10 - Synthesis and Management Directions - Emeritus Professor Harry Recher
- Delegate List - complete listing of participating delegates and their contact details
- Appendix: Evaluation Responses
Page last updated: 27 February 2011