ILASA Seminar: Habitat Creation

by | Jun 3, 2016 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

ILASA members joined together for a Seminar on Habitat Creation held at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria.  This turned out to be an interesting networking event that resulted in big questions with regards to the ‘sterile’ built environment and how this can be addressed on different scales. John Masson from Local Biodiversity Group opened with his presentation ‘What is required for habitats to thrive in the production landscape’. Dr. Jeremy Gibberd (who has developed a range of sustainability tools) talked on ‘Human habitat creation’ and focused on the Built Environment Sustainability Tool (BEST) for urban areas. Siegwalt Küsel, owner of Habitat Landscape Architects and archeologist, presented ‘Mosaics of habitat in the context of dynamic social-ecological systems’ with a very interesting case-study on the Apies River in Tshwane that he followed for more than a decade. Lastly Dr. Ben Breedlove, a well-renowned person in the landscape industry, habitat designer and wildlife biologist talked on ‘Function-based habitat design’ and the value around small interventions in everyday life.

Speaker Presentations:

John Masson – What is required for habitats to thrive in the production landscape
Dr. Jeremy Gibberd – Human habitat creation (Introductory slides)
Siegwalt Küsel – Mosaics of habitat in the context of dynamic social-ecological systems
Dr. Ben Breedlove – Function-based habitat design

 

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