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15.04.21 Public talk: LIMESTONE ECOSYSTEMS

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presents:


LIMESTONE ECOSYSTEMS

Unique ecological values yet overlooked and endangered


  • Background on limestone ecosystems and their ecological and cultural values

  • Past and current threats on these systems and their ecological values

  • Conservation/management work and research projects to help management


A presentation by Dr. Clement Lagrue

Clement is a DOC Science Advisor based in Dunedin. He leads projects around naturally rare and threatened ecosystems, including limestone, and how to best manage and restore these small but special ecosystems. He has 15 years of academic background in freshwater ecology and parasitology studies. French by birth but kiwi at heart and Dunedin local since 2005.



6 - 7pm Thursday 15 April Oamaru Library, 62 Thames Street Please note that events will be postponed during Covid-19 Alert Level 2 or higher!

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