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South West Western Australia Branch and Geoscience Society

Evolution of South West WA – relationship between geology and flora & fauna (in-person)

PD Hours
The event will be a tech talk with significant community interest. It will be a face-to-face event in Bunbury and also be a livestream transmitted using GoToWebinar.

About this event

Geology is more than minerals, oil and gas and groundwater. From sculpting our landforms to changing ocean currents and our climate, geology has shaped an extraordinary range of environments across our planet, the rich diversity of our south-west being a product of both very old to relatively young geological processes.

This presentation will look at the relationship between geology and our flora and fauna biodiversity that makes this region, the special place it is.
This work has been compiled in various publications by Peter Lane, Earth Scientist, of which the most recent can be found on the WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions

Peter Lane has been selected as our speaker due to his longstanding publications that relate the biodiversity within our national parks to the geology and landforms on which the parks sit. Western Australia has more national parks than any other state. They represent an extraordinary diversity of flora, fauna, climate and landforms and in some of them, the geological features contribute to the main attractions.

There will be networking sessions before and after the Tech Talk with a light supper provided before the presentation

Event Schedule:
5:15pm: Registration and networking
6:00pm: Livestream presentation
7-7:30pm Q&A, closing and networking


Peter Lane

Earth Scientist
On graduating from The Sydney of University, Peter worked in Papua New Guinea, Canada and throughout Australia as a petroleum geologist. He is now retired and as well as geology his interests being climate change and protecting our native forests and ground water, is bold enough to consider himself an “Earth Scientist”.
Peter has written "Geology of Western Australia’s National Parks” (four editions) and recently “Our planet and the evolution of Western Australia’s Far South West”. With his wife Janny and extended family, Peter has lived in Margaret River for the past 35 years.

Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230

Thursday, 29 September 2022
6.00pm – 7.30pm (UTC+08:00)

Date and Time

Thursday, 29 September 2022
6.00pm – 7.30pm (UTC+08:00)


Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230
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