Example of using SRAP networking to promote personal research

The reason of this post is to give an example of how SRAP networks can work.

Dr. Beatriz Duguy Pedra, Professor at the University of Barcelona and currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia) became a member of SRAP soon after she arrived to Australia. Beatriz recently organised a seminar on “Planning post-fire restoration in fire-prone landscapes”in partnership with the Office of Environment and Heritage under theframework ‘Saving our Species Program Presentation Series’


Beatriz’s talk was directed to bush fire industry members and land managers but she had minimum contacts in these networks. Thanks to the SRAP network, Beatriz got in touch with another SRAP member who assisted through her work colleagues at Hornsby Shire Council to disseminate the seminar among the right networks. As Beatriz mentioned ‘there is no way I would have been able to reach so many different land managers through my university networks’.This is an excellent example of how SRAP networks could help disseminating your research or finding the right contacts – are you taking advantage of such benefits within the association? Tell us about your research!

Beatriz would like to acknowledge the following people for their support in organizing her event: Dr. Ross Bradstock (School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong); Greg Summerell, Matthew Adams and Felipe Aires (OEH) and the enthusiastic team of environmental scientists at Natural Resources from Hornsby Shire Council (Amelia, Michelle and Ana).