Discovery event with Bob and Annette Vincent

Robert Vincent

Robert (Bob) Vincent

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary - Scientific Expedition Group adventures and discoveries with Bob and Annette Vincent

The presentation will describe two bio-diversity surveys undertaken in the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary: in 2009 after a nine-year drought and in 2011 after a two-year wet. The 2009 survey was organized because there had not been a biodiversity survey at this location. Scientific data was needed as evidence to preserve Arkaroola as a Wildlife Sanctuary safe from mining activities. Thanks to many people, the Arkaroola Wildlife Sanctuary is now under “Protective Legislation” which went through the South Australian Parliament in April 2012. Annette captured the landscape surrounding the Arkaroola survey sites in her artwork and a selection of her work will be displayed. The presentation will be augmented by survey equipment and preserved invertebrate samples.


Annette Vincent

Annette Vincent

Event details

When: Monday 24 June 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, tea and coffee from 12:45 pm
Where: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library Level 3
Cost: $15 per person (incl GST). Students free.
Bookings: Get tickets

About our speakers

Robert (Bob) Vincent is Professor Emeritus, Physics, School of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of Adelaide. Annette Vincent is a scientist and artist who learnt to draw during her Biological Sciences degree at Canterbury University NZ.

Scientific Expedition Group (SEG)  is a voluntary organization founded 40 years ago which runs several biodiversity surveys each year.