Assessing environmental stewardship outcomes – the role of exclusion fences in sheep breeding and wool production Richard Thackway and Greg Hosking. Presentation given at the Australian Rangelands Society Conference, ANU, Canberra 2-5 September 2019.


Phillip Is, Pacific Ocean: Drivers of landscape degradation and recovery and its effects on bird communities Richard Thackway and Chris Davey. Presentation given to the Friends of the Gardens,Australian National Botanic Gardens, 1 March 2018, Canberra

Monitoring and Reporting Landscape Condition on Defence Lands. Jim Nikolareas, Richard Thackway & Chelayne Evans. Conference presentation given at the Defence and Industry Conference 2018, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra on 14 February 2018.


Framework for assessing and reporting resilience of native vegetation. Lecture presented as part of the Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU undergraduate course NVS3041 Managing Forested Landscapes, Canberra on 8 March 2017.


Development and application of core attributes, a first approximation national report of changes in revegetation extent  Presentation given to the Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate: Restoring Ecological Processes, Ecosystems and Landscapes in a Changing World conference, 7 February 2017, University of New England, Armidale


Systematic Framework to Assess Restoration Actions and Outcomes: measurable success criteria and indicators. Presentation given on 20 November 2016 to the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) & the New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES) Joint Conference; Claudelands, Hamilton, NZ


All is not what it seems - Why integrate land management and ecological literacy over space and time?  Presentation given to the Sustainable Systems: Rural - ENVS2022/6012 Winter Session intensive course, 13-17 July 2015, Fenner School, Australian National
University, Canberra


National coordination of consistent NRM data and information to inform land use policies and planning.  Presentation given to the 2015 Land Use Symposium, ‘Informing Australian Land Use Policy and Planning: Past, Present and Future’  held the Crawford School, Australian National University, Canberra on 29-30 June 2015

VAST-2 – Condition assessment method. 
Presentation given to the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), National Condition Workshop held at the Mt Lofty House,
Adelaide on 11-13 June 2014


Managing vegetation for multiple benefit outcomes – Diagnosis and Prognosis
Presentation given on 22 September 2016, to the Murray Darling Basin Authority, Canberra


A framework for assessing and reporting resilience of native vegetation. Lecture presented as part of the Managing Forested Landscapes an undergraduate course, NVS3041 Class number 4029. Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU, Canberra on 2 March 2016.

Tracking sand dune transformation before, during and after sand dune mining, Myall Lakes, NSW, a case study. The 14th Annual Australian Journal Mining's Mineral Sands Conference, at the Rydges, Melbourne, Vic on 4th & 5th March 2014 


What's your property's story? Establishing a baseline for landscape improvement. A Soils for Life workshop convened to compile and assess information of the ecological effects of historical land management on soil landscapes of Jillamatong; using the VAST-2 framework. Workshop was held at ‘Jillamatong’, Braidwood, NSW on 13th November 2013


Application of land management information to improve the tracking of changes and trends in the extent and condition of native vegetation. Presentation given to the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Science Precinct, Park Lane, Brisbane on 28 October 2015


A system for tracking the resilience of native vegetation on Defence lands.  Presentation given to the Institute of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference 1-3 July, Military Geography Session held at the Crawford School, Australian National University, Canberra on 2 July 2015


Assessing and reporting resilience of native vegetation using metrics of structure, composition and function. Presentation given to the Macquarie University as part of the Biology Department Seminar Series on 22 April 2015

Transformation of Australia’s vegetated landscapes - A system for tracking the anthropogenic changes in the condition of Australia’s plant communities. Presentation given to the Grand ACEAS Workshop 2014, Science making sense: the role of transdisciplinary synthesis, at The Australian Academy of Science's Shine Dome, Canberra on 7 May 2014


Relinking landscapes - assessing ecological transformations using VAST-2. Integrating Biodiversity Outcomes with Streamlined Planning - Balancing environmental concerns with reformed approval processes, conference held at the Mecure Hotel, Sydney, NSW on 26th & 27th Nov 2013

Tracking the transformation of vegetated landscapes (VAST). Presentation given to the NSW Ecological Consultants Association 2013 Conference on Offsets: determination, assessment and management, held at the Fairmont Resort at Leura in the Blue Mountains, NSW on
2nd August 2013

Tracking change in land use and vegetation condition. Presentation given to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra on 22 May 2013. Seminar was part of the APS Innovation ’13 seminar series

Historical land use and vegetation condition. Presentation given to Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC), Canberra on
22 January 2013

VAST - Tracking effects of land management on veg condition over time at sites. Presentation given to a workshop on “Developing a strategic revegetation and restoration recovery plan for the Brigalow.  University of Queensland, Brisbane
14-15 May 2012


A model for depicting transformations of Australia’s vegetated landscapes. Presentation given to CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra on 22 March 2011


Using VAST to inform the development regional environmental accounts. Presentation given to the Regional Environmental Accounts Technical Workshop, ABS House, Belconnen, ACT on 24-25 June, 2013


Tracking the effects of land use and management on vegetation condition. 
Presentation given to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney on
11 March 2013


Overview of vegetation management – VAST as a solution. Presentation given to ADFA Geography students, Canberra on 28 August 2012

Managing native vegetation – insights from longitudinal site management histories.
Presentation given to CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra on 19 May 2011