Ecology and Evolution Series - Summer #1
- Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Location: Benham Lecture Theatre, Benham building, North Terrace campus
- Cost: FREE
- Contact: Dr Jasmin Packer 8313 5576
- Email: email@example.com
Adapting to extreme weather in our changing world: floodplains and forests
Curious. Cutting-edge. Community.
This is a summer like no other. Our adored Adelaide Hills, charismatic Kangaroo Island, and so many other communities throughout Australia are literally feeling the heat of climate change. People need answers, they want to understand, and they want change. But what needs to change, and how can we discover the new knowledge and behaviours our world needs now?
For our Series I, we’re exploring global problems and local solutions in Adapting to extreme weather in our changing world. We’d love you to join us as we kick-off to explore the impact of this summer’s hotter drier weather on our forests, their capacity to store carbon, and emerging technologies helping to protect old-growth forests. For the local people trying to protect them, for everyone affected by climate change, and for our planet.
Professor Laura Parry
Head of School of Biological Sciences
Professor Laura Parry joined our community as Head of School of Biological Sciences in 2019. Laura has three decades of experience in higher education, as a researcher, research leader and award-winning educator, and is internationally renowned for her research into reproductive biology. Under Laura’s leadership, the school is strengthening its partnerships with industry and government. Laura will launch the series via video message.
PhD student, School of Biological Sciences
Melita Low is a PhD candidate with supervisors Professor Andy Lowe and Dr Eleanor Dormontt. Melita is a remote student based at Sunshine Coast University. Her research focuses on the trafficking of global timber supplies and developing a timber tracking system for South East Asian timber. This is Melita’s introductory PhD seminar.
Dr Kate Delaporte
Curator of the Waite Arboretum and Waite Conservation Reserve
Dr Kate Delaporte is Curator of the Waite Arboretum and Waite Conservation Reserve. Kate’s main interest is improving Australian native plants for horticulture by research into propagation, cultivation, and breeding and selecting new varieties and species. She also has interests in supporting indigenous knowledge of food/medicines from plants; renewing the Urban Forest, sustainable agriculture and the environment. Her presentation will include Carbon accounting at Waite Arboretum.
About our Ecology & Evolution Series
Join us for the launch of our revamped Ecology & Evolution Series. We’re passionate about creating Research for a Better World with our community of students, researchers, and research partners. Our sessions are cutting-edge because they’re a training ground for our next generation of environmental scientists, backed by our best and brightest world-leading experts.
We’re changing our weekly sessions to be even more interactive – punchy presentations by students and experts, followed by panel discussions on some of our world’s most pressing problems.
Our Ecology & Evolution Series aims to share world-leading research that educates, engages, and energises our environmental science community. To achieve this we:
- Educate – A 21st century education for a growing community of learners – we reflect on our discoveries and learnings to global problems with our students and research partners.
- Engage – A magnet for talent – we tackle the most pressing global problems affecting our communities, seek unifying solutions and stronger evidence to guide policy and action, and build long-term relationships with our speakers and research partners.
- Energise – Research that shapes the future – we strengthen our environmental science community through inspiring seminars, seeking synergy, and building collaborations that create a better world.
Our seminars are a mix of punchy presentations and thought-provoking panels. World-leading experts alongside our budding scientists and research partners.
Our science community events are weekly, free, curious, and cutting-edge. We hope you can join us!