Ecology and Evolution Series: Conservation technology
- Date: Fri, 5 Jun, 3:00 pm - Fri, 28 Aug 2020, 4:00 pm
- Location: Online
- Cost: FREE
- Contact: Dr Jasmin Packer 8313 5576
- Email: email@example.com
Curious. Cutting-edge. Community.
In Winter 2020, we continue our focus on how University of Adelaide researchers are finding solutions to key problems in the fields of ecology and evolution.
Our winter theme is conservation technology.
Our seminars will be held via Zoom and the recordings will be made available online. If you are from outside of the School of Biological Sciences, please RSVP below so we can send you the Zoom link via email.
Friday June 5
"I’ve never enjoyed the taste of oysters, and so it is fortunate that my research does not involve eating them. Instead, I am researching how playing marine sounds to oyster larvae may be a novel technique to restore lost oyster reefs."
Intrigued by marine life, a passion for the ocean and persuaded by the growing climate crisis, Vittoria moved to Adelaide to study how fish reproduction is affected by climate change, through the integration of behavioural, physiological and genetic approaches. Such comprehensive research will be a solid base for predictions on fish population dynamics under future climate change conditions.
Vittoria will present her initial PhD seminar, 'Reproduction as oceans acidify: how fish will cope under climate change'.
Friday July 3
Yeniu (Mickey) Wang
With an interest in using new technology for agriculture production, Mickey’s research aims to use low altitude remote sensing with hyperspectral technology to quickly detect viral diseases, and predict the spread of disease at vineyard scale. This is Mickey’s introductory PhD seminar.
Professor Megan Lewis
Megan is highly respected for her research in Earth observation: using remote sensing (aircraft, drones, lab/field instruments, and satellites) to document, analyse and monitor landscape composition and variation in space and time.
Megan’s presentation will highlight the cutting edge spatial science within our school, including how we match the enormous range of remote sensing capabilities to environmental assessment and monitoring needs.
Friday August 7
Soil erosion is more common than we think and can have dramatic impacts on agricultural productivity. My research aimed to develop new tools to predict the impact of climate change and extreme environmental conditions (e.g. drought, bushfires) on future soil losses.
Amelie's researcher profile