Ecology and Evolution Series: Blueprints for action
We continue our focus on how University of Adelaide researchers are finding solutions to key problems in the fields of ecology and evolution.
Our Autumn 2020/21 theme is: Blueprints for action.
As environmental scientists, we work hard to identify key targets for conservation in a world of trade-offs. But how do our discoveries translate to change-making policies? Join us for our Autumn Series as we explore the challenges and emerging frontiers of informing governments in evidence-based policy for environmental action.
Curious. Cutting-edge. Community.
These free, online seminars are hosted by a handful of researchers who donate their time on behalf of the University of Adelaide, for our environmental science community around the world. We hope you can join us!
- Friday March 5
- Friday May 7
Seminars are held at 3pm Adelaide time, ACDT (UTC +10:30)
Friday March 5
How do you choose what’s for dinner, the clothes you wear, or the way you travel? Many of the threats facing biodiversity result from our choices but changing our behaviour is easier said than done. Bowie will offer insights from his PhD on sustainable coffee and consumer behaviour change.
Professor Hugh Possingham
Chief Scientist, Queensland Government
How might conservation science drive change-making policies? In this distilled collection of tips and tools for researchers, Hugh offers insight into the critical intersection of science and government. Queensland's Chief Scientist presents a 'must see' for everyone working to transform science into action.
Friday May 7
Dr Alice Jones
Industry Research Fellow - Uni of Adelaide / Department for Environment and Water
Alice’s research focuses on mitigating climate change through protecting & restoring coastal ecosystems. She holds a joint position between the University & DEW. This allows her to bridge the gap between ecological research & the evidence-based management of South Australia’s ecosystems & species.
Dr Nick Gellie
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) - Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Nick is a research fellow who works for the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). Nick has worked with a broad range of partners in Australia and abroad in research that has predominantly been focussed on determining the optimal genetic resources needed to restore degraded landscapes.
Professor Rachel Ankeny
Agrifood Program Leader - Stretton Institute, Uni of Adelaide
Rachel is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar across history and philosophy of science, bioethics and science policy, and food studies. She is well-recognised as a scholar who translates academic findings in ways that are relevant for stakeholders and the broader community.