Monthly Archives: April 2010
Steve Simpson – From individuals to populations: a tale of swarms, cannibals, ageing and human obesity.
Professor Steve Simpson of the University of Sydney gave a seminar with ACEBB on April 9. Download the podcast of his talk here. #environment Professor Stephen Simpson is an ARC Federation Fellow at the University of Sydney. He has made significant contributions to obesity, gerontology, immunology, livestock nutrition, ecology and conservation biology. “From individuals to […]
Franz Litz will be presenting a free public seminar in Adelaide on Friday 23 April. Franz Litz is a Senior Fellow with the Washington, DC-based environmental think tank, the World Resources Institute. Franz leads WRI’s climate change work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and at the state and provincial levels in North America. He […]
The Environment Institute has won two of Federal Govenment’s Super Science Fellowships. The aim of these fellowships is to attract and retain outstanding early-career researchers. The fellowships have been awarded to this institute to examine environmental DNA barcoding and genomics, develop methods for rapid visual analysis of ecosystem change and improved climate change modelling approaches. […]
One of the world experts on climate change James Hansen was recently in Adelaide. James Spoehr of the Adelaide Review interviewed James Hansen, read the article here. Whilst he was in Adelaide, James Hansen presented at an event, “After Copenhagen: Looking for real solutions” if you missed this event, it is available as podcasts here.
Susan Jeanes, CEO of the Australian Geothermal Energy Association, presented an overview of the geothermal energy industry in Australia to the CET. Her presentation outlined the progress that is being made towards commercialising this renewable resource, especially in South Australia, the challenges it faces and independent analyses of geothermal energy’s potential costs and job opportunities. […]
Applications are now open for the 2010 L’Oréal Australia For Women In Science Fellowships. The three $20,000 Fellowships are intended to help early-career women scientists to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science.The Fellowships are awarded to women who have shown scientific excellence in their career to date and who have an […]
William Laurance “Amplify Your Voice” podcasts now available. The Environment Institute hosted Distinguished Professor William Laurance in Adelaide between 29-31 March. William Laurance is a leading conservation biologist who has worked internationally on numerous high-profile threats to tropical forests—in the Amazon, Central America, Africa, and Australasia. A highly prolific scientist, to date he has published […]
William Laurance “Diagnosis Critical” podcasts now available. The forests of the world are in crisis. The drive for continued economic growth has had devastating consequences for the world’s ecosystems that provide critical human services. Forests are a haven for countless plant and animal species that form the basis of ecological services, these services are the […]
Listen to William Laurance being interviewed by Carole Whitelock on ABC 891. (Audio courtesy of ABC 891, Afternoons with Carole Whitelock) William Laurance was interviewed by ABC’s Carole Whitelock on ‘Afternoons with Carole Whitelock’ yesterday, listen to their discussion about Williams research in tropical ecosystems.