Prevention is better than the cure: Research priorities for global biosecurity

The Environment Institute (University of Adelaide) are delighted to present a public seminar by Professor David Lodge, University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Professor David Lodge

Professor David Lodge

Date: Tuesday October 8th 2013 5pm

Venue: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus, Adelaide SA 5005

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Professor Lodge is one of the world’s leading researchers working in global change biology and invasion ecology. With expertise in land-water links, invasive species, and environmental policy, his research critically examines how our activities impact, and continue to change, the habitats that provide us with drinking water, recreation and fisheries, and valuable biodiversity. Some of the key questions that Professor Lodge’s research addresses include:

  • What has led to the global eutrophication of inland lakes and seas?
  • What is the impact of changes in biodiversity, and the increasing dominance of invasive species, on aquatic systems?
  • When the costs to control invasive species far exceed the cost to prevent, why don’t we invest more in prevention?

In Australia, the threats to environmental resources and amenities are multiplying, putting pressure on our communities and economies. These pressures are predicted to accelerate with increasing human use of the landscape and limited water supplies, as well as the human-assisted movement of plant and animal species from one place to another. What are the risks to our health and wellbeing?

Come listen and learn from Professor Lodge as he shares his international insights on biological invasions and biosecurity risk.

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