The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an event with Chris Daniels on Thursday 15 August 2013, at 6.00 for 6.30pm in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.
Professor Chris Daniels will examine the environment (climate, geography, biodiversity) and lifestyle enjoyed by Adelaideans. He will highlight the environmental conditions that can impact our community, such as drought, fire and food security, and discuss how, and to what extent, we can sustainably manage continued population growth.
Chris Daniels was educated in zoology at the University of Adelaide and the University of New England, and has held academic positions at the University of California, Flinders University and the University of Adelaide before accepting the chair of Urban Ecology at UniSA. Chris is currently Director of the Barbara Hardy Institute – a major research institute with a large research agenda focused on creating sustainable communities. As a writer and researcher, Chris is involved in facilitating and conducting research into the relationship between humans, the communities we build and the natural environment.
Chris has always had an abiding interest in reptiles, particularly lizards, and is a passionate communicator to the general community, about science and the environment. Chris has held regular sessions on 891 ABC Radio and from this relationship, he conducted field trips with ABC listeners “into the backyard” and has run “Operation” surveys over the past 4 years. He won the South Australian Premier’s Science award for communication and education excellence in 2007 and received the medal for his contributions to natural history and conservation from the Field Naturalists Society of South Australia in 2010.
He has published nine books, 140 scientific publications, and won numerous literary awards.
Bookings by Thursday 15 August to:
Telephone: 8313 4064
Open to the public
Gold coin admission