Ancient DNA provides a unique means to watch evolution occurring in real time. By tracking genetic changes in ancient populations we can examine the effects of major climatic changes on animal and plant populations from around the world through the last 100,000 years, as well as human impacts and other evolutionary phenomena such as volcanic […]
People around the world are coming to grips with the potential impacts of climate change.What does climate change mean for our coastlines?
The pair will deliver a joint presentation which addresses the impacts of climate change on global communities. Professor Brook will review the most recent scientific projections which suggest we are pushing the Earth towards dangerous and irreversible ‘tipping points’. Mr von Doussa will then explore how a human rights framework might be developed to cope […]
“There’s a hole in the bucket dear Premier, dear Minister.”
“Then how shall we fix it, dear Scientist, dear Economist, then how shall we fix it?”
Ancient DNA provides a unique means to observe evolution occurring in real time. By tracking genetic changes in ancient populations from around the world we can examine the effects of major climatic changes on animal and plant populations through time, and compare these to human impacts, as well as other evolutionary phenomena such as volcanic […]
Trying to grow plants in Australian conditions is challenging – it always seems to be too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, too salty, too infertile. And it is likely to get harder as the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent. The economic and social effects of our harsh environment are significant, reducing yield for farmers and making the sustainable use of land difficult.