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 September 2013
Wednesday 04
15:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Molecular Functions as Targets to Control Plant Sap Feeding Insect Pests : Plant sap - extreme diet, utilized through lifecycle of hemipteran insects only More Information
We are investigating insect adaptations for plant sap utilization from the perspective of molecular physiology, with the goal to identify molecular targets to control pest species.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Is 'more efficient' food production in conflict with animal welfare? : 2050 Food - Lecture Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Marion Stamp Dawkins, Professor of Animal Behaviour, University of Oxford.

Cost: Free, but RSVP required. Register online: http://2050food2-eorg.eventbrite.com.au/#

Greater efficiency may for some people be an obvious goal for providing food security for an (...)
Friday 06
12:00 - OPEN DAY - Future Farm 2050 Field Day 2013 : The UWA Institute of Agriculture, Future Farm 2050 invites you to attend the 2013 Field Day on 6 September 2013 Website | More Information
The UWA Institute of Agriculture, Future Farm 2050 invites you to attend the 2013 Field Day on 6 September 2013.

PROGRAM

12.00pm: Registration with tea and coffee provided at Avery’s shed

12.30 - 12.40pm: Welcome and program overview, W/Prof Graeme Martin, The (...)

 October 2013
Monday 07
18:00 - EVENT - GM technology - the Future in Agriculture : Find out how future GM technology is set to revolutionize grain growing Website | More Information
Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA will host a free forum on genetically modified technology and its future in agriculture.

The public forum is an opportunity for city-based consumers and decision-makers to further their understanding of GM technology.

It will be (...)
Wednesday 09
18:00 - COURSE - Quit Smoking Successfully! : Smoking cessation treatment program More Information
The Robin Winkler Clinic at The University of Western Australia will be conducting a SMOKING CESSATION treatment program commencing on Wednesday 9th October 2013. The group will meet for two hours each week for ten sessions, with an initial assessment session before the group commences and a follow- (...)
Thursday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Do genetic effects threaten the sustainability of marine fisheries? : 2050 Food - Lecture Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Fred Allendorf, Regents Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences, University of Montana and 2013 US Fulbright Senior Specialist UWA.

Cost: Free, but RSVP essential. Register: http://2050food3-eorg.eventbrite.com.au/#

Wild marine fisheries comprise (...)

 November 2013
Wednesday 27
17:00 - SEMINAR - genomic prediction in plant breeding programs: : estimating heritability and predictive accuracy of genomic prediction in plant breeding programs Website | More Information
Heritability is often used by plant breeders and geneticists as a measure of a trial’s precision, or the precision of a series of trials. For computing its main use is the response to selection.

Most formulas proposed for calculating heritability implicitly assume balanced data and (...)

 December 2013
Thursday 05
10:00 - SEMINAR - Analysing Biodiversity via Organelle Genomes : CHANGE OF DATE !!!!!!! Pls note: was Fri 6, now Thu 5 Dec! More Information
A Joint Seminar with speakers from ARC CoE Plant Energy Biology (UWA) and Kings Park Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority labs.

16:30 - SEMINAR - Special Seminar: 2013 Ag Institute Australia Fellows Website | More Information
Ag Institute Australia Fellows, Professor Bob Belford (Curtin University) and Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique (The UWA Institute of Agriculture) will give talks about 'Soils, roots and technology - a journey'; and about 'Grain legumes: a missing link in dryland farming systems' respectively. Re (...)

 January 2014
Tuesday 28
16:00 - SEMINAR - Glutathione: From the chloroplast to the nucleus and back : Seminar on the functions of glutathione in cellular redox homeostasis Website | More Information
The low molecular weight thiol antioxidant, reduced glutathione (GSH) is a multifunctional metabolite in plants. GSH is an important redox gatekeeper that maintains redox homeostasis. It also participates in oxidative signalling pathways that regulate gene expression and determine the outcome of (...)

 February 2014
Tuesday 04
13:30 - WORKSHOP - Workshop: Setting Academic Standards for Agriculture : What should a graduate in agriculture know, understand and be able to do? Website | More Information
The AgLTAS project aims to develop a National Academic Standards Statement for agriculture – representing what a student in Agriculture and related disciplines should know, understand and be able to do on graduation.

You are invited to attend an upcoming workshop, led by Dr Tina Acuna (...)
Thursday 20
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Valuing ecosystem services - how can economics help? More Information
Professor Ian Bateman, University of East Anglia, will deliver a public lecture examining the application of economic analysis to ecosystem service assessments. Prof. Bateman will discuss methods for valuing changes in the services provided by the natural environment, and how to identify (...)

 March 2014
Wednesday 26
9:45 - PRESENTATION - Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum : 6 presentations and announcement of winners Website | More Information
Six recent honours graduates (-5 from UWA-) in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management will present their research (15 min each) at the 'Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum', hosted by the Ag Institute Australia (WA Division)and DAFWA. Following the presentations, the Forum winners will be (...)

 April 2014
Friday 04
11:00 - SEMINAR - Predicting pro-environmental agricultural practices: The social, psychological and contextual influences on land management Website | More Information
Pro-environmental agricultural approaches have been developed, but their uptake has not been sufficient to mitigate environmental degradation. A lack of suitable theoretical frameworks limits research on famers' environmental behaviours, and there has been little integration of social sciences in (...)
Friday 11
11:00 - SEMINAR - Australia's grain supply chains : Dr Ross Kingwell, Chief Economist, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre Website | More Information
Australia’s grain supply infrastructure has been in the news. Late last year the Federal Government blocked ADM’s proposed take-over of GrainCorp. Here in Western Australia, Bunge have built grain export port facilities in Bunbury and the Chinese firm Heilingjiang Feng Agricultural are currently (...)

 May 2014
Friday 02
11:00 - SEMINAR - Dr Roger Lawes: Is there a new twist in an old technology? : Modelling crop rotations with the Land Use Sequence Optimiser Website | More Information
Crop rotation, where a legume, pasture, fallow or oilseed is grown after a cereal crop to manage soil borne disease and on occasions fix nitrogen, is one of the oldest technologies in agriculture.  However, we are still researching the concept because plant breeding helps some crops resist certain (...)
Friday 23
11:00 - SEMINAR - Threshold effects and climate change policy : Assistant Professor Morteza Chalak, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy Website | More Information
Climate change scientists have shown concerns about possible sudden changes due to crossing a temperature threshold. Many authors emphasized the importance of sea level rise due to melting ice sheets of Greenland and west Antarctica and its large economic consequences. We study the economic (...)
Friday 30
11:00 - SEMINAR - Public preferences for carbon farming co-benefits : Assistant Professor Marit Kragt, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy Website | More Information
The Australian Government still has initiatives to encourage climate change abatement practices by farmers. Under the Direct Action Plan, farmers can gain carbon credits for sequestering carbon in soils or vegetation, or for reducing emissions. Next to mitigation, these 'carbon farming' activities (...)

 June 2014
Wednesday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - Climate change adaptation: water conservation and crop production in south-western Australia and the Loess Plateau of China : this seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Climate simulation models suggest that mean temperatures on the Loess Plateau of China will increase by 2.5 to 3.75°C by 2050, while those in the cropping region of south-west Australia will increase by 1.25 to 1.75°C. The rainfall in south-west Australia rainfall is predicted to decrease by 20 to (...)
Thursday 05
13:30 - EVENT - IOA Postgraduate Showcase - Frontiers in Agriculture : 9 PhD students present their diverse agriculture-related research Website | More Information
The Institute of Agriculture's annual Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s best PhD students at an advanced stage of their research. This year, nine presentations covering a wide range of disciplines will highlight some of the research and progress underway at UWA in the area of (...)


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