UWA Logo What's On at UWA
   UWA HomeProspective Students  | Current Students  | Staff  | Alumni  | Visitors  | About  |     Search UWA    for      

PUBLIC LECTURE: UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture

* Login to add events... *
Today's date is Monday, March 01, 2021
UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : New ecosystems, new ideas? Search for appropriate touchstones in a era of rapid change Other events...
The science and practice of ecological restoration have depended for several decades on key touchstones such as ecological integrity and historical fidelity to provide moral guidance on appropriate action. The intensification of human-caused environmental and ecological change is giving rise to hybrid and novel ecosystems, and thus blurring the picture on counts as proper restoration. Does historical knowledge still matter? Is conventional restoration still appropriate? What targets should be used in designing restoration projects? What are the foundations of a 'new' restoration? These questions, and ones like them, are beginning to receive the technical and scientific attention they deserve, but so too is it important to clarify values for a new ecological world order. In this lecture Professor Higgs will draw on recent ideas about ecological restoration, novel ecosystems, and environmental ethics, as well as his decade-long field research in the Canadian Rocky Mountains examining landscape change.
Speaker(s) Professor Eric Higgs
Location Albany Centre, 35 Stirling Tce, Albany
Contact Paula Phillips <[email protected]> : 98420888
URL https://www.albany.uwa.edu.au
Start Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:30
End Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:30
Submitted by Paula Phillips <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:02
Included in the following Calendars:
Additional Information:
  • Locations of venues on the Crawley and Nedlands campuses are available via the Campus Maps website.
  • Download this event as: Text | iCalendar
  • Mail this event:

Top of Page
© 2001-2010  The University of Western Australia
Questions? Mail [email protected]