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Displaying from Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 September 2011
Wednesday 14
11:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Maturase proteins in higher-plants mitochondria group-II introns splicing : Expression of mtDNA in plants is complex, particularly at post-transcriptional level More Information
The expression of the mtDNA in plants is complex, particularly at the post-transcriptional level; RNA processing events which contribute to organellar genome expression include hundreds of RNA-editing events and the splicing of numerous group-II-type introns which lie within many protein-coding (...)
Monday 26
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Increase in crop productivity and nutrient use efficiency in China's intensive agricultural systems : Improving crop productivity and nutrient use efficiency while reducing environmental risks in China's intensive agricultural systems Website | More Information
Recent agricultural growth in China has mostly been driven by yield per unit area increase rather than by expansion of the cultivated area. This lecture discusses the approach of 'Integrated soil–crop system management' (ISSM) which aims to ensure high productivity and sustainability in the long (...)
Tuesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Farming on the Edge: What we thought then, what we know now Website | More Information
We invite you to join us for this final lecture by Kevin Goss in his role as head of Future Farm Industries CRC.

This public address is a reflection on the wicked, unintended consequences that can arise from rapid economic development, the high cost of government policy inertia to deal (...)
Wednesday 28
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : “Losing Our Endemic Sense of Place: Solastalgia in South West Western Australia.” Website | More Information
  We are living in a period of ecocultural disintegration. The complexity and diversity of culture and ecology (ecocultural diversity) is being removed and/or homogenised by powerful forces all tied to modernity, global development and now, climate change. In some respects we are now all in the (...)

 October 2011
Wednesday 05
16:00 - EXPO - UWA Postgraduate & Honours Expo 2011 Website | More Information
The Postgraduate and Honours Expo showcases a host of opportunities for further study, including honours and postgraduate coursework and research possibilities.

Discover the courses each faculty has to offer, learn about postgraduate scholarships, attend information sessions and talk to (...)
Thursday 06
16:00 - SEMINAR - CMCA - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at UWA – The Bayliss NMR Facility Website | More Information
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy provides insight into molecular structure, interactions and dynamics. It has applications in a wide range of disciplines including chemistry, soil science, botany, biochemistry, exercise physiology, pharmacy, marine archaeology, microbiology, engineering and (...)
Tuesday 18
12:30 - OPEN DAY - 'Whole-farm Carbon Emission' Field Day : Showcasing programs related to on-farm green house gas mitigation and adaptation Website | More Information
The Field Day showcases the 'Reducing Emissions from Livestock Program' focusing on the measurement and modelling of emissions on-farm. On display will be the latest technology for measuring in-field emissions, with experts to explain how it works, as well as information about emission profiles (...)

 November 2011
Wednesday 16
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : The contribution of soil N2O emissions to the carbon footprint of wheat and biodiesel production in Western Australia Website | More Information
Correctly accounting for soil nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions is necessary when assessing the carbon footprint of agricultural and bioenergy cropping systems. Although soil N2O emissions appear low in relation to N fertiliser inputs [e.g., 1.0% if Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (...)

 December 2011
Thursday 01
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Inaugural Community Forum - The health of the Swan River. Website | More Information
In response to growing public interest in the health of our aquatic ecosystems, the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia will now be holding a monthly discussion forum in relation to issues and questions regarding our water resources in Western Australia.

The (...)
Thursday 08
9:00 - LAUNCH - Building a future for Groundwater in Western Australia: : Celebrating the Western Australian node of the NCGRT Website | More Information
Building a future for Groundwater in Western Australia: Celebrating the Western Australian node of the NCGRT

The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is a co-funded Centre of Excellence of the Australian Research Council and the National Water Commission. This (...)
Thursday 15
12:30 - SYMPOSIUM - A Celebration of the Career of Dr Ian Williams More Information
Colleagues and friends of Dr Ian Williams are invited to attend an afternoon symposium to celebrate his contribution to science and education in a career spanning more than 30 years at UWA. Dr Williams has worked in the Animal Science Group and the School of Animal Biology. The programme will (...)

 February 2012
Thursday 09
13:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Scientific & Business Potentials in Exploring Marine Microbial Life : ABSTRACT AVAILABLE More Information
Professor Duarte is Director of the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia and Research Professor with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) in Mallorca, Spain. His research focuses on understanding the effects of (...)
Monday 20
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A short course Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with little or no knowledge of statistics. It will be spread over three days covering material ranging from means and standard deviations to simple linear regression, and basic ANOVA. Some basic categorical data analysis will be included with the emphasis (...)
Monday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Special Seminar : “Growing our future - the challenge and promise of the desert! Website | More Information
The coastal strip of Israel is densely populated and suffers from all the common drawbacks of densely populated areas: air, soil and groundwater pollution; high land prices; chronic traffic congestions; urban violence, etc. The Negev covers sixty per cent of Israel’s surface but is home to less (...)

 March 2012
Thursday 15
16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Phosphite - a potent 'fungicide' .. but why? : PLS NOTE CHANGE OF TIME! Prev 1pm, now 4pm. More Information
Phosphorus (P) is essential for plant growth, but often has a low availability due to a low solution P pool and sorption to soil minerals. ABSTRACT AVAILABLE.
Tuesday 27
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Teach For Australia "Ace Your Application" : Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed? Website | More Information
Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed?

Two reps from Teach for Australia will talk you through the various components of the graduate selection process.
Wednesday 28
9:45 - EVENT - Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum : Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum Website | More Information
students/graduates in Agriculture competing for Young Professionals in Agriculture Award' ; winners will be announced at 1.45pm by Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Terry Redman

 April 2012
Wednesday 04
12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Apr4: : "Developments in Australian Aid for International Agricultural Research" More Information
The Soil&Water seminar on Weds, April 4th at 12pm will be given by Emeritus Professor Alan Robson, as an invited speaker for Soil Science Australia. All welcome!

TITLE: "Developments in Australian Aid for International Agricultural Research"

Abstract: In the (...)
Friday 13
9:00 - COURSE - Semiparametric Regression : A Short Course Website | More Information
Semiparametric regression is concerned with the exible incorporation of nonlinear functional relationships in regression analyses. Assuming only a basic familiarity with ordinary regression, this short-course explains the techniques and bene ts of semiparametric regression in a concise and modular (...)
Wednesday 18
13:20 - Forum - Bioenergy Forum : The Energy and Minerals Institute along with the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry are pleased to invite you to The University of Western Australia’s Bioenergy Forum Website | More Information


Microalgae Energy Farms for Low Cost Biodiesel Production Presented by Dr Peer Schenk

ABSTRACT: From start to finish, biodiesel production from microalgae requires optimisation of all steps towards cost effectiveness and energy efficiency, as current limitations exist mainly (...)


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