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 August 2016
Friday 05
11:00 - SEMINAR - Importance of accounting for private benefits and increasing opportunity costs in planning ecological restoration. Website | More Information
Conservation projects implemented on private land often generate both public and private benefits. Private benefits are important determinants of cost-effectiveness, success, and adoption of such projects. However, they have not been adequately considered in ecological restoration planning and (...)
Monday 08
15:00 - SEMINAR - CMCA Seminar: Why NMR matters in Metabolomics : In principle, NMR is an ideal technique for metabolomics. More Information
In principle, NMR is an ideal technique for metabolomics. It is non-destructive, non-biased, highly quantitative, requires no prior separation, permits the identification of novel compounds and needs no chemical derivatization. However, relative to other analytical techniques NMR is slow and (...)
Friday 12
11:00 - SEMINAR - Category Errors in Natural Resource Management Planning – Issues and Solutions Website | More Information
Documenting the contribution of nature to human wellbeing, e.g., as human values or ecosystem services, is critical to the effective management of natural resources. However, problems with classifying desirable end states, including the mixing of means and ends, undermine research, planning and (...)
Tuesday 16
7:30 - PUBLIC TALK - 2016 Women in Agriculture Breakfast : Each year UWA SNAGS host a women in agriculture breakfast to introduce readily involved and influential women of the industry to those studying in the natural and agricultural sciences Website | More Information
Each year UWA SNAGS host a women in agriculture breakfast to introduce readily involved and influential women of the industry to those studying in the natural and agricultural sciences.

This year the event will be on the 16th August at 7:30am. This event has been a great success in (...)

16:00 - EVENT - Are Plant Barcodes the Future of Conservation? : Join Dr Ellen Jorgensen for this free talk More Information
Join Dr Ellen Jorgensen for a free talk during National Science Week. Hear about Ellen’s fascinating project to barcode native plant species in a remote area of Alaska for their future conservation. Dr Jorgensen is visiting from New York, where she is co-founder of Genspace – the world’s first (...)
Friday 19
11:00 - SEMINAR - Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south-west of Western Australia Website | More Information
This study aims provide a framework through which the trade-offs between prescribed burning, wildfire suppression and wildfire damages can be brought to light and evaluated. It uses an economic model in conjunction with a wildfire simulator to test different prescribed-burning strategies and (...)
Saturday 20
9:00 - EVENT - 24 Hours of Biology Website | More Information
Join us for a jam-packed weekend of FREE biology-based talks, hands-on workshops and two ticketed science-themed theatre shows! Meet and talk to scientists about their studies and what it is like to be a researcher. Explore the expanse that is biology; learn about the complex lives of sharks, how (...)
Thursday 25
11:00 - EVENT - To tweet or not to tweet? Social media for Scientists (Thursday August 25th 11am-1pm) Website | More Information
UWA scientists are invited to meet with Dr Melanie Bagg from the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC). Melanie will share tips and advice on the best use of social media to communicate your research with the media and the communities you want to reach.

Melanie has a PhD in Medicine (...)
Friday 26
11:00 - SEMINAR - Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south-west of Western Australia Website | More Information
This study aims provide a framework through which the trade-offs between prescribed burning, wildfire suppression and wildfire damages can be brought to light and evaluated. It uses an economic model in conjunction with a wildfire simulator to test different prescribed-burning strategies and (...)

 September 2016
Thursday 01
17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Nitrogen crises in agriculture and potential solutions : In this public lecture, Dr Udvardi will discuss basic and applied research and development approaches that aim to reduce the use and environmental impact of industrial N-fertlizers, while maintaining or even increasing plant productivity. Website | More Information
Low concentrations of mineral- and organic-nitrogen compounds in many soils limit plant growth and productivity. Industrial production and use of N-fertilizers relieved this constraint in many agricultural systems and fuelled the Green Revolution of the 20th century. Without N-fertilizers there (...)
Thursday 15
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Importance of Marine Protected Areas for Our Oceans : A public lecture - part of the 2016 Our Ocean conference Website | More Information
This satellite event is part of the 2016 Our Ocean Conference. Held in Washington, D.C. on September 15-16 and hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the conference focuses on the key ocean issues of our time – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-relat (...)
Friday 16
11:00 - EVENT - Engel’s Law, Diet Diversity and the Quality of Food Consumption Website | More Information
Increasing income brings about a decline in the relative importance of food consumption, a wider spread of spending patterns and a demand for higher-quality goods. Using an index-number approach, this paper analyses these three closely related tendencies. Stripping out the impact of prices from (...)
Saturday 17
16:30 - EVENT - Pingelly Astrofest : An Astronomically Awesome Free Event Website | More Information
UWA Farm Ridgefield and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are hosting a community based festival event to celebrate astronomy and Australian science on Saturday, 17 September 2016. The event will feature fun and engaging activities in a beautiful rural setting, at UWA (...)
Monday 19
15:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : The biochemist stripped bare: fundamental issues around data analysis and presentation that have taken about 20 years of doing science to sink in More Information
As practising scientists, we all know that every measurement we make is subject to uncertainty - and we also all know that there are a whole set of protocols that have been developed to help you quantify that uncertainty and help you make decisions about and present your data. These tools are (...)
Wednesday 21
8:00 - STAFF EVENT - mLEARNING SUMMIT : Explore the use of mobile and in-context learning in Higher Education Website | More Information
Join us for the mLEARNING SUMMIT, the main event for the mLearning Month (September 2016) hosted by the Centre for Education Futures.

The mLearning Summit will be featuring our own Professor Gilly Salmon addressing the role of mobile learning in blended education.

Also (...)

 October 2016
Monday 10
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Assessment and Feedback Futures: Tools for Good Practice Website | More Information
UWA Staff are invited to join Mark Bailye (Blackboard) and Centre for Education Futures staff for this active workshop to explore how technological tools can support the UWA Policy on Assessment, and enhance good assessment and feedback practice. This session will help you get the most out of (...)
Tuesday 25
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Data Carpentry Workshop : Learn basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data Website | More Information
This workshop is open to UWA graduate students and UWA researchers. There is a maximum of 30 places. The cost is $22 (incl. GST). Topics covered: data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine, data analysis and visualization in Python, and SQL for data management.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Induction of fertile ovulation and puberty advancement by a new kisspeptin analog : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: The neuropeptide kisspeptin and its receptor, KiSS1R, govern the reproductive timeline of mammals. Previous studies pointed to their central role to maintain fertility by triggering puberty onset and promoting ovulation by stimulating gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion (...)
Wednesday 26
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - UN World Food Day and SDG2 free event : Wed26 October 5:30pm @ Rio Tinto Theatrette, Perth, WA:https://www.facebook.com/events/627188600785729/ Website | More Information
Next Wed26 October at 5:30pm we will be having a free wonderful event focused on promoting UN World Food Day and UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 to ' End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition plus promoting sustainable agriculture' from a WA perspective.

Here is the (...)
Friday 28
13:00 - EVENT - Video Feedback: Engage students & enhance their learning experience : Helping provide a higher quality of feedback in the same amount of time. Website | More Information
Research indicates the provision of video feedback on student assessments results in an overwhelmingly positive impact on engagement, performance and overall perception of the unit and its coordinator. Join Learning Technologists Liberty Cramer and Michelle Bunting from the Centre for Education (...)


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