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Displaying from Thursday, December 15, 2011
 December 2011
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 02
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Another India: Land, Water and Rural Poverty Website | More Information
Discussion of India in the public sphere in Australia often focuses on the growth of the Indian economy, trade relations, and the emergence of India as a powerful economic and political actor within the international system. Less present in media and public discourse on India is consideration of (...)
Wednesday 22
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Where will the food come from in a hotter, more crowded world? Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Distinguished Professor, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and Evan Pugh Professor, Penn State University.

The climate is warming. Water tables are falling around the world. Biodiversity is under ever-increasing pressure. The (...)
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 (...)

16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Molecular Basis of the Antifungal Activity of a Plant Defensin : JOINT PRESENTATION: ARC CoE PEB / UWA School of Plant Biology More Information
Professor Anderson's current work is focussed on defence molecules produced by plants for protection against insect pests and pathogens.. More Info Available

 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.
Monday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Being an ecologist in Western Australia: Life in a biological wonderland caught in a minefield of polarized debates Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Richard Hobbs, 2011 WA Scientist of the Year.

Professor Hobbs studies the patterns and processes of life - species and how they interact, ecosystems and how they work - and how humans intersect with and affect these species and ecosystems. Working as an (...)
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

 June 2012
Thursday 07
13:30 - EVENT - Postgraduate Showcase 2012 : 'Frontiers in Agriculture' Website | More Information
Each year The UWA Institute of Agriculture hosts an annual Postgraduate Showcase where selected postgraduate students in the area of Agriculture and related Natural Resource Management present their research findings. The Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s outstanding PhD (...)

 July 2012
Thursday 19
13:30 - EVENT - The UWA Institute of Agriculture Industry Forum 2012 : Foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land and agri-business: challenges and opportunities Website | More Information
Join us in an afternoon of information and debate about one of agriculture's hottest current topics: Prominent industry leaders will discuss foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land and agri-business, its challenges, opportunities and its potential impacts on farming families and (...)
Wednesday 25
12:00 - Competition - Three Minute Thesis Final : 10 PhD students will explain their research and its significance in just 3 minutes each. Website | More Information
The 3MT competition challenges research students to give a dynamic and engaging presentation about their research and its significance in a way that can be understood by everybody. The audience will select the "People's Choice" winner.
Tuesday 31
17:00 - EVENT - Mother's eating habits affect her daughters' milk production : Public lecture on the effects of fetal programming and their transmission to offspring Website | More Information
What makes a healthy start to life? This is the single overarching question and focus of the NRCD, a New Zealand government-funded Centre of Research Excellence, bringing together leading scientists from six organisations across New Zealand to answer this question. Acting Director, Prof Hugh Blair (...)

 August 2012
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and (...)
Wednesday 22
12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Aug22: : "Local knowledge and use of soil biota in agriculture" More Information
The next Soil&Water Seminar speaker will be Assistant Prof. Natasha Pauli from SEE(UWA), at 12pm on Weds Aug 22. All welcome!

TITLE: “Local knowledge and use of soil biota in agriculture”

ABSTRACT: Efforts to increase above- and below-ground biodiversity in farming systems (...)
Thursday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Climate Change: Will we cope? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Chris Rapley CBE, Professor of Climate Science, University College London.

In this public lecture Professor Chris Rapley CBE will present a brief overview of the Earth system, and the evidence that human activities, especially our use of fossil fuel energy (...)

 September 2012
Wednesday 19
12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Sept19: : "Nitrogen - future challenges for agricultural science" More Information
All welcome!

Title: “Nitrogen – future challenges for agricultural science”

ABSTRACT: Fertilisers currently represent 15-20 per cent of the cost of production wheat grain. This cost will rise with the shortage of raw materials used to make fertiliser, the increasing costs in (...)
Friday 21
16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Structural change in UK pastoral agriculture: what is the end-game? : Structural change in UK pastoral agriculture: what is the end-game? Website | More Information
The past ten years have seen considerable shifts in the patterns of land use and land management practices in the UK, driven mainly by changes in the European Union Common Agricultural Policy, climate change policy in the UK, and wider economic and world food price issues. As the drivers for (...)

 October 2012
Wednesday 17
8:30 - EVENT - Australia China Business Council Education Forum 2012 : Chinese Language and Cultural Competency in Schools and Industry - Real Links to a Sustainable Relationship Website | More Information
Whilst trade and enterprise have led Australia's bilateral relations with China, education promotes mutual understanding and long lasting links. This year's forum will focus on developing Chinese language and cultural competency in schools, universities and industry. His Excellency Mr Chen Yuming (...)
Tuesday 30
18:45 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Presentation about the UWA Future Farm project at the AGM of Greening Australia : UWA Future Farm - the vision of an ideal farm for 2050 and doing it now More Information
Come along and hear Professor Graeme Martin, speak on UWA Future Farm 2050 Project, an ideal farm for 2050 Professor Graeme Martin.

Professor Graeme Martin is the Head of the School of Animal Biology, UWA and Deputy Director of the UWA Institute of Agriculture, and Chair of UWA Future (...)

 November 2012
Wednesday 07
10:00 - SYMPOSIUM - EMBARGOED - EverCrop Research Workshop : The role that perennials can play in increasing profitability, resiliance and environment outcomes in Australian mixed-farming regions. More Information
EverCrop is a Future Farm Industries CRC project funded by GRDC, in partnership with CSIRO, DAFWA, NSW DPI, SARDI and regional partners.

EverCrop's work has identified opportunities for greater use of perennials than exists currently. Speakers will talk about pasture cropping with sub-tr (...)


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