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Displaying from Wednesday, August 08, 2012
 August 2012
Wednesday 08
12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Aug8: : "Assessing strategies for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production: Role of grain legumes and soil liming" Website | More Information
The first Soil&Water Seminar for Semester 2, 2012, will be Assoc. Prof. Louise Barton from SEE(UWA)on Weds Aug 8. All welcome!

TITLE: “Assessing strategies for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production: Role of grain legumes and soil liming.”

ABSTRACT: (...)
Wednesday 15
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : REGULATON OF THE WATER, GAS AND ELECTRICITY INDUSTRIES IN W.A Website | More Information
Regulation of the utility industries is relatively new in Western Australia. The Economic Regulation Authority was established to licence, monitor and set customer protection standards across the utility industries, particularly water, gas and electricity. In addition, the Authority determines (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Frontiers of Ethics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dale Jamieson, Director of Environmental Studies, New York University.

Climate change presents us with problems of utmost complexity. In particular, climate change poses the largest-scale and most difficult collective action problem that humanity has ever faced (...)
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 (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Current Knowledge of the Brain of Sharks and Their Relatives: Evolution and Adaptation Website | More Information
Cartilaginous fishes are comprised of approximately c. 1185 species worldwide and occupy a range of niches and primary habitats. It is a widely accepted view that neural development can reflect morphological adaptations and sensory specializations and that similar patterns of brain organization (...)
Wednesday 29
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Green chemistry incorporating microfluidic platforms. Website | More Information
Green chemistry is about developing processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and use of chemical products.

The presentation will track the development of green chemistry, as a drive towards getting the planet onto a (...)
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 05
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Hydro-environmental modelling study of tidal renewable energy schemes Website | More Information
In recent years there has been a growing international public concern about climate change, global warming, reducing the carbon footprint, increasing oil and gas prices and the rapid depletion of fossil fuel reserves.

The UK is committed to the EU renewable energy targets, with the UK (...)
Sunday 16
18:00 - SYMPOSIUM - 1st Symposium on Plant Signalling & Behaviour : A 5-day symposium covering themes from Plant Cell Biology & Signalling to Plant Sensory & Behavioural Ecology and Theoretical Botany Website | More Information
It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the very 1st Symposium on Plant Signalling & Behaviour (SPSB 2012) to be held at the University of Western Australia on 16th-21st September 2012.

The SPSB 2012 was conceived out of a desire to support and advance this new and (...)
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 (...)
Thursday 20
12:00 - EVENT - What Matters to me and Why (with Paul Flatau) : Conversations with UWA Academics on what really matters to them Website | More Information
'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how these things continue to shape people's lives and academic work.

The next conversation is with Paul Flatau (...)
Friday 21
7:30 - EVENT - UWA Bike and Bus Day : Free coffee and muffin for cyclists and bus-riders to celebrate World Car Free Day More Information
Fuel your stomach and not your petrol tank by cycling or catching the bus to UWA.

Friday 21 September, 7:30am - 9am All coffees made from Fairtrade and organic certified beans

BUSES: Our friendly voluteers will meet you at UWA's major bus stops on Stirling Highway. Flash your (...)

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 (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Thesis Presentation: : Hydrodynamic modelling and fluorescent spectral methods for characterising the spatial distribution of phytoplankton. Website | More Information
Identifying structure in aquatic environments and showing the relationship to phytoplankton diversity is challenging because it is difficult to make direct measurements of all relevant variables at the necessary temporal and spatial scales. Two new approaches are demonstrated, which allow (...)
Wednesday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Corals form characteristic associations with symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria Website | More Information
A. Kimberley Lema1,2, Bette L. Willis1, and David G. Bourne2

1ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Australia ([email protected]; [email protected]) 2Australian Institute of Marine (...)

 October 2012
Wednesday 03
12:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Oct3: : "The Staples Economy and Regional Development in Western Australia” More Information
The next Soil&Water Seminar will be Prof. Matthew Tonts from SEE, at 12pm on Weds, Oct 3rd. All welcome!

Title: “The Staples Economy and Regional Development in Western Australia”

Abstract: In the 1930s, Canadian historian Harold Innis developed his 'staples thesis' to (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Extreme rainfall over the south and north Website | More Information
Extreme rainfall over the south and north-west of Western Australia and the Sydney region of NSW over the last fifty years has been modelled using a Bayesian hierarchical approach based on statistical extreme value theory. Spatial variability of the extreme rainfall distribution is modelled using a (...)
Wednesday 10
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : The seasonal hydrodynamic habitat of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret, Israel) Website | More Information
Physical processes in lakes are the result of a large number of different mechanisms occurring over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales affecting ecosystem function in a variety of ways. Hence, a deep understanding of the lake hydrodynamics and its variability is essential in understanding (...)
Wednesday 17
8:00 - EVENT - Bike doctor on campus for National Ride to Work Day : Free bike checks by the UWA Bike Doctor Website | More Information
Find out why your bike makes noises, is hard to ride, or why the gears and brakes aren't that great.

Doctor Bike will fix minor mechanical problems and give advice on what's wrong and how to fix it.

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Consistent abundance distributions of marine fishes in an old, climatically buffered, infertile seascape. Website | More Information
Macroecological theory predicts that along direct physiological gradients there will be unimodal abundance distributions of species and consistent rates of assemblage turnover. However, the majority of marine studies that have investigated the realised distribution of species along latitudinal or (...)


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