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 October 2012
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 (...)
Wednesday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : ‘Tropical Limnology; Is there such a branch of limnology? If so, what does it represent?’ Website | More Information
The branch of limnology often referred to as ‘Tropical’ limnology is represented by lake studies as diverse as those from alpine, high elevation lakes in Papua New Guinea to athallasic saline lakes located in tropical desert climes.

Thus it can be argued that the internal variability in (...)

 November 2012
Wednesday 07
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Hydrological and biogeochemical pathways in hillslopes of coastal plain catchments: How does seasonality affect phosphorus fate and transport processes? Website | More Information
Nutrient loss from terrestrial ecosystems causes nutrient enrichment in receiving waterways (eutrophication) threatening their water quality and biodiversity values. The Peel-Harvey estuary (WA), RAMSAR-listed wetlands and their contributing waterways in coastal plain catchments in the Peel-Harvey (...)
Monday 12
11:00 - WORKSHOP - Unlocking soil's secrets to open the door to agricultural productivity gains : Soil Biology Workshop with international, national and local speakers Website | More Information
As the world population grows and we are facing a 70% increase of food demand over the next four decades,the need to retain versatile and productive soils for food production and to maximise the output from the land is one of the most important issues of our time. This symposium will bring together (...)
Wednesday 14
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Numerical modeling of the Long-term transport, dispersion, and accumulation of Black Sea Pollutants into the North Aegean coastal waters. Website | More Information
The present ecological situation of the Black Sea in relation to increased shipping from ports in the Black Sea, the prospect of considerably high tanker traffic carrying Caspian and Central Asian oil through the Aegean and the excessive loads of nutrients and other harmful substances flowing from (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Cherishing our place: Do women have a special role? : Guest lecture by Professor Carmen Lawrence Website | More Information
There are two glaring omissions from orthodox models and theories of economic growth: the planet and the human families and communities which live within it. These models neglect the fact that the human economy is embedded in the biosphere which consists of living things, the products of living (...)
Wednesday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : The role of inland aquatic ecosystems on green house gas fluxes. Website | More Information
Inland aquatic ecosystems, including rivers, lakes, ponds and reservoirs, occupy a small part of the landscape, but play a key role as a conduit for gas exchange with the atmosphere.

This is dependent on a much larger active surface that previously recognised, intense metabolism in (...)
Wednesday 28
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Agricultural land management strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in the Gippsland Lakes, Australia. Website | More Information
A target to reduce phosphorus flows into the Gippsland Lakes in south-eastern Australia by 40% in order to improve water quality has previously been established by stakeholders. This target, like many others worldwide, has been set mostly on the basis of environmental concerns, with limited (...)

 February 2013
Saturday 09
11:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Corporate Social Responsibility in Business Website | More Information
What does corporate social responsibility really mean? And why is social impact becoming increasingly important? Join Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau as he examines the accelerating economic relationship between government, business and the not-for-profit sector in delivering social and (...)

13:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Developing Ocean-Based Solutions for Humanity's Greatest Challenges Website | More Information
Oceans can provide us with solutions to address some of our greatest challenges – to safely and sustainably deliver water, food, energy and bioresources. Hear about some of the innovative ocean-based research being undertaken at the Oceans Institute.

This includes environmental (...)

13:30 - PUBLIC TALK - UWA Future Farm 2050 : Hear about clean, green and ethical farm management and how farming can contribute to biodiversity Website | More Information
The population of the world is tipped to reach nine billion by 2050 and UWA is already working on developing the best farming methods to help feed that many people. Hear about clean, green and ethical farm management and what the University is doing in these areas, as well as how farming can (...)
Sunday 10
10:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Crawley to Kew and Back: Reflections of a Western Australian Botanist on Global Sustainability Website | More Information
Professor Steve Hopper AC moved to London in 2006 to be the Director of Kew Gardens. He spent six years there and led the organisation through celebrations for its 250th anniversary in 2009. He is a plant conservation biologist, best known for pioneering research leading to positive conservation (...)

13:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Providing World-Class Solutions to Humanity's Challenges : Meet a panel of UWA experts working to meet the challenges of climate change, feeding the world and reducing carbon emissions Website | More Information
Our global population will grow to nearly nine billion people by 2040 and the world must find solutions to challenges that include climate change, feeding the world and reducing carbon emissions. Through the Energy and Minerals Institute, UWA is often chosen for industry collaborations based on our (...)
Wednesday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Water Accounting has been in development since June 2004 when the States and Commonwealth Governments signed the National Water Initiative. Website | More Information
Recent developments in water accounting include the release of:-

1. the Australian Water Accounting Standard,

2. a draft Water Accounting Assurance Standard for public comment,

3. a Water Accounting Framework for the members of the Minerals Council of Australia,

 March 2013
Wednesday 06
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Seconds from Disaster - Managing Mining Organisational Risk. Website | More Information
Organisational accidents are typically rare, catastrophic events that can occur within complex modern systems such as nuclear power plants, commercial aviation, petrochemical plants, aerospace, marine, rail transport and complex technological organisations such as banks and mines. It is generally (...)
Saturday 09
8:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Empower Camp : Meet people. Explore Ideas. Leadership Skills Website | More Information
Engineers Without Borders and Enactus have collided in an explosion of colour and magnificence to bring you Empower Camp 2013!

What: Meet like-minded people. Explore and discuss ideas around development, poverty, and social justice. Develop leadership skills. There will be workshops (...)
Wednesday 13
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : The Spectacular Space Shuttle Era: My story, technical and personal Website | More Information
In January 1969, I arrived as a new emigrant to United States at a time of great excitement for adventurers like myself. Astronauts were about to land on the moon and there was much talk of plans for a new spaceship to be called the Space Shuttle. That plan looked surprisingly like the imaginary (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Abrupt Climate Change in the Arctic: Why should we care? Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Professor Carlos M. Duarte, Director, UWA Oceans Institute.

The Arctic is the least studied of all regions of the planet, but also that which has warmed fastest to-date and which is predicted to continue to do so along the 21 st century. While the Antarctic (...)
Tuesday 19
11:00 - EVENT - Enviro Fest '13 : UWA Enviro Fest aims to empower UWA students and staff to reduce their environmental impact, and increase their appreciation of the natural environment. Website | More Information
UWA Enviro Fest aims to empower UWA students and staff to reduce their environmental impact, and increase their appreciation of the natural environment.

Each year Enviro Fest provides opportunities to indulge your interest in the natural environment and learn more about sustainable (...)


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