Tuesday 10 July 2018
University of Queensland scientists are launching a new monthly series of seminars focussing on nutrient stewardship and the development of next generation fertilisers. Coordinated by UQ’s Professor Susanne Schmidt, this interdisciplinary group will include input from industry and government stakeholders.
Friday 8 June 2018
This event will be an opportunity to highlight the carbon-reduction potential of geopolymer concrete to representatives from industry, research and government. In addition, the workshop will examine the constraints preventing wider take-up of these advanced materials and explore potential opportunities for research collaboration. Please note the change-of-date. The event will be held on Friday, 8 June at the Global Change Institute.
Tuesday 5 June 2018
Future Earth is an eminent global research network aimed at enhancing sustainability by enabling and translating the Sustainable Development Goals from research to practice. This informal public event will showcase the activities of the global Future Earth network by bringing together three key Future Earth initiatives underway in Australia and abroad.
Friday 1 June 2018
The theme for the 2018 Global Change Institute photo competition is ‘Coral Reefs under Global Change’. Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and play a crucial role in determining weather, stabilising planetary temperature and regulating the atmosphere. Life would not be possible without our oceans. Coral reefs make up 0.1% of the Earth’s surface, and yet they are known to house as much as 25% of all marine biodiversity. Research shows that at the current rate of warming, coral reefs – which provide food, jobs and storm protection to several hundred million people – will disappear completely by 2050. More than simply warming marine waters, climate change is also inducing increased ocean acidity that will take generations to negate. In this the International Year of the Reef, rising sea levels, unsustainable fishing, global pollution and coastal development are all threatening the future of our coral reefs, and the resources they provide.
Tuesday 22 May 2018
The UQ Global Change Institute is delighted to welcome Bureau of Meteorology Senior Principal Research Scientist Dr Scott Power to deliver a GCI science seminar on Tuesday, 22 May. Dr Power conducts research on global warming, El Niño, decade-to-decade climate variability, Pacific climate, and historical changes in severe weather. He is also the Bureau's focal point for planning on a number of projects aimed at assisting Small Pacific Island Countries better adapt to climate change and climate variability. The former head of operational climate monitoring and prediction in the Bureau, Scott is also and a former acting head of Australia’s National Climate Centre.
Thursday 3 May 2018 to Friday 4 May 2018
Mr Richard Corey has 28 years of professional experience in the air pollution field with more than 20 years of that experience in a management capacity at California’s Air Resources Board (ARB). Richard has been Executive Officer at California Air Resources Board since April 2013. In the context of climate change action, Richard oversaw the establishment of the second largest carbon market in the world, supervising the development and implementation of California's pioneering cap and trade regulation including the first two successful auctions of carbon allowances.
Thursday 19 April 2018
Dr Joëlle Gergis's soon-to-be-released book Sunburnt Country pieces together Australia’s climate history for the first time. It uncovers a continent long vulnerable to climate extremes and variability. It gives an unparalleled perspective on how human activities have altered patterns that have been with us for millions of years, and what climate change looks like in our own backyard. (Note: Due to high demand, organisers have increased the room capacity.)
Thursday 19 April 2018
Here's your chance to help PLAN and DESIGN an exciting new community garden at UQ’s St Lucia campus.
Tuesday 3 April 2018
A two-day forum to showcase Indonesian research at The University of Queensland.
Wednesday 28 March 2018
On 3 April 2016 the Queensland Government announced it had granted coal leases to Adani. The leases are in Banjo Paterson country, where ‘Waltzing Matilda’ was written.
Wednesday 7 March 2018
The proposed Anthropocene epoch has generated much discussion around its reality, its possible start dates, and its implications for contemporary human societies. Relatively less effort has been aimed at understanding the potential future trajectories of the Anthropocene and what processes and feedbacks might determine them. This talk will take a deep time, complex systems perspective on the future trajectory of the Earth System in the Anthropocene.
Monday 26 February 2018

Northern Australia is a highly productive part of the country with substantial opportunities for further targeted development.

This region makes a substantial contribution to the Australian economy, particularly through the agriculture, mining and tourism industries.

Thursday 22 February 2018

Human impacts on biodiversity are leading to extinction that largely exceeds natural background rates.

This is impairing the capacity of ecosystems to deliver basic goods and services to humanity; and in turn, it is undermining efforts to improve human welfare.

In this presentation, I describe global scale analyses into the impacts of climate change on marine and terrestrial ecosystems and how they are making a large fraction of the world’s human population vulnerable to loosing important sources of revenue, food and jobs.

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