Tuesday 28 July 2015

Over 70% of Australia's agricultural income is derived from exports. While the trade of surplus agricultural production is regarded as a cornerstone in economic development, the world food market remains tightly regulated and protected. With on-going protectionism and the Doha Round failing to reach any consensus on agriculture at a multilateral scale, countries have been engaging in bilateral and plurilateral agreements (agreements) to bypass the impasse.

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Many factors have been related to the deterioration of Caribbean coral reefs. Among those factors, about 35 years ago a disease known as "white-band" almost drove two of the most prominent corals to extinction: Acropora palmata and A. cervicornis.

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Over the past decade, cities in the U.S., Australia, and other developed countries have emerged as the scale of governance best able to address climate change and other threats to environmental sustainability.

Wednesday 8 July 2015

During her expedition to The Great Barrier Reef in November-December 1987, Captain Cousteau’s exploration vessel “Calypso” was equipped with the small 2-man submersible SP-350.

Friday 26 June 2015

Network of Environmental Social Scientists Seminar

Presented by Dr Danielle Shanahan, School of Biological Sciences UQ

Thursday 25 June 2015

Presented by Mr Doug Yuille - Water Quality Policy Manager, WWF Sustainable Agriculture

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Mr Doug Yuille from WWF's Sustainable Agriculture program, and former manager of Queensland Dept of Environment's reef protection project will lead a discussion on 'Reducing the impacts of Agriculture'.


Thursday 11 June 2015

The vast majority of recent emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic – that is they are transmitted from animals to humans.

Wednesday 20 May 2015

In this seminar, former CSIRO Chief Research Scientist TJ Higgins discusses the challenges and opportunities of gene technology for the developing world with focus on global trends of GM crops and recent developments for food legumes in Africa and India.

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Presented by Dr Toni Darbas, CSIRO Land and Water Flagship

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Dr Laurence McCook will outline the synthesis of biophysical effects of dredging, as a resource for ongoing management, followed by an opportunity for discussion of the implications for developing policy on dredging. 

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Presented by Tira Foran, CSIRO Land and Water Flagship, Canberra. This talk will unpack and extend arguments offered in a paper published last September in World Development (Foran et al. 2014). Both “food security” and “innovation” are invoked frequently in policy discourse around agricultural development, with innovation seen as vital to achieving better food security outcomes.

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Global fishing effort is unsustainable and “… leading inexorably to an impending crisis for global marine fisheries.” This seminar argues that the primary cause of this impending crisis is the failure of States to transparently and equitably distribute the ‘conservation burden’, and thereby enable the adoption of sufficiently strong measures to reduce overfishing to sustainable levels and remove overcapacity. Given current levels of overfishing, conservation measures are required that reduce fishing mortality.


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