Friday 11 October 2019
Australian and Pacific Island Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples are on the front line of the global climate crisis. They are also leaders in charting responses to this crisis that can uphold human, and including Indigenous, rights. This one-day event will bring together speakers from across Australia and the Pacific to identify the specific human rights, including Indigenous rights, challenged by the climate crisis. It will also create a forum for strategic alliance building across NGOs, researchers and community organisations to support on-going rights based climate campaigning, research and education.
Friday 20 September 2019
Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience UQ's world-class research technology, initiatives and expert services first-hand. Register today! Research Capabilities Showcase is a unique platform where UQ research capabilities showcase their leading-edge research initiatives, services and impacts
Tuesday 6 August 2019
Evening Seminar and Panel Discussion
Wednesday 24 July 2019

Market Day is not to be missed with more than 190 stalls highlighting internal and external services, clubs, societies and programs for new and current students to get involved in.

Thursday 11 July 2019
Please join us for an evening of discussion on food, agriculture, dispossession and sovereignty, and the challenges contemporary food sovereignty movements face in untangling from colonial logics. We will be joined by Dr Christopher Mayes – author of the recently published book: Unsettling Food Politics, Agriculture, Dispossession and Sovereignty in Australia (Rowman and Littlefield). A little about the book: Unsettling Food Politics provides an unsettling reminder that Australian agriculture and food systems are part of the on-going systems of colonialism and historic injustices that bare down on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Wednesday 10 April 2019


Dr John Ingram

University of Oxford, UK
Currently visiting The University of Queensland on an OECD Research Fellowship

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 (2.30 – 4.00 pm)
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland

Friday 15 February 2019
The Gulf of Aqaba/Eilat (GoA), Red Sea, harbors a high-latitude (29°N), yet flourishing and diverse coral reef. In spite of a normal rate of warming (~0.035°C per yr) and the occasional occurrence of extremely hot summers, no mass bleaching has ever been reported from the GoA. The local corals appear to defy the otherwise universal “heating rule” of coral bleaching. On the other hand, mass mortalities of corals occur in the GoA due to algal smothering during unusual spring blooms that follow extremely cold winters. In this talk, I will demonstrate how both phenomena are related to the unique geology and oceanography of the Red Sea, where a shallow sill (137 m) at the Straits of Bab el Mandeb controls the temperature and extent of water exchange with the Indian Ocean. Consequently, the deep Red Sea waters are unusually warm (e.g., 21°C at 2500 m depth), stratification is weak, and vertical mixing during winter reaches depths that greatly exceed any other warm-water ocean on the globe (e.g., >800 m in the cold winter after the Pinatubo eruption in 1991).
Wednesday 2 January 2019


The UQ Global Change Institute wishes its friends and supporters a safe and happy festive season.

We expect to make several exciting new announcements during 2019 regarding the institute’s research focus and direction, so watch this space.

GCI staff will return to work on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Why do food researchers and activists need to understand capitalism?

Wednesday 17 October 2018
Plastic waste is undoubtedly a global challenge. Our love affair with plastic began with the widespread popularity of Bakelite wireless radios in the early 1900s. Fast-forward another 100 years or so, and Leo Baekeland could never have foreseen the popularity, diversity or ubiquity of the material for which he coined the name ‘plastics’. It’s widely acknowledged that plastic has now become a significant threat to our long-term ecological survival. Plastic is literally everywhere – and that’s becoming a BIG problem because we don't have a sophisticated way of dealing with the material on a global scale.
Thursday 11 October 2018
Join Tor Hundloe and Keeley Hartzer for the Brisbane launch of their timely new book which outlines how solar energy has changed the world forever. Bookings essential as places are limited for this world-first preview evening at the UQ Global Change Institute.
Tuesday 25 September 2018
[SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED-OUT] -- We are delighted to announce that Australian environmentalist Professor Tim Flannery will deliver the 2018 Challenge of Change Lecture at the UQ Global Change Institute on Tuesday, 25 September. Professor Flannery has published more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has named 25 living and 50 fossil mammal species. His 32 books include the award winning The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Tuesday 21 August 2018
Join Stephen Polasky, Regents Professor and the Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics at the University of Minnesota, when he discusses how China is developing and testing a new measure of ecological performance, Gross Ecosystem Product (GEP), as a guide to securing sustainable improvements in both human well-being and the environment. GEP accounting can help reveal the social and economic contributions of ecosystems, highlight ecological connections among regions, guide financial compensation from ecosystem service beneficiaries to regions supplying those services, inform conservation policy and serve as a government performance metric.


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