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.

Thursday 15 February 2018


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Friday 1 December 2017

Missed attending our recent Challenge of Change Lecture by the Australian Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, on 12 July 2017?

Explore the memorable night with our collection of terrific photos taken by  Please note: all images (C) UQ Global Change Institute.

Friday 24 November 2017


[Reservations for this event have now reached capacity. You may wish to sign-up for the wait-list and be notified of any cancellations.]

Building a More Sustainable Food System from the Ground Up: Food systems and the new ‘sustainable materialism’

Tuesday 3 October 2017 to Thursday 5 October 2017

Workshop on Applications in Natural Resource Mathematics (WANRM)

Global Change Institute
3-5 October 2017

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Presented by Bruce Cogill, PhD,  MS

The relationship between biodiversity and nutrition are thought to be many and mostly beneficial.

Thursday 31 August 2017

The Global Change Institute is proud to announce a special one-off seminar by

Professor Stephen Palumbi

Jane and Marshall Steel Jr. Professor in Marine Sciences, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford

Friday 18 August 2017

Gerald Midgley is Professor of Systems Thinking in the Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK.

He also holds Adjunct Professorships at the University of Queensland, Australia; Mälardalen University, Sweden; the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

He was Director of the Centre for Systems Studies at Hull (1997-2003 & 2010-2014). From 2003 to 2010, he was a Senior Science Leader in the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), New Zealand.

Thursday 17 August 2017


[STOP PRESS: This event is now booked out. The Chasing Coral documentary is also available on Netlix]

Join us for a FREE film screening of Chasing Coral followed by a Q&A session led by The University of Queensland's Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, who also features in the film. 

Monday 14 August 2017

Do your research ideas cut across disciplinary and thematic boundaries, and demand new ways of thinking?

Do you have a clear ‘line of sight’ to stakeholder requirements that you hope to inform with your research?

Would you like to work with colleagues from across UQ and beyond on projects designed to have an impact and influence?

Wednesday 12 July 2017

The Challenge of Change Lecture is designed to challenge conventional thinking, question current policy, and address the greatest environmental and sustainability issues facing humanity today.

Previous speakers have included former Queensland Governor, The Hon. Penelope Wensley AC, Australian Ambassador for the Environment Peter Woolcott, and Australian Finance journalist, Alan Kohler.


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