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.

Thursday 2 April 2015

The Energy Express seminar series is designed to provide a regular forum to present and discuss a range of energy-related topics and themes. The seminars are open events, and aim to bring together industry, government, and the broader UQ community including academics, researchers, students and alumni.

Tuesday 31 March 2015

The coconut has provided staple nutrition on tropical coasts and island for millenia. It had spread far and wide long before Homo sapiens colonised tropical regions beyond Africa.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Genomics of Food Security

Professor Robert Henry
Director, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Legume research – symbiotic nitrogen fixation and food sustainability

Presented by Peter M. Gresshoff
Centre of Integrative Legume Research (CILR), SAFS, University of Queensland.

Tuesday 3 March 15, 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Room 275, GCI Building (# 20)


Wednesday 26 November 2014

strengthening Australian science to influence
global change

The Global Change Institute (GCI) invites you to attend the inaugural Challenge of Change Lecture presented by The Honourable Penelope Wensley AC HFEIANZ.

Ms Wensley will address some of the great challenges confronting humanity, and Australia's ability to contribute to global efforts to address these.

Thursday 16 October 2014

To celebrate World Food Day, we invite you to join us at a special tour of the UQ Bush food garden followed by morning tea hosted by Indigenous chef, Dale Chapman.

The new bush food garden was planted in 2014 and showcases some of the unique flavours and medicinal properties of plants from South East Queensland.

Monday 29 September 2014

Methods for automated acquisition are offering new and exciting opportunities for large-scale acquisition of data samples for the sciences. Such large-scale data collections can be too massive to be realistically annotated by human operators, which creates a need for automated annotation. Conveniently, methods for automated semantic interpretation of images and audio samples are becoming increasingly powerful. This is evident in the ever-increasing applications of speech and image recognition for consumer products and businesses.


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