Upcoming Events

Climate impacts on coastal ecosystems

Location: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Building 6, Level C, Room 12

Society’s greatest environmental challenge is confronting the impacts of climate change. In this talk, I present and discuss evidence that coastal climate change has already had impacts on coastal ecosystems. Coastal climates have changed in multiple ways. Upwelling has intensified, wave height has increased, oceanic water temperature has increased while coastal water temperature has decreased, oxygen levels in the ocean have decreased, and coastal waters have become more acidified and less amenable to calcification of marine organisms. Associated with these


Enough Doom and Gloom: Holistic Approaches Bring Hope for People and Ocean

Speaker: Dr Jane Lubchenco

Location: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra

Unprecedented changes in the ocean and human uses present very significant challenges to sustainable use of the ocean.  From collapsing fisheries to dead zones and ocean acidification, from coral bleaching to plastic pollution, the news is seemingly hopeless.   But bubbling up from countries around the world are innovative, science-based solutions that are proving successful in addressing many of the key problems.

The big questions are: Are these solutions scalable?  What are the enabling conditions for these solutions to become the


HDR Student Conference 2017

Location: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in Building 7, Level C, Room 22

The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) is presenting the inaugural higher degree by research (HDR) conference in 2017. This conference will showcase the current student research at the IAE, covering a broad array of topics including wildlife genetics, genomics, environmental chemistry, toxicology, water science and conservation ecology. It is a chance to learn about current research projects and talk to the HDR students undertaking research at the IAE.

Please RSVP for free here.