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May 2021

Why the World Needs Ecologists

13 May @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

  We are drowning in bad news. Two pages into the (1000pg) United Nations Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and you’ll be pleading for Tolstoy. Even David Attenborough is depressing these days. Ecosystems collapse and species loss is…

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Next-Gen Spatial Tech for Forest Management

20 May @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

  New spatial technologies - like remote sensing, global positioning systems, ground based sensors, monitoring and other ICT interventions - are set to revolutionise our understanding of our forests and improve our capacity to manage and sustain them. Join three…

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Location, Location, Location: Immune Protection by Tissue-Resident T-Cells

27 May @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Online Australia

T cells are specialised immune cells that are central to the complex, adaptive immune response to infection and disease. T cells are “trained” to recognise specific fragments or components of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens (e.g. a component of the…

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June 2021

Liveable Cities for All: Are We There Yet?

10 June @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Liveable Cities for All

Our definition of "liveability" is important if we are serious about cities that facilitate healthy and sustainable lifestyles that support both individual and planetary health.

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STEM and Society: The Anthropocene

16 June @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

  Human pressures on the planet as a whole – the ‘Earth System’ – have now become so great that scientists have proposed that we have now left the Holocene, the geologic epoch that has been humanity’s accommodating home for…

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Coastal Resilience: How Landforms Cope with Changing Waves and Rising Seas

24 June @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Coastal Resilience

The 2021 Howitt Lecture Presented in partnership with the Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division). Our coast is a dynamic system. As the protective boundary between the land and sea it absorbs the constant energy it receives from waves and…

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July 2021

Decarbonising Energy: At the Tipping Point

8 July @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Online Australia
Decarbonising Energy

Australia has the highest per-capita greenhouse emissions of any advanced economy, we’re on track to miss our Paris commitment, and we're nowhere near achieving net zero.

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STEM and Society: A Hard-Won Theory – Tectonic Plates in Victoria

14 July @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Online Australia

It can be confusing when we hear from scientists reluctant to deal in absolutes, who instead engage in conversations about ‘degrees of certainty’. In the world of science, a ‘theory’ is the closest something may ever come to being ‘the truth’. To understand what modern scientists can go through to arrive at an accepted theory, we’re taking a look at one of the major revelations of the past century: the theory of tectonic plates.

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August 2021

Indigenous Food and Agriculture

13 August @ 6:30 pm7:45 pm
Online Australia

Come yarn about native foods, healthy eating and Australian Indigenous farmers.

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Collecting Insights: Environmental Adaptation in Victoria @ Parliament of Victoria

22 August @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Online Australia

Join us for our ACCLIMATISE special panel conversation, streamed live from the Legislative Council Chamber at Parliament House with a small invited live audience of families.

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September 2021

From Dump to Paradise: Saving the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from Extinction

16 September @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Explore this long-term campaign to recover and establish populations of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot in discrete locations across Victoria.

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Foodprint Melbourne: Building the Resilience of Melbourne’s Food System

23 September @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Online Australia
Foodprint Melbourne

Compounding crises have revealed the cracks in Melbourne's food supply system, flaws that make our population vulnerable to scarcity.

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