A leading climate scientist at The University of Western Australia will give a free public lecture tomorrow, Kimberley Climate and People - The Last 100,000 Years.
Dr Karl-Heinz Wyrwoll, a senior lecturer in UWA's School of Earth and Environment, will examine climate variations in Australia in the past 100,000 years.
The Kimberley Foundation Australia Annual Lecture will also look at whether Aboriginal forest burning affected the Australian summer monsoon and the overall impact of people on Kimberley climates.
Dr Wyrwoll's research interests cover physical geography, geology and past climates, including climate modelling. He collaborates with climate scientists in the UK, USA and China on the modelling of past climates - providing theories on possible future climate states.
The Kimberley Foundation Australia was established in 1995 to study the past in order to protect the future of the Kimberley region.
WHAT: The Kimberley Foundation Australia Annual Lecture
DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2011
TIME: 5.45pm for 6pm start
WHERE: University Club auditorium, UWA. The nearest car park is P3 off Hackett Drive, Entrance 1.
CRICOS Code: 00126G