Challenges associated with climate change will require diverse and strategic approaches to ensure both long and short term goals can be met, according to Professor Alistar Robertson, Dean of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at The University of Western Australia.
“Understanding the complexity and impact of climate change requires a cross disciplinary approach from all the sciences and even the professions. At UWA, our academics and researchers are keen to assist in that process of understanding,” Professor Robertson said.
He said that exploring ways of meeting the challenges of climate change would be the theme of a free public lecture at UWA’s Alexander Lecture Theatre, at 7pm, Wednesday, July 25, 2007.
Leading authorities at UWA will present a three-pronged approach to tackling this crucial issue:
- UWA’s Premier’s Research Fellow, Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb, will look back four billion years in the search for alternative energy sources;
- Professor Kadambot Siddique, Director of UWA’s Institute of Agriculture, will discuss how food production systems need to be adapted to a drying climate; and
- Australian Research Council Federation Fellow Professor David Pannell will consider government challenges in understanding and responding to complex environmental issues.
Information about UWA courses in geoscience and agricultural sciences will be available at the lecture, in the Alexander Lecture Theatre, Arts Building (car park 3, enter off Hackett Drive, Entrance 1).
Chris Hale 61 8 6488 1141