JCU Events JCU Inspiration on Tap

JCU Events

Wed, 23 Oct 2019

JCU Inspiration on Tap

Cairns

When: 23 October 19, 6:30pm -- 8pm

Where: Salt House, Marina Point, 6/2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns

Come along and be inspired as JCU’s top researchers and academics share their expertise with the local community outside of the lecture theatre.

There will be two topics presented on the night. These include:

Trapping the 'BBQ Killer': Novel Approaches to Capture the Asian Tiger Mosquito

The so called 'BBQ killer', the Asian tiger mosquito is a highly invasive mosquito with a near global distribution. In Australia, this species is currently restricted to the Torres Strait, where several dengue outbreaks have occurred. This talk will detail novel techniques used for surveillance of the Asian tiger mosquito in the outer islands of the Torres Strait.

Presented by Tom Swan

Art, Frankenstein and Climate Change

Environmental messages delivered by the arts and humanities are recognised for their culturally sensitive forms and broad community appeal. In this presentation, creative work of local environmental artists will be discussed in relation to how the problem of marine pollution can be transmitted through works of art.

Presented by Associate Professor Robyn Glade-Wright

Reserve your free seat here

Contact details:

events@jcu.edu.au | (07) 4781 6838