JCU Events TESS Seminar Series

JCU Events

Wed, 10 Aug 2022

TESS Seminar Series

Cairns, Online
When: 10 August 2022, 4pm -- 5pm

Where: JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield
Room 03, Building A3 - Crowther Theatres

TESS seminars feature international, Australian, and local JCU researchers whose work falls within Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Sciences.

How has Climate Change affected Queensland’s Mulga and Mitchell grass over the past 50 years?

This work exposes the floristic change and climatic trends over half a century. A definite conclusion is difficult as the processes are still ongoing, and the authors found appropriate to summarize the factual findings rather than to attempt to close up the 50-years of dynamic study. Some of the finding over the course of the study are: mean annual temperature has increased by about +0.200C for the half century; the generally expected trend toward more drought-resistant plants has not been detected by the vast number of observations (up to 2021); and annual rainfall has decreased by an average of 1.0mm per decade over the past 13 decades.

About Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts trained in Agricultural Ecology in South Africa and worked in Southwest Queensland from 1972 before he focused on establishing the National Landcare movement. Brian has held several professorial and published several books, first on grasses, then on Indigenous future, having grown up with tribal people. Dr Brian pays his respects to the Badjiri people of his study area.

The seminar will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Join via live stream

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3clcdOP

YouTube link: https://bit.ly/37hpJ0v

More information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/tess/seminars
Contact details:

Dr Yoko Ishida | yoko.ishida@jcu.edu.au