TESS seminars feature international, Australian, and local JCU researchers whose work falls within Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Sciences. Speakers are typically established or postdoctoral researchers.

  • Where: Cairns Institute D3.054 in Cairns, video-linked to ATSIP 145-030 Townsville
  • When:   4 - 5pm on the advertised date, followed by drinks and nibbles
  • Who:     All welcome!

If you are hosting a visitor or would like to give a seminar, please contact the seminar coordinator, Dr Lori Lach by email to Lori.Lach@jcu.edu.au.

TESS postgraduate students are encouraged to present at the annual TESS retreat.

Next seminar

M Barbour

Leaf anatomy in 3D; linking leaf form and function through imaging, modelling and stable isotopes

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 | Presented by Margaret Barbour|University of Sydney, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Leaves are a nexus for the exchange of water, carbon and energy between terrestrial plants and the atmosphere. Recent technological advances in imaging and modelling allow spatially explicit 3D analysis for the first time. Coupling these developing techniques with high temporal resolution measurements of isotopologue exchange will allow long-standing questions related to plant carbon-water exchange to be addressed.

Coming up

Abstract and session details to follow


Land Sharing and Conservation: Lessons from Lizards

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | Presented by Lin Schwarzkopf | Prof, James Cook University

WTMA: 30 years anniversary

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | Presented by WTMA |

Sue Laurance

Seminar 25

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | Presented by Susan Laurance| A/prof, James Cook University