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.
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.
What do Data Science, Agriculture and Climate all have in Common?
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 | Presented by A/Prof Yvette Everingham, JCU
4pm-5pm | Room D3.054 JCU Cairns video-conferenced to Room 145.030 JCU Townsville
In this talk, Yvette will overview some of her current research projects which aim to help farmers in North Queensland fine-tune their irrigation and nitrogen practices with the view to increasing profits and delivering water quality benefits. These projects rely heavily on effectively integrating data science, climate modelling and crop simulation approaches. Yvette will discuss some of the obstacles encountered and potential pathways for moving forward.
Playing God: Introducing natural hydrological processes back to cities
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 | Presented by Dr HanShe Lim, JCU
Urbanisation has resulted in a host of hydrological problems including flooding and water pollution. This seminar focuses on recent attempts to reduce and manage these problems by re-introducing natural hydrological processes back to urban areas. Some of these attempts include the construction of water-sensitive design elements such as rain gardens and green roofs as well as larger projects involving river and floodplain restoration. The talk will refer to examples from around the world, particularly with reference to the tropics, and assess the effectiveness of such attempts and its potential for implementation in Cairns.