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June D3SJmeeting

From: geoffrey
Sent on: Monday, June 2, 2008 4:17 PM

D3SJ* meeting June 2008:

Adaptation of biological systems to climate change

Dr. Bob Sutherst is an Honorary Reader at the University of Queensland. He spent more than a decade researching the effects of climate change on insect pests, weeds and diseases in CSIRO. Bob was leader of the global pest activity within the International Geosphere Biosphere Program for five years. His main interest has been modelling geographical distributions of species to estimate risks from invasive species and to identify risk and opportunities for biological control. He is currently helping to lead the Stock Route Coalition of NGOs, which aims to have the stock route networks in Queensland and NSW give protected status as biodiversity corridors to facilitate adaptation to climate change.

Bob's will review some of the most interesting effects of climate change on species, explain how they can adapt to climate change and suggest ways in which we can help endemic species to survive in the fragmented landscape that modern human society has created.

Date & time: Wednesday 11 June 2008

5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea

6.00pm - presentation

6.45pm - discussion

7.15pm - meeting concludes - enthusiastic participants are encouraged to continue discussion over dinner at another venue

Venue: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Boardrooms, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.

Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of nearby on-street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.

Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.

Cost: FREE!

* Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice:

We invite participation from all members of the public who agree with these medical and scientific principles: that we should use evidence, reason and fairness as the primary means to address the issues facing society

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