Other events in Melbourne

From small creatures to vast ecosystems

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6.30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
Carlton Brewhouse, 24 Thompson St, Abbotsford,
Melbourne 3067
Come learn the importance of classification to understand organisms and processes and how to protect them.

There's nothing silly about naming psyllids!

Dr Francesco Martoni (PostDoc, Lincoln University)
Don't know what psyllids are? You'd be silly to miss this opportunity to find out in tonight's talk about insects, DNA, bacteria and the importance of knowing names when discussing the psyllid biodiversity of New Zealand and Australia.

Dr Martoni recently received his PhD in Entomology from the Lincoln University, New Zealand. He started his first PostDoc in Melbourne working for Agriculture Victoria.

Why ecosystems matter

Dr Emily Nicholson (Associate Professor, Deakin University)
Ecosystems support plants and animals, and provide us with countless benefits, such as clean air, water, and food. Discover how assessing risks to ecosystems is the first step to conserving them and how this has flow-on effects for nature and people.

Dr Emily Nicholson's research focusses on conservation decisions, ranging from ecosystem assessment to global policy and local scale decision-making such as Indigenous land-use planning. She works in partnership with governments, NGOs & communities.

Membranes for a Better World

Professor Sandra Kentish (Head of School, University of Melbourne)
Membranes are plastic materials that can be used to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. They are used to purify water, to remove CO2 from gases and to concentrate sperm for IVF. They can even purify the beer that you with be drinking!

Prof. Kentish is Head of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Melbourne. She was selected as one of Australia's Most Innovative Engineers in 2017 and as a Woman of Influence by the Australian Financial Review in 2018.