Ecology and Evolution Series: Blueprints for action

We continue our focus on how University of Adelaide researchers are finding solutions to key problems in the fields of ecology and evolution.

Our Autumn 2021 theme is: Blueprints for action.

As environmental scientists, we work hard to identify key targets for conservation in a world of trade-offs. But how do our discoveries translate to change-making policies? Join us for our Autumn Series as we explore the challenges and emerging frontiers of informing governments in evidence-based policy for environmental action.


Curious. Cutting-edge. Community.

These free, online seminars are hosted by a handful of researchers who donate their time on behalf of the University of Adelaide, for our environmental science community around the world. We hope you can join us!

Register  Seminar series homepage

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Friday March 5

Matt Bowie

Matthew Bowie

PhD candidate - School of Biological Sciences
Supervisors: A/Prof Phill Cassey, Dr Timo Dietrich, Prof Lian Pin Koh

How do you choose what’s for dinner, the clothes you wear, or the way you travel? Many of the threats facing biodiversity result from our choices but changing our behaviour is easier said than done. Bowie will offer insights from his PhD on sustainable coffee and consumer behaviour change.

Bowie's researcher profile

Presentation resources


Professor Hugh Possingham

Professor Hugh Possingham

Chief Scientist, Queensland Government

How might conservation science drive change-making policies? In this distilled collection of tips and tools for researchers, Hugh offers insight into the critical intersection of science and government. Queensland's Chief Scientist presents a 'must see' for everyone working to transform science into action.

Hugh's researcher profile


Friday May 7

Dr Alice Jones

Dr Alice Jones

Industry Research Fellow - Uni of Adelaide / Department for Environment and Water

Alice’s research focuses on mitigating climate change through protecting & restoring coastal ecosystems. She holds a joint position between the University & DEW. This allows her to bridge the gap between ecological research & the evidence-based management of South Australia’s ecosystems & species.

Alice's researcher profile


Dr Nick Gellie

Dr Nick Gellie  

Research Fellow - Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, University of Adelaide

Nick is a research fellow who works for the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). Nick has worked with a broad range of partners in Australia and abroad in research that has predominantly been focussed on determining the optimal genetic resources needed to restore degraded landscapes.

Nick's researcher profile


Professor Rachel Ankeny

Professor Rachel Ankeny 

Agrifood Program Leader - Stretton Institute, Uni of Adelaide

Rachel is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar across history and philosophy of science, bioethics and science policy, and food studies. She is well-recognised as a scholar who translates academic findings in ways that are relevant for stakeholders and the broader community.

Rachel's researcher profile


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