Stanley Burbury, University Centre, and OnlineSummary:
Dr Dana Bergstrom, Australian Antarctic Division delivers the 28th Richard Jones Memorial Lecture
- Dr Dana Bergstrom, Australian Antarctic Division
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For some, Antarctica is a myth, for others, it's the centre of everything. Come on a breathtaking journey exploring this realm beginning with Antarctica’s Gondwanan origin. With Antarctica's detachment from South America and Australia more than 30 million years ago, the Circumpolar Current developed, the oceans cooled and the land began to freeze, transforming the once forested continent to a predominantly icy one.
Iconic species including emperor penguins and specialised ecosystems evolved and today, this life faces major conservation challenges including ecosystem collapse. It may feel like a long way away, but Antarctica is anything but remote to Australia and the rest of the world, and Antarctic science is delivering many emergent lessons for us.
About the Speaker
Antarctica – valued, protected, and understood personifies Dr Dana Bergstrom's vocation. She is an applied Antarctic ecologist who for decades, has championed evidence-based conservation science in biodiversity, biosecurity, and impacts of climate change. Skilled at science translation and distilling complexity, she recently led the exploration of ecosystem collapse from Australia’s tropics to Antarctica, delivering innovative options for modern conservation. She is a 2021 Eureka Prize Finalist for Leadership in Innovation and Science.
The Richard Jones Memorial Lecture will be moderated by Corey Peterson, Associate Director - Sustainability, University of Tasmania.
If you are planning to attend the event in person at the Stanley Burbury Theatre, please arrive from 5.30 pm to allow time for health screening and Check-in before taking your seat. Tickets are essential and may be electronic or printed