Keep clothing out of landfill and learn new skills. Bring your worn, torn and buttonless clothing to the UC Repair Cafe and we will help you to revitalise it. If you know your way around a needle and thread, come along and help others.
Although fitness of individuals is evolutionary in nature, and adaptation to changing environments can occur very rapidly, until recently, evolutionary genetic variation has been under the radar in conservation planning. Only a few percent of threatened species plans contain actions aimed to manage genetic diversity, despite genetic diversity being recognized by the IUCN as one of three levels of biodiversity. However, this picture is changing fast, owing to new thinking and ever-accelerating ability to obtain useful genetic data quickly and cost-effectively. The talk will explore why and how decisions can be made about genetic management of wildlife species, with examples encompassing two ongoing research programs on genetic rescue of threatened species, and a study of a little bird that is full of big surprises.
We welcome you to join the Peter Cullen Trust, Griffith University and the University of Canberra for the 2019 Peter Cullen Lecture.Dr Anne Poelina will present the lecture Rivers' Talking: Are The Humans Listening?There will be time for questions after the lecture, followed by drinks and canapes.