QUT's Institute for Future Environments invites you to attend the eighth annual Samford Ecological Research Facility Information Session, which will outline our research, education and outreach activities at the site over the past year. We have some exciting research projects to present to you this year and will have staff and students on site to chat to you and answer any of your questions.
The Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF) is a living laboratory for research and educational experiences for our researchers, students and visitors. Managed by the Institute for Future Environments (IFE), the 51-hectare property is located in the Samford Valley, 25-minutes northwest of QUT's Gardens Point campus. The facility is a base for our research, teaching and learning in a range of ecological, engineering, built environment and educational programs relating to urban development, and its impact on ecosystems.
The property was generously bequeathed to QUT in 2009 by renowned Queensland entomologist Dr Elizabeth Nesta Marks AO, who conducted world-recognised research with mosquitoes and malaria in the 1940s and 1950s. Each year, we present one undergraduate student with the Dr EN Marks Sustainability Award to recognise research projects that engage the wider community and maintain the environmental integrity of SERF.
We hope you can join us at SERF for an informal and informative afternoon. Families and children are most welcome. To assist with catering, please register by Friday 14 October.