Will European land use devastate Australia’s unique biodiversity?
Australia’s landscape has changed dramatically since the arrival of Europeans 224 years ago.
The Australian environment has had to deal with massive changes, including agriculture, introduced plants and animals, cities, highways, irrigation, increased population, the decline of traditional land management, and much more.
What are the impacts to the Australian landscape? How has our unique biodiversity been affected?
Can a compromise be struck between European land use practices and protecting our unique biodiversity, or should we give up now?
And most importantly, how can we plan for a sustainable future?
Hear some of Australia’s top scientists and land managers debate these questions, building on the work of The Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS).
This debate concludes the 2012 ACEAS symposium, where scientists have been crunching data and knowledge on animal and plant extinctions and how we can best manage our fragile land.
Free, but booking required
In association with The Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS)
This event will be livestreamed. Please visit riaus.org.au/livestreaming to view the event.