ANU congratulates distinguished scientist and ANU Professor Graham Farquhar AO for being named the 2018 Senior Australian of the Year.
Professor Farquhar represented the ACT for the national Senior Australian of the Year Awards announced ahead of Australia Day.
If you want to learn about plant and animal ecology properly, you need to be surrounded by it. And that’s exactly what this course does. The course introduces students to field studies in plant and animal functional ecology.
Every time you breathe you are producing carbon dioxide and taking up oxygen from the atmosphere. However, plants are able to do the contrary; using sunlight they produce oxygen and capture CO2, which in a crop means more food production where more CO2 is captured.
Speaker: Assoc Prof Devi Stuart-Fox, University of Melbourne
The adaptive significance of animal coloration is clear: it matters for survival (camouflage, warning coloration, mimicry) and it matters for reproduction (sexual and social signalling). But what about wavelengths that we cannot see?
Speaker: Prof Robin Chazdon, University of Connecticut and University of the Sunshine Coast
Robin Chazdon is Professor Emerita in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Connecticut and Research Professor with the Tropical Forests and People Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast.