Securing food, water and the environment

Dr Gillian Shepherd interviews Professor Mike Clarke in this interesting insight into the research focus area, 'Securing food, water and the environment'.

Together they discuss:

  • Recently funded projects including looking at the effects of heat stress on pollen production in wheat crops, prescribed burning and bushfire risk, and a peri-urban planning conference
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth report and the importance of the Research Focus Area understanding the processes that affect ecosystems, species and human communities
  • How science can learn from humanities 
  • Historical ecology: trying to understand the past to help what we're facing in the future 

At the end of the interview we learn Mike's pick of the animal kingdom - which comes from his experience as an ornithologist.

Video interview: Securing food, water and the environment

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