2011 Dean’s Public Lecture

Ben GawneProfessor Gawne’s talk entitled, ‘The implications of climate change and its challenges’, will discuss the current conditions of the Murray Darling Basin, and future challenges for the ecosystem and the management of the Basin.

Professor Gawne has been with MDFRC for the past 14 years where he was initially appointed as the Officer in Charge of the Mildura Laboratory.  He was appointed the Director of MDFRC in 2002, and his main research interests involve aquatic ecosystems and fish habitats. MDFRC has been fundamental in supporting sustainable management of the ecology of the Basin.

The lecture is presented live and broadcast via video link on three of La Trobe University’s campuses including: Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo and Melbourne.

The Climate, Sustainability and Society lectures

The Climate, Sustainability and Society event is a series of public lectures presented by leading thinkers who represent a range of approaches to issues of sustainability and climate change each year.  The lecture series supports a multidisciplinary subject offered to undergraduate students on three campuses of La Trobe University. Three prominent speakers will draw on science, social science and economic perspectives to address the issues surrounding climate change and sustainability. The University invites the public to join staff and students at the Melbourne, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga campuses as they embrace the challenges of the future.

Interview/Photo Opportunity


Dean’s Public Lecture 2011: Climate, Sustainability and Society lecture 3:
The implications of climate change and its challenges

When?     Thursday 22 September 2011, 6 pm     

Where?     Main Lecture Theatre, Building 6, Albury-Wodonga campus, University Drive, Wodonga (Video conferencing to the West Lecture Theatre 2 (Melbourne campus), McKay Lecture Theatre (Bendigo campus))

For more information please contact:

Lisa Prowling
Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, Faculty Science, Technology and Engineering
T (03) 9479 2199 E l.prowling@latrobe.edu.au