Lightning Talks #6
Time and Venues
|Venues||Local Time||Time Zone|
|Adelaide Waite Campus – SA-Waite-B101-FG-R00-BoardWICWest||12:00 pm||ACST|
|Armidale – B55-FG-R00-Small||12:30 pm||AEST|
|Bribie Island – B01-FG-Small||12:30 pm||AEST|
|Brisbane St Lucia QBP – Room 3.323||12:30 pm||AEST|
|Canberra Black Mountain – Discovery Lecture Theatre||12:30 pm||AEST|
|Irymple (See Natalie Strickland)||12:30 pm||AEST|
|Narrabri Myall Vale – Conference Room||12:30 pm||AEST|
|Perth Floreat B40-F1-R46-Rossiter Room||10:30 am||AWST|
|Sandy Bay (Hobart) – River View Room||12:30 pm||AEST|
|Toowoomba – Meeting Room||12:30 pm||AEST|
|Townsville – Room 145-231||12:30 pm||AEST|
|Werribee (Melbourne) – Peacock Room||12:30 pm||AEST|
Peter Thorburn: Not so sweet – public pressure on the sugarcane industry
Dr Peter Thorburn is the Research Group Leader for Subtropical Agriculture in CSIRO A&F. He is an agricultural scientist with multidisciplinary interests in the dynamics of soil-plant interactions and a strong commitment to enhancing the sustainability of agricultural systems. With a background in soil science and plant physiology, his work focuses on developing and applying simulation models to understand soil and plant interactions in agricultural production systems, aiming to quantify and reduce detrimental environmental impacts. Peter coordinates research on agriculture’s effect on the Great Barrier Reef across CSIRO A&F.
Rose Brodrick: Why do we grow irrigated cotton in Australia?
Dr Rose Brodrick is a team leader in A&F’s Future Cotton Systems. Her research is focussed on developing new technologies and integrated digital systems for the agricultural industry to improve farm productivity. She has 19 years of experience in working with irrigation farmers (cotton, tomatoes, sugarcane) to develop management solutions in irrigated agriculture. Her research into crop physiology and agronomy has led to changes in production practices within the Australian Cotton Industry and she has strong collaborations with researchers overseas.
Mathew Cook: Who would have thought Aquaculture had a social licence issue to do with water?
Dr Mathew Cook is Research Director of the Aquaculture Program within A&F. Mat has been at CSIRO since 2003 starting as a Research Assistant working on vaccines for Atlantic salmon and has had many and varied roles during his time at CSIRO. The Aquaculture Program is a small but growing program focused on delivering impact and helping to grow Australia’s Aquaculture Industry. The program focuses on the areas of Applied Breeding, Health, Nutrition and Precision (Digital) Aquaculture.