Social license seminar series: environmental impacts of Australian agriculture


8 October 2019

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Time and Venues



Local Time

Adelaide Waite Campus – B101-FG-R00-SmallWICWest

12:00 pm

Armidale – B55-FG-R00-Small

12:30 pm

Bribie Island – B01-FG-Small

11:30 pm

Brisbane St Lucia QBP – Room 3.323

11:30 pm

Canberra Black Mountain – Discovery Lecture Theatre

12:30 pm

Irymple (See Natalie Strickland)

12:30 pm

Narrabri – Conference Room

12:30 pm

Perth Floreat B46-F2-R22 Leeuwin Conference Room

09:30 am

Sandy Bay (Hobart) – B2-F1-R24 River View Room

12:30 pm

Toowoomba – Media Lab Room

11:30 pm

Townsville (see Liz Do)

11:30 pm

Werribee (Melbourne) – B01-FG-R02

12:30 pm


Ed Charmley, Townsville – Environmental impacts of livestock production

Ed comes from a farming background in the UK and received his Bachelors from Aberdeen University and a PhD from The Grassland Research Institute near Reading. After emigrating to Canada he specialized in forage utilization from both grazed and conserved herbage. His particular interests lay in optimizing forage use in the diet with animal performance and beef quality.
For the last 14 years, Ed has worked for CSIRO in northern Australia where he has focused on beef production in extensive, sub-tropical rangelands and savannas.   He is based in Townsville. His current research activities lie in the use of technology to record hard to measure animal and environmental variables in the field and understanding livestock methane emissions from extensive grazing systems.  He has published widely in the scientific and farming press and manages a broad portfolio of livestock research within the CSIRO Agriculture and Food business unit.



Peter Hunt, Armidale – HalveChem: reducing chemical use in agriculture

Peter is a team leader in Armidale, with expertise in molecular biology, including DNA technology and genetics. He has applied these skills to study plants and animals, parasites and their hosts; addressing both basic and applied scientific questions.
Peter is currently involved in research to develop ways of more efficiently managing livestock diseases and more effectively and comprehensively monitor disease organisms. Together, these approaches will enable more effective control of these parasites and less reliance on chemicals for their control.