Fires, Floods and Farmers: Landscape Evolution in the Australian High Country

Posted on 16th January 2017

The Department of Geography & International Development will be holding another Research Seminar on Wednesday 25th January 2017 on Fires, Floods and Farmers: Landscape Evolution in the Australian High Country.

Our very own Dr Phil Marren, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, will be talking to us about Australia – the land of droughts and flooding rains – how the landscape and ecology is dominated by the effects of El Niño. Bushfires and extreme floods can occur in the same area within a few years of each other. The Australian landscape has also been profoundly transformed by the arrival of European colonists in 1788. This seminar presents the results of recent research which aims to unravel the complex effects of these competing forces in the Australian high country.

Wednesday 25th January 2017

4.30pm – 6.00pm

CBB012 Best Building

Attendance is free, no need to book. Refreshments provided!