This video is of the first keynote speech given by Professor Neal Menzies, Head of the School of Agriculture and Food Science at the University of Queensland.
Worldwide, demand for food, fuel and fibre continues to increase, and our production systems have been able to meet this increased demand. Indeed, most scientists now believe that the Earth's population will stabilize at a level that our food production can support. However, this view assumes that the current level of agricultural production can be sustained. Perhaps this view is too optimistic, particularly for those of us living on an ancient landmass like Australia.
The accompanying file is the PowerPoint presentation used in this talk.
This is the PowerPoint presentation that accompanied the keynote talk given by Dr Brad Tucker, Astrophysicist/Cosmologist, and Research Fellow at Mount Stromlo Observatory.
Most stars end their lives in brilliant explosions known as supernova. These massive burst briefly outshine all the light from the galaxy they occur in. The past 20 years has been a "boom" period for supernovae with vast amounts of time and effort being invested in these projects.
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This is the PowerPoint presentation that accompanied the keynote talk given by Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Principal Scientist–Strategy and Foresight, CSIRO.
Doctor Hajkowicz's research aims to help organisations explore plausible futures and make wise choices. His research background lies in the fields of geography, economics and decision theory. He is one of Australia's most popular speakers on the topic of future trends and decision making.
The Stanhope Oration is CONASTA's plenary event honouring the memory of Roy Wilson Stanhope who had a profound effect on the development of science teachers' associations around Australia and, in particular, the Australian Science Teachers Association.
A CONASTA tradition is the Science Breakfast talk. This one, entitled 'Marvellous Minibeasts: New educational outcomes from Entomology' is given by Gurion Ang from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland.