News and events

Aug 31

Monday August 31 2015, 4.30pm - 6.00pm

As the critical Paris Summit approaches, President Obama has been raising the stakes on climate action. Most recently he turned attention to the question of renewables with the announcement of his Clean Power Plan...

Sep 9

Herbivores can modify the composition, structure and functions of ecosystems, particularly at high density. The impact of herbivory can be strong in low productivity environments such as the boreal forest. In our research program, we are trying to integrate notions of animal and plant ecology to predict the future of such ecosystems and improve their conservation and management.

14-18 September 2015

The R statistical computing environment has become a standard for scientific data analysis, visualization and reproducible research. This five-day course is aimed at postgraduate students and staff, and is for newcomers to R.


Impacts Of Elevated CO2 On Aphids
Changes in host plant quality resulting from global climate change and attack from multiple herbivores have the potential to modify the pest status of insect herbivores.
HDR student Honglang Duan and experiments on Eucalyptus radiata
Elevated temperature accelerates the time-to-mortality in plants exposed to prolonged drought, while elevated CO2 reduces stomatal conductance and water loss.