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PFS Seminar by A/Prof Charles Warren and Dr Trevor Keenan   View Summary
22 October 2014

Associate Professor Charles Warren (Sydney Uni) will discuss his research on plant-soil interactions:

"Plants don't just passively cope with what nature dishes up, but instead actively manipulate the environment to suit themselves. One of the best examples of this is how plants interact with soil via uptake and efflux of compounds across their roots. This brief talk will describe research quantifying the simultaneous uptake and efflux of diverse compounds by roots."

Dr Trevor Keenan (Macquarie Uni) will be presenting his work on vegetation seasonality, changes in climate, and implications for the global carbon cycle:

"As the climate warms, the growing season is expected to get longer, but how much longer and what does this mean for the carbon cycle and feedbacks to climate? I will present results using long-term observations at multiple scales to show that forest phenology has responded to climate change during the past two decades, and this has led to an increase in carbon sequestration. This constitutes a negative feedback to climate change, and is serving to slow the rate of warming."

DES Seminar by Dr Sanjeev Jah (UNSW)   View Summary
24 October 2014

Dr Sanjeev Jah is currently a Senior Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW. Sanjeev has been working on several projects including the evaluation of sources of uncertainty in effective hydraulic conductivity values for deep geological formation funded by the National Institute for Communication and Technology of Australia (NICTA); the application of multiple-point geostatistics for aquifer characterization funded by the National Center for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT); and the impact of climate change on groundwater resources.