Resilience: Can our environment keep bouncing back?

18 April 2011

The Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources invites you to the

Research Symposium 2011
Can our environment keep bouncing back?

When: 8.30am - 6.00pm, Friday 8th July 2011
Venue: New Law Building, The University of Sydney

Over the next 25 years, the global community will need to balance its increasing demand on natural resources, while managing environmental sustainability. Understanding the links between resilience and the stability of social, financial and ecological systems will be of universal importance. In particular, the resilience of managed systems, such as those used for food production, is of crucial importance to issues of food, water and energy security.

The event will bring together international guest speakers and Australia's key thinkers, who will join the Faculty's interdisciplinary community to discuss this fascinating topic. Will understanding economic and environmental resilience better prepare us for an uncertain future?

Professor Mary O'Kane, NSW Chief Scientist
Professor Karl-Göran Mäler, The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Professor R. Quentin Grafton, Director, Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy, The Australian National University
Dr Jayne Belnap, United States Geological Survey

$90 Non University of Sydney staff/students
$30 University of Sydney staff/students

Contact: Lucy Buxton

Email: 584d533e1c34223f072818332b48073903411710162668003c