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21 October - October 23, 2009
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Add to Calendar 22/10/2009 8:30 AM 23/10/2009 5:00 PM Australia/Sydney Agricultural productivity and climate change

Each year since 2002, the Australian Academy of Science has held a High Flyers Think Tank to bring together around 70 or so of Australia’s brightest young minds to consider a topic of national importance.

The 2009 Think Tank on Agricultural Productivity and Climate Change will examine contemporary challenges facing Australian agriculture in a global context. Agriculture plays a significant role in Australia’s economy, despite the variability that characterises our environment, and the world’s food security depends in part on this nation maintaining and enhancing sustainable agricultural productivity. However, as global climate change affects key variables such as temperature, precipitation and the frequency of extreme weather events, uncertainty and unpredictability in productivity will increase. This Think Tank represents an important opportunity for some of Australia’s leading early- and mid-career researchers to reach new understandings and identify new approaches that can be applied to respond to this critical issue

As in 2008, the 2009 Think Tank is generously supported by funds from the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund provided by the UK Royal Society. The Academy is pleased to have this funding available to enable some of Australia’s outstanding young scientists to engage in fresh thinking in an area of great importance to the future of the country and to establish networks that will sustain their careers into the future.

This year I am delighted that we are also able to include an international keynote speaker Professor Peter Gregory, Director and Chief Executive of the Scottish Crop Research Institute, on the program through the generous sponsorship of the Selby Scientific Foundation which provided an additional 2009 Selby Fellow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the fellowships.

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Contact Information

Event Manager: Mitchell Piercey
Phone: (02) 6201 9462

8:30 AM October 22 - 5:00 PM October 23, 2009

Agricultural productivity and climate change

Program Proceedings

Each year since 2002, the Australian Academy of Science has held a High Flyers Think Tank to bring together around 70 or so of Australia’s brightest young minds to consider a topic of national importance.

The 2009 Think Tank on Agricultural Productivity and Climate Change will examine contemporary challenges facing Australian agriculture in a global context. Agriculture plays a significant role in Australia’s economy, despite the variability that characterises our environment, and the world’s food security depends in part on this nation maintaining and enhancing sustainable agricultural productivity. However, as global climate change affects key variables such as temperature, precipitation and the frequency of extreme weather events, uncertainty and unpredictability in productivity will increase. This Think Tank represents an important opportunity for some of Australia’s leading early- and mid-career researchers to reach new understandings and identify new approaches that can be applied to respond to this critical issue

As in 2008, the 2009 Think Tank is generously supported by funds from the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund provided by the UK Royal Society. The Academy is pleased to have this funding available to enable some of Australia’s outstanding young scientists to engage in fresh thinking in an area of great importance to the future of the country and to establish networks that will sustain their careers into the future.

This year I am delighted that we are also able to include an international keynote speaker Professor Peter Gregory, Director and Chief Executive of the Scottish Crop Research Institute, on the program through the generous sponsorship of the Selby Scientific Foundation which provided an additional 2009 Selby Fellow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the fellowships.

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