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Foreword

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

Many human activities including mining, agriculture, urbanisation, invasive species, tourism, as well as natural events, impact upon Australia’s diverse ecosystems. The devastating flooding and cyclone in Queensland earlier this year are a case in point. For this reason Brisbane was selected as a particularly appropriate location for the 2011 Think Tank on Stressed ecosystems: better decisions for Australia’s future.

The development of accurate methods of predicting the effects of stress on Australia’s ecosystems is critical for policymakers to make robust decisions regarding the management of these complex systems. The Think Tank represents a valuable opportunity for leading early to mid career researchers from a diverse range of disciplines to explore ways in which researchers can supply useful scientifi c information to inform policy formulation so that Australia’s unique ecosystems will be preserved and sustained into the future.

The 2011 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 about an issue of great importance to the nation and to develop networks that will sustain their careers into the future.

Professor Suzanne Cory AC PresAA FRS
President, Australian Academy of Science

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Contact Information

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

8:15 AM September 29 - 5:00 PM September 30, 2011

Stressed ecosystems: better decisions for Australia’s future

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Foreword

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

Many human activities including mining, agriculture, urbanisation, invasive species, tourism, as well as natural events, impact upon Australia’s diverse ecosystems. The devastating flooding and cyclone in Queensland earlier this year are a case in point. For this reason Brisbane was selected as a particularly appropriate location for the 2011 Think Tank on Stressed ecosystems: better decisions for Australia’s future.

The development of accurate methods of predicting the effects of stress on Australia’s ecosystems is critical for policymakers to make robust decisions regarding the management of these complex systems. The Think Tank represents a valuable opportunity for leading early to mid career researchers from a diverse range of disciplines to explore ways in which researchers can supply useful scientifi c information to inform policy formulation so that Australia’s unique ecosystems will be preserved and sustained into the future.

The 2011 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 about an issue of great importance to the nation and to develop networks that will sustain their careers into the future.

Professor Suzanne Cory AC PresAA FRS
President, Australian Academy of Science

Hotel grand chancellor,23 Leichhardt Street Australian Capital Territory

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