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Centre for Environmental Sustainability - Mini Conference

The Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CEnS) invites you to a half-day mini-conference featuring a series of talks by local and international scientists.

Featuring talks by:

Dixon Landers: Senior Research Environmental Scientist (Limnology) U. S. Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Western Ecology Division and;

Tally Palmer: Executive Director, Applied Research and Innovation at the National Research Foundation, South Africa Program



  • 12:30 - 12:45 Anne Colville, CEnS, UTS, Endocrine disruptors and environmental flows in urban rivers in western Sydney, Australia
  • 12:45 - 1:00 Richard Lim, CEnS, UTS, Endocrine disrupting impacts in receiving waters of the Sydney Basin
  • 1:00 - 1:15 Renee Dowse, CEnS, UTS, Time varying salinity and its effects on aquatic macroinvertebrates
  • 1:15 - 1:30 Tea Break
  • 1:30 - 1:45 Scott Rayburg, CEnS, UTS, The wetting and drying regime of a terminal floodplain?wetland system: implications for the provision of water bird habitat
  • 1:45 - 2:00 Noni Dowsett, CEnS, UTS, Ecosystem Services: a concept linking management actions and ecosystem outcomes
  • 2:00 - 2:15 Roel Plant, ISF, UTS, A Review of the Role of the Ecosystem Services Approach in Australian Environmental Research and NRM Practice
  • 2:15 - 2:30 Tea Break
  • 2:30 - 2:45 Dixon Landers, USEPA, Final ecosystem services for stream ecosystems and the metrics, methods and challenges to apply them in a national monitoring context
  • 2:45 - 3:00 Tally Palmer, NRF, Ecosystem services in relation to aquatic ecosystem and catchment health: using concepts from social- ecological resilience and transdisciplinarity
  • 3:00 post talk drinks and nibbles
14 August 2009
12:30 - 15:00
City - Broadway Building 10.2.230
All Welcome
Scott Rayburg, Ph. 9514 8334

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