Webinar | Environmental changes in the Murray Darling Basin over 125,000 years

EIANZ invites you to attend an upcoming webinar presentation by Patrick De Deckker OAM who is an Emeritus Professor at the ANU on the "Environmental changes in the Murray Darling Basin over 125,000 years deciphered from a long sediment sea cores taken offshore Kangaroo Island".

The Murray-Darling basin is home to more than 40 Aboriginal Nations with deep cultural, social, environmental, spiritual and economic connection to their lands and waters, but does its history provide the key to Australia’s changing climate?

Join this 1-hour webinar with Professor Patrick De Deckker OAM, one of Australia’s most renowned earth scientists to hear how a team of ANU researchers were able to use marine cores taken near Kangaroo Island, opposite the mouth of the River Murray to create a pollen record spanning the last 125,000 years. This fascinating data spans the glacial and inter-glacial periods encompassing episodes of dramatic change to sea levels. By comparing this data with sea-surface temperature, plant carbon ratios and biomass records an astonishing story unfolded…

Meet the Speaker:

Patrick De Deckker OAM is Emeritus Professor at the ANU and during his career has spent much time in the outback studying large salt lakes and their environmental history. He also spent considerable time at sea collecting samples from the sea floor with the aim of documenting changes in our surrounding oceans through time and linking them with changes on land. More recently, Patrick has been investigating airborne dust and its impact on the environment as well as its chemical and microbial composition.

This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

This webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registered attendees.

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Event details

When: 14 October 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Webinar

Cost: $10 EIANZ Members, $20 Non-members

Contact: Enquiries via +61 3 8593 4140 or

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