Talk to tackle species extinction in Australia

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Talk to tackle species extinction in Australia


1 November 2018

How the biodiversity crisis is impacting Australia differently to the rest of the world will be the focus of a free public lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 13 November.

The talk from 7.15pm-8.30pm will be the first Ken Sutton Memorial Lecture – in honour of former Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland) president Ken Sutton – and will have the topic ‘What becomes of Australia’s biodiversity in the contemporary era?’.

It will be delivered by conservationist and University of Queensland researcher Professor James Watson, who serves on several United Nations environmental programs.

Professor Watson will outline his research into why Australia’s unique species are experiencing decline and extinction in a different way to other species across the world.

The public are invited to attend this event, which will be held at USC’s Lecture Theatre 2 at its main campus at Sippy Downs.

It has been organised jointly by USC and the Ken Sutton Trust, which is dedicated to geographical education in Australia, and will be final Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Sunshine Coast lecture for 2018.

No bookings are required, and refreshments will be served after the lecture. For more details contact Associate Professor Jennifer Carter on (07) 5430 1238 or email

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