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Ideas for thriving and sustainable landscapes of the future

Adapting to Tasmania’s changing landscape, the new positive carbon agenda and a smarter farming future are all topics on the agenda at the School of Land and Food conference.

The Head of the School of Land and Food, Professor Holger Meinke, said the conference was an opportunity for researchers to share ideas and spark productive conversations.

“The School of Land and Food is home to internationally leading researchers and innovative postgraduate students in the fields of geography, spatial science and agriculture and food systems,” Professor Meinke said.

“Together we are tackling some of the world’s most significant problems relating to food and agricultural sustainability, understanding the effects of climate change, managing wilderness and agricultural regions, earth observation, and the social and cultural importance of place.

“This conference includes presentations from 70 researchers over three days – a fantastic demonstration of the scope and quality of research that will shape the future of our landscapes by making them more sustainable and liveable.

“Our world-class performance reflected in global rankings which place us among the top 100 universities in the world for agriculture and the top 200 for environmental studies.”

The conference features keynote presentations from Professor David Lamb from the University of New England, Dr Lauren Rickards from RMIT University and Dr Rob Bramley from the CSIRO Agriculture and Food Program.

“We are delighted to have highly esteemed keynote speakers joining us from around Australia to share their expertise, including Professor David Lamb who brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in the area of Precision Agriculture and is extremely passionate about putting technology to work for our farmers,” Professor Meinke said.

The School of Land and Food (SLAF) Conference will be held at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus from Tuesday, June 13 to Thursday, June 15 2017.

Source: UTAS

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