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ZCA Land Use sector plan: Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on June 29th, 2011

4 July , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop worked until 2010 as a Principal Scientist with the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Resources Management Remote Sensing Centre. He was responsible for assessing and monitoring vegetation cover, structure and trend across the state.

This involved leading a team of remote sensing scientists to develop satellite monitoring methods to cover an area of 1.7million square km. each year. Products developed by his team included a yearly assessment of forest cover and deforestation, ground cover and weed monitoring, all of which were used routinely for resource management by landholders, local, state and federal government agencies and stakeholders such as conservation groups.
Following 37 years with federal and state government in remote sensing science, Gerard is now engaged in communicating environmental issues such as deforestation, land degradation and biodiversity loss. He has presented to a parallel program by the Climate Institute during the Cancun climate summit on short-lived climate forcers, deforestation and agriculture GHG mitigation. This discussion will be particularly interesting for those contributing to the ZCA Land Use sector plan which is underway now.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 4 July 2011

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.
Entry: Gold coin donation
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