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Science with Sushi Seminar: Water, water everywhere; there seems to be a link …

When Jul 08, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where ATSIP Building, JCU
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Presented by: Professor Natalie Stoeckl, Faculty of Law, Business & Creative Arts, JCU, Townsville

Tuesday 8th July @ 12:00 hrs

Townsville ATSIP Seminar Room, Bld 145, Room 30

**Sushi and refreshments provided afterwards**

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Abstract: The complex interactions that exist between and within natural and economic systems means that small changes in even one part of one system may have far reaching and unexpected impacts elsewhere – perhaps tomorrow, perhaps five years from now. Focusing on the role that water plays when 'linking' natural and economic systems, this presentation compiles insights from a variety of studies conducted by numerous different researchers associated with two NERP-funded projects and one ARENA funded project. It describes recent, current, and planned research activities associated with those projects, and in doing so, highlights

(a) the impact that economic activity can have upon water quality;
(b) the impact that water quality can have on people and the economy; and
(c) the importance of taking such links into consideration when assessing the economic 'desirability' of development proposals.

Biography: Professor Natalie Stoeckl has a BEc from the Australian National University (ANU), an MEc from JCU and a PhD from ANU. Prior to taking on her current position as Professor of economics and Tropical Leader, she led the economics program at JCU, worked as a researcher at the CSIRO and taught at the University of Canberra. She has a keen interest in environmental and distributional issues associated with economic growth and, arguably, what distinguishes her most from other economists is her track record of collaborative cross-disciplinary research, using models that combine economic, environmental and social variables to explore interactions between socio-economic and ecological systems.

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