Opinion: some food for thought on food security
For many of us, the current focus on food security may have come out of the blue. However as we pause to reflect on World Food Day, there are significant challenges to be faced as a nation if we are to have a reliable and affordable supply of food in the future – and we are to live in a world where others have sufficient food for healthy and active lives.
Finding better ways to manage agricultural systems and lands so that food and fibre production can be sustained in balance with environmental and socioeconomic outcomes.
Dr Enli Wang: modelling agricultural systems and hydrology
Dr Enli Wang's research areas include physiologically based crop modelling, productivity and environmental impacts of agricultural systems, water and nutrient use efficiencies, hydrological modelling, and climate impact assessment.
Beyond two degrees warming
Greater and more widespread impacts are expected when global warming passes 2 °C above pre-Industrial levels, so understanding how the risk changes at that point can help inform negotiations on emission reduction targets.
Ms Claire Wright: ICP Technical Officer
Ms Wright's interests lie in the use of inductively coupled plasma (ICP) based analytical methods, adapted for specific purposes to determine the concentrations and isotopic ratios of metals and metalloids in environmentally-based samples.
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers. Available as a free eBook.
Carbon and rural land use: key findings
This report brings together much of the latest research on emission reduction and offsets in rural land, including the potential of forests as carbon sinks.
Investigating Biochar: from Source to Sink
The Sustainable Agriculture Flagship is leading national collaborative research analysing the properties and potential of a variety of biochars to improve soil health and sequester carbon.