PERC Lunchtime seminars

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PERC is hosting two lunchtime seminars with visiting scholars this week. Recordings will be made available on the website soon after. Join the online events here. We hope to see you there! Plastics and Planetary Boundaries with Patricia Villarrubia-Gómez Wednesday 9 August, 12 – 1pm NZST  In person Massey SST 3.07 and online  In this lunchtime event, Patricia will be presenting …

Politics of Plastic Pollution lecture

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Associate Professor Farrelly will give a public talk at the Palmerston North Central Library on Tuesday 15 November. Trisia will speak about her involvement in the United Nations Environment Assembly since 2017, the resolution for a global plastics treaty, her role as technical advisor for Pacific Island countries and New Zealand’s potential role in negotiating a comprehensive and effective treaty. …

On the Brink

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One million species are facing extinction within the next decade. It is estimated that 200 species go extinct every day. PERC member Laura Jean McKay is taking part in On the Brink, an online event to raise awareness of this threat of extinction. Bringing together 20 writers and cultural figures, the event features readings of new work and speeches on …

Webinar: Laying the Pacific Building Blocks for a Global Agreement to Prevent Plastic Pollution

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Thursday 20 August 15:00 – 16:30 Samoan Time (WST) 14:00 – 15:30 NZST As the scale of the plastic crisis is being increasingly documented, it is already clear that the large-ocean small-island developing states of the Pacific will pay a disproportionately heavy price for its ecological, economic, social, cultural and health impacts. How are the Pacific island nations responding to …

Feral Keynote Speaker Announcement

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PERC is very excited to announce that Arian Wallach will be giving a keynote address at the upcoming ‘Feral’ conference. Arian is the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research investigates the ecological role of large predators on biodiversity and functioning of novel ecosystems. She conducts fieldwork across the Australian arid zone, where she is researching the …

Feral Keynote Speaker Announcement

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We at PERC are most excited to announce that Mark Davis will be giving a keynote presentation at the upcoming ‘Feral‘ conference. Mark is the DeWitt Wallace Professor of Biology at Macalester College, where he has been a faculty member since 1981.  His research, writings, and presentations focus on the ecology of introduced species and the field of invasion biology. Mark …

Feral Keynote Speaker Announcement

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PERC is very pleased to confirm that Fred Pearce will be delivering a keynote presentation at the upcoming ‘Feral: A Nearly Carbon-Neutral Conference.’ Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in London. A former news editor of the UK-based New Scientist magazine, he has been its environment consultant since 1992, reporting in that time from 87 countries. He also …

Anthropocene Campus Melbourne 2018

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Deakin University are hosting the Anthropocene Campus Melbourne between the 3rd and 6th of September, 2018. Participants take part in a range of lectures, field trips and workshops to explore the theme of the ‘elemental’.  Confirmed speakers include Karen Barad, Hannah Landecker, and Margaret Jolly. More information can be found here.

Writing Slow Disaster in the Anthropocene: A Workshop

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This upcoming workshop, to be held at Deakin University, will likely be of interest to many of PERC’s members. The writing workshop centres around discussions and writing exercises to work with the theme of ‘slow disaster in the Anthropocene.’ ‘Slow disaster’ refers to the environmental and infrastructural degradation that result from “inadequate risk assessments, industrial regulations, and the political narratives …

2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge

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The 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research, and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem. Four categories have been defined within the challenge, with one winner from each to be announced at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California in March 2018. Winners will have the opportunity to present …