Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

Monthly Lecture

Societal responses to natural hazard risk: planning for wildfire

Associate Professor Douglas Bardsley

The challenges and opportunities of developing appropriate responses to new levels of natural hazard risk.

Douglas Bardsley is an Associate Professor in Geography at The University of Adelaide. Doug has been researching responses to risk within environmental and agricultural systems for over twenty years in Australia, Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, Switzerland, the European Union and the Pacific. He has conducted a range of research projects on potential climate change impacts and adaptation options for natural resource management and agriculture in South Australia, including undertaking the first integrated assessment of impacts for the Adelaide-Mt Lofty Ranges region. He teaches on environmental management, climate change adaptation and food security issues at the University of Adelaide.

Doug will present on the challenges and opportunities of developing appropriate responses to new levels of natural hazard risk. He will draw from research on bushfire management in the Mt Lofty Ranges, the Eyre Peninsula, the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands and the Swiss Alps.

The lecture will be preceded by drinks and nibbles from 5:00 pm.

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Date and Time

16 February 2023
5:30 pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of SA Light refreshments from 5:00 pm

Members: $
Non members: $10