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SEMINARI a la Universitat de Girona: “Freshwater science in a region undergoing substantial climatic change”

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El proper 18 de juliol a les 11h. l’Institut d’Ecologia Aquàtica organitza, a la Sala d’Actes de l’Aulari Comú del Campus Montilivi de la Universitat de Girona, el seminari “Freshwater science in a region undergoing substantial climatic change” a càrrec de  Belinda Robson  investigadora de la Murdoch University (Austràlia) i Editor in Chief of Freshwater Biology.♦


Dr Belinda Robson  BSc (Hons) Murdoch, PhD UTas     Associate Professor     Murdoch University    Australia

Belinda received a First Class Honours degree in Biological Sciences from Murdoch University in 1989 and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Tasmania in 1996. She has taught in the areas of ecology, research methods, freshwater biology, marine biology and environmental management. Presently, she teaches Managing Wetlands and Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Ecosystems and Societies and contributes to units in Global and Regional Sustainability, Introduction to Environmental Science and Restoration Ecology. She has supervised over 20 Honours students and 9 PhD students.

Her research interests focus on rivers and wetlands, examining the sustainability of biodiversity in agricultural, urban and conservation landscapes, especially freshwater ecosystems and riparian zones. Refuges from disturbance for biodiversity in landscapes especially refuges from drought and anthropogenic refuges. Resistance and resilience to climate change impacts and recovery pathways after extreme events: in particular drought and wildfire. Restoration ecology, including revegetation, re-snagging and environmental flow allocation.  Recovery pathways following restoration. Catchment management issues, particularly the modification of flow regimes. Experimental design and data analysis. Spatial scaling of ecological pattern and process.

She serves on the editorial boards of the journals: Austral Ecology, Freshwater Biology.♦

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