The Royal Society of Tasmania – Northern Branch
2023 Launceston Lecture Series
Lectures commence at 1.30* pm at QVMAG @ Inveresk (Most recordings are added to the Society’s Youtube channel)
*Start time varies as shown below
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Dr Eric Ratcliff
‘The peril of naming things’ – nosology, taxonomy and the identification of style
** ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 1.15 pm, March 26 **
Prof. Jocelyn McPhie
‘Complex volcanic eruptions’ – The eruption of Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island, in 2007 was an excellent example of extreme complexity, involving activity at multiple vents, a major collapse event and changes in magma composition.
Prof Nick Shakel
‘Liver Disease: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ – Recent advances have seen some previously incurable conditions almost eradicated, however despite that we are seeing increasingly more Australians die from liver disease.
Dr Valeria Konyakova
‘Artificial structures as marine habitats: challenges and opportunities’ – Exploring issues associated with the proliferation of artificial infrastructure in the marine environment, current state of knowledge and what we can do to co-exist in better balance with nature.
Dr David Harris
Title to be advised. – Topic: Hydrogen
‘Waste management and resource recovery in Launceston’ – The state of waste management and resource recovery at the City of Launceston with a national and state perspective. Recent initiatives like FOGO, state landfill levy, container refund schemes and recycling opportunities that are driving increased landfill diversion and promoting innovations in the sector.
** JOINT MEETING WITH THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA **
Dr Michael Roach
‘Armchair geology’ – 3D photogrammetry enriching the experience of rocks and landscapes.
Dr Ian Kidd
‘The Tamar – 200+ years of mud and misunderstanding’ – The consequences of European intervention and manipulation of the upper Tamar River estuary; expectations for remediation and what is achievable.