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Monday 3 Jun 2024
11.00am to 12.00pm AEST


Online virtual event
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Atlas of Living Australia |

As a mega-diverse continent, Australia is home to hundreds of thousands of species, with more being discovered every year. Despite this, Australia faces one of the highest species extinction rates, meaning that innovative methods to detect and understand our biodiversity are becoming increasingly important.

Advancing technologies like genomics, imaging, ecoaccoustics, camera trapping, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the way that researchers and policymakers respond to climate risks, species conservation and protection, biosecurity and decision-making. In this webinar hosted by the Atlas of Living Australia, hear from three groups discuss how they’ve used next-generation technology to support Australian biodiversity research.


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Dates and Times

Event date: Jun 2024

Monday 3 Jun 2024

Online virtual event

11.00am to 12.00pm AEST

Login details will be emailed to registrants

More information

This event will be recorded with the recording made available through ALA channels in the subsequent week after the event.

The ALA receives support from the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and is hosted by CSIRO.

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Banner photo credit: Wyberba Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius wyberba) Photo Credit Daniel CC BY NC.


Australian Plant Phenomics Facility Bioplatforms Australia National Imaging Facility

Facilitator: Dr Martin Westgate

Martin Westgate leads the Science and Decision Support team at the Atlas of Living Australia. His research focuses on how scientific information can be used to understand and mitigate human impacts on the environment, via a combination of empirical ecology and evidence synthesis. Martin is also a scientific software developer and occasional frog-watcher.