IGNITOR Science Talks: Hot, Dry and Hungry

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Event Details

18 June 2019 at 6:00 pm – 18 June 2019 at 9:00 pm
Monash College, 271 Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000
Open to:
Alumni only
Alumni; Science; Seminars & Workshops


IGNITOR, Science Talks

This event series inspired by the stories of our alumni and researchers who are thought leaders in Science, Research and Industry.

Join us for a thought-provoking night with two of the Science Faculty’s finest Professor Ros Gleadow and Dr Ailie Gallant as they share their knowledge on pressing global question;

“Will Climate Change leave us hot, dry and hungry?”

Rising temperatures, increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, and declining water availability pose significant risks for the nature, nutrition, quality, and affordability of our food supply. Professor Ros and Dr Ailie, will talk about the current trends and patterns we see in climate change and how it affects our food quality, nutrition and supply of our food.


Professor Ros Gleadow 

Professor Ros Gleadow

Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Monash

Leads the Monash Plant Ecophysiology group. Her broad research area is on the interaction between plants and their environment. Her current focus is on the effect of climate change on nutrition and crops. Ross is a Board Member of The Global Plant Council.

Learn more about Professor Ros

Dr Ailie Gallant

Senior Research Fellow, School of Earth Atmosphere & Environment, Monash

Ailie is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment in the Faculty of Science. As a climate scientist, Ailie’s research revolves around problems on climate variability and climate change in Australia and the broader Southern Hemisphere regions.

Learn more about Dr Ailie

Udeshika Wijewardena
Monash Faculty of Science