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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Melbourne says emissions reduction, curriculum changes central to new Sustainability Plan

The University of Melbourne will be carbon neutral before 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity by 2021 and will now report annually on the institution’s sustainability impact and performance.

Melbourne says emissions reduction, curriculum changes central to new Sustainability Plan

Melbourne launches Sustainability Plan 2017–2020

That’s according to the university’s first institution-wide Sustainability Plan 2017–2020, an ambitious four-year strategy that will position Melbourne as a sector-leader in sustainability according to Vice-Principal Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Allan Tait.

The Plan also pushes for sustainability to become a more prominent part of all undergraduate curriculum, as well as outlining the university’s response to calls to divest from fossil fuel-intensive companies.

“The university has a responsibility to lead strongly and act decisively in addressing global societal challenges, such as building a more sustainable world.”

“This Sustainability Plan clearly outlines the university’s commitment to this important task and highlights how Melbourne is acting on this front across all areas of the institution, with holistic actions and targets that will assist in tackling the impacts of climate change.”

On divestment, the university recognises that climate change impacts result in increased risk and potential opportunities for its investments, and that it must act to mitigate this risk. It therefore plans to establish within a year a sustainable investment framework for evaluating and managing material climate change risk, and which will set out the criteria for divestment from and investment in listed equities.

This framework will as far as possible cover factors such as a company’s emissions intensity, emissions reduction plans, alignment to the outcomes of global climate change agreements and investment in and transition to renewable energy.

“Within four years, the university will be divested from, or in the process of divesting from, any material holdings that don’t satisfy the requirements of this framework,” said Mr Tait. “This approach, and that of all of the commitments in this plan, reflects the consolidated efforts and collective will of the university community.”

The Sustainability Plan is the result of a more than 12 months of public consultation process that commenced in late 2015 with the development of the university’s Sustainability Charter. This process saw nearly 500 attendees across two events as well as hundreds of email submissions into the development of both the plan and the charter.

While the charter establishes the high-level principles and values the university wishes to adopt when it came to sustainability, the plan sets out a range of clear targets and priority actions for how the institutions will meet these principles.

Other key aims for the plan:

  • Reduce emissions by 20,000 tonnes of carbon per year by 2020 through on-campus energy projects such as solar, wind and geothermal.
  • Increase the number of University of Melbourne graduates who can demonstrate a specialization in environment and sustainability.
  • Replace 10% of university car parking spaces with bicycle parking by 2018.
  • Publish a university-wide Biodiversity Management Plan.
  • Develop industry partnerships that emphasize the university’s resources for sustainability research.

The university is home to approximately 1,300 researchers who apply their expertise in fields relevant to sustainability and resilience said Mr Tait, and in partnership with industry, government and communities, this will support the transition to a more sustainable future.

“The plan is more than just a public statement of our commitment to sustainability. It sets out an ambitious path towards new modes of governance and operations in a warming world, and reiterates our desire to work with industry to support and assist the transition to a lower emissions future.”

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Climate change likely to turn up heat on koalas

A changing climate means that by 2070 koalas may no longer call large parts of inland Australia home, researchers have found.

Using a detailed ecological model, the University of Melbourne study shows hotter temperatures and altered rainfall patterns will make it much more difficult for koalas to get the water they need—making inland populations vulnerable to heat-stress.

Climate change likely to turn up heat on koalas

Koalas will not be able to find all the water they need to survive under climate change, research suggests

The researchers mapped potential koala habitats in 2070 by using information about koala behaviour, physiology, body size, and fur to predict how much energy and water koalas need to survive under the climate at a particular location. They found that the climatically suitable area dramatically reduced by 2070, particularly in Queensland. The koala’s range across Australia was limited by water requirements for keeping cool, with the timing of rainfall and heat waves being crucial in limiting the koala in the warmer parts of its range.

Lead author of the study Dr Natalie Briscoe from the Melbourne School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne says that the findings could help our ability to forecast future impacts of climate change on biodiversity.

“Studies of climate change impacts on wildlife have often focused on how changes in average temperature or rainfall will affect species, but our research highlights the importance of thinking about the extreme conditions that will be most stressful for the animals—such as hot, dry periods—and how these may change in the future.

“By developing a better understanding of what controls species distributions now, we are much better placed to forecast how these may shift in the future” says Dr Briscoe.

Dr Brendan Wintle, Deputy Director of the National Environmental Science Programme’s Threatened Species Recovery Hub, and a co-author of the study, says describing where koalas and other threatened species find refuge from changing climate and other threats such as cats and foxes allows efficient focus of conservation efforts and limited conservation funding.

To build the ecological model the team compiled data on how koalas behave under different weather conditions, measured characteristics such as fur depth and body size from across the koala’s range, and collated detailed data on koala physiology. They could then predict the koalas’ habitat from a climatic point of view based only on their water and energy requirements, assuming that eucalyptus trees were available everywhere.

The team also used models that correlate known koala locations with the climatic conditions of the recent past—the approach most commonly used to predict climate change impacts on wildlife, but one which could be misleading when projected to the future.

They found that both kinds of models made accurate predictions of the koala’s current range and agreed that koalas will disappear from much of the drier, hotter parts of their range.

“There is a lot of uncertainty when predicting the impacts of climate change on species, particularly when climate change leads to novel weather patterns. Comparing predictions from different models allows us to more confidently predict the location of havens where koalas could survive in the future” says Dr Briscoe.

The Threatened Species Recovery Hub brings together Australia’s leading conservation scientists to help develop better management and policy for conserving Australia’s threatened species.

It is supported by the Australian Government ’s National Environmental Science Programme, a long-term commitment to support environmental and climate research.

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Watching water helps us better understand climate change

A new research facility launched recently will allow scientists and researchers to better understand the relationship between wind, ocean and sky.

A specially designed ocean simulator tunnel located at the University of Melbourne and in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology and Monash University, generates waves by blowing high speed air over a large tank of water offering researchers insights into how waves behave and the impact this has on climate and ocean engineering.

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Researchers study how waves behave their impact on climate and ocean engineering

Dr Jason Monty, leader of the Michell Hydrodynamics Laboratory at the Melbourne School of Engineering said the tunnel facility looks at the complex relationship between heat, carbon dioxide, water and turbulence.

“We have designed and built a 60-metre wind-water tunnel so we can simulate how oceans behave. Understanding turbulence above and below the water will help with wave forecasting, climate modelling and weather forecasting,” Dr Monty said.

As well as observing and measuring waves and their movement, lasers are shone onto micro beads placed in the water. A laser reveals the reflection of thousands of micro beads, and patterns of the turbulent flow are recorded with high-speed cameras.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) lists clouds as an area that is poorly understood and clouds are formed by evaporation of the ocean, which is controlled by the turbulence at the air-sea interface that these researchers are modelling.

“One of the unique features of this wind-wave tank is its ability to generate hurricane force winds. Modelling of tropical cyclones suffers from lack of estimates of air-sea fluxes in extreme weather conditions, and the new flume will help to close this gap,” Swinburne Professor Alex Babanin said.

“Ocean behaviour is still poorly understood but by modelling the ocean, we will better understand the role the ocean plays in the cycle of cloud formation and gas exchange, which will in turn provide a better understanding of the weather and climate,” Dr Monty said.

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Friday, November 6th, 2015

University of Melbourne environmental scientist receives award

Dr Jane Elith has been awarded the 2015 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year, one of the six awards in the annual Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

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Dr Elith (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Dr Elith is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Biosciences and a member of the Centre of Excellence for Bioscecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA).

The award recognises her contributions to environmental management worldwide including the development and assessment of methods for tracking and predicting invasive species that attack Australian crops and natural environments.

These species distribution models have been used by governments, land and catchment managers and conservationists around the world to help map the spread of cane toads, and compare the implications of development options in the Tiwi Islands for threatened plants and animals that have largely disappeared from the mainland.

Dr Elith says the field is is a niche that fits her well.

“I’ve ended up in an area which links my interest in nature and my liking for data and models,” she added.

“The Atlas of Living Australia database has 50 million species records. But we know that there are issues with that data. It wasn’t collected for modelling. Most of the records are close to roads and towns, for instance, or clustered in the favourite national parks of field biologists. The models need to deal with those sorts of biases.”

Dr Elith collaborates with the world’s foremost statisticians, computer scientists and ecologists to puzzle out how to extract useful information from data and combine and relate it to measurements and estimates of characteristics of the environment.

She then passes on what she has learned to environmental managers and decision makers in the form of guides and tools to using different techniques of modelling species distribution, and the suitability and drawbacks of each one.

Dr Elith explains she uses statistical models to describe the patterns of species we see, where and how frequently they occur in the environments they encounter.

Her guides are some of the most highly referenced environmental publications in the world. In nearly two-thirds of papers that cite her work, at least one of the scientists is from a government land management agency or private environmental consulting company.

Recognized as one of the most influential environmental scientists in the world, in the field of environment and ecology she is the 11th most cited author worldwide over the past 10 years, and is the only Australian woman on the highly cited list, according to the information company Thomson Reuters.

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Making Melbourne resilient

The University of Melbourne and City of Melbourne are joining together to strengthen Melbourne’s resilience in the face of sustainability challenges including global warming.

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University of Melbourne hopes to promote sustainability

In an announcement made Oct. 20, The City of Melbourne Chair in Resilient Cities is being established to provide a key point of leadership to align the resilience activities of both the City and the university.

Located within the Melbourne Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning and working closely with the Melbourne Sustainable Society’s Institute, (MSSI) the Chair will work to enhance and support the many initiatives supporting resilience in the City, the university, their partners and communities.

The Chair will lead this alignment of resilience across the full scope of the university’s faculties and interests.

Professor Brendan Gleeson, Director of MSSI said the Chair will look at urban resilience and identify and seek new partnerships including enhancing student opportunities to build world-class teaching and research programs.

“MSSI is strongly committed to building a collaborative and supportive network to achieve our high expectations.  The new role will build capacity to develop and support open communication based upon trust and respect,” Professor Gleeson said.

Such a key role will aim to influence and stimulate public debate and policy through engaging with both local and international communities.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said the Chair will become another key element in promoting sustainability across the university and beyond.

“The aspiration for a clean and green environment, and resilient society, informs the values of the university, and is in turn reflected in our work.”

“This Chair builds on this aspiration. We’re excited about the opportunities this collaboration with the City of Melbourne will bring in promoting our shared goals for sustainability, and further enhancing Melbourne’s role as a national leader in knowledge based urban resilience.”

“As a knowledge city, the City of Melbourne is delighted to partner with the University of Melbourne in a joint chair, a chair of resilience and of cities in general,” said Melbourne’s Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle.

“This is a first for the City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne but one that we feel will add great firepower to the study of not just what makes us such a liveable city but also such a resilient city and, more importantly, how that can be sustained in the future.”

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Melbourne studies how smog affects the lungs

Coughing. A sore throat. Maybe a pain in your chest as you take a deep breath?

These are all common symptoms for many city-living Australians when smog levels are high. And while it is well understood that smog can cause such problems, new research has for the first time given us a glimpse as to what might be happening at the molecular level.

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Study science at the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne’s Professor Richard O’Hair, from the Melbourne School of Chemistry’s Bio21 Institute, in collaboration with Professor Stephen Blanksby (from the Queensland University of Technology and formerly the University of Wollongong) co-authored a study examining how ozone reacts with models of lung proteins.

Smog is made up of ozone, an invisible gas and a well-known air pollutant made up of three oxygen atoms. Ozone is also the pollutant that leaves a distinctive smell in the air after using a photocopier.

Using a mass spectrometer, the research team was able to introduce the amino acid cysteine—a component of lung proteins—with ozone molecules in a highly controlled, near-vacuum environment.

The effect was instant, or in scientific terms, close to the “collision rate.”

“We observed that the cysteine became ‘radicalised’ in the presence of ozone,” said Professor O’Hair.

“No one had really noticed that you can form free radicals in the reaction of proteins with ozone, and since these are highly reactive species, you don’t want them around.

“Free radicals can unleash fury and cause many chemical transformations.

“If they get out of control, they can just chew through a system and destroy it. For example, free radical damage is thought to play a key role in heart disease and some cancers.

“So when free radicals are formed in the body, such as the lining of the lung, damage occurs, that may ultimately result in inflammation and breathing difficulties.”

The research pushes forward the understanding of the molecular effect of ozone on proteins. But because the tests were conducted in an artificial environment, more work needs to be done to confirm the creation of protein free radicals in lungs and link their effects on human lung physiology.

Professor O’Hair hopes the research inspires fellow scientists to build on the findings.

Associated research will be of the most benefit to those with asthma, other respiratory illnesses or the young and the elderly who are most susceptible to smog.

“If there is free radical damage to lung proteins, it’s unlikely to be reversible, so you won’t be able to design a magic-bullet drug to undo the damage,” Professor O’Hair said.

“Ozone is the result of pollution. So the message has to go out that we need to be proactive on reducing smog levels and pollution.”

The work was funded by the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology.

The results have just been published in leading chemistry journal, Angewandte Chemie (Applied Chemistry) International Edition.

Melbourne School of Chemistry

Chemistry is the science describing matter and its transformations. It is the science that defines molecules, nanostructures, and extended solids, and their properties, reactions and applications. This empowering science is central to virtually all areas of modern science and technology, especially the new, exciting inter- and multi-disciplinary areas of molecular genetics, molecular biology, nanotechnology, medicinal chemistry, drug design and development, and green (environmentally sustainable) chemistry/industry.

Master of Science at the University of Melbourne

The Master of Science is run through the Melbourne Graduate School. A distinctive suite of programs designed to provide options in advanced research training, specialised coursework studies and professional skills development.

Designed in consultation with national and international educators, as well as government and industry employers, the Master of Science prepares students for a career in industry and research. It is also a foundation for entry into the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Al Gore presents at the University of Melbourne

Former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore delivered a presentation on the impacts of and solutions to the climate crisis at the University of Melbourne on Monday, July 27.

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Former US VP Al Gore (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

A special update to his powerful 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth, this presentation comes as the world considers the challenges and opportunities for climate change in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, in Paris in December, where a new global climate change agreement will be negotiated. In addition, his talk to staff and students provided an update on the latest climate modeling and the current state of international climate policies.

Mr Gore served as the 45th Vice President of the United States and served under President Bill Clinton. He is a global champion for climate protection and is the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”

Mr Gore has an ongoing relationship with the university and, in particular, the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. Don Henry, a Public Policy Fellow at the University, is a member of the Board of Directors of The Climate Reality Project and serves as a key climate advisor to Vice President Gore.

Environmental Sciences at the University of Melbourne

  • Master of Agribusiness
  • Master of Agricultural Science
  • Master of Animal Science
  • Master of Environment
  • Master of Food and Packaging Innovation
  • Master of Food Science
  • Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
  • Master of Science (Geography)
  • Master of Urban Horticulture

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Melbourne Master of Food and Packaging Innovation

The Master of Food and Packaging Innovation is a new cross-disciplinary degree offering a range of subjects for a career in different areas of the food and packaging industry.

Over the next 40 years, the world will need to produce 50% more food to feed a rapidly increasing world population. As a graduate of the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation, you will be part of addressing this demand. You will learn the skills necessary to develop valuable and innovative food products that address key issues such as transportability, durability, tamper proofing and perishability issues, as well as key environmental, economic, social and ethical factors.

This unique course forms part of a joint University of Melbourne and The Mondelēz International initiative, with the support of the Victorian Government. Industry is actively involved in this course, because they want to cultivate the skills they require locally.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will have gained practical skills and knowledge across many disciplines such as project management, managing for value creation, entrepreneurship and leadership.  In addition, there are the more science-based aspects in food chemistry, safety and quality, all together offering a wider range of employment pathways within the food and packaging industry.

Program: Master of Food and Packaging Innovation
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne
Semester intake: March and July
Duration: 2 years

Entry requirements
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria:

  • an undergraduate degree with at least 65% average over all years, or
  • a graduate or postgraduate certificate in any discipline with at least 65% average, or
  • a graduate or postgraduate diploma in any discipline, with at least 65% average, or
  • an honours degree in any discipline, or equivalent; and
  • a curriculum vitae or resume; and
  • two academic referee reports; and
  • personal statement of up to 500 words.

2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and may call for further referee reports or employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

University of Melbourne climate change researchers say 2014 will be Europe’s hottest year on record

There is evidence that human-induced climate change has played a significant role in Europe’s hottest year on record.

The data comes from three teams of scientists across the world that each used different methodologies to come to this conclusion.

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Inside the Melbourne Graduate School of Science

Scientists from the University of Melbourne and Australian National University joined with those at University of Oxford and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) to conduct independent assessments of the data, using different approaches involving statistical analyses of the historical temperature record and the results of thousands of simulations with state-of-the-art climate models.

“It is clear that human influences on climate have been the dominant factor in breaking of the previous record temperature averaged across Europe,” said Professor David Karoly, Research Director at the University of Melbourne’s European Union Centre on Shared Complex Challenges.

“This is further evidence that climate change is affecting all regions and an indication that urgent action from all national governments is needed to slow global warming by reducing greenhouse gasses.”

The Melbourne team utilised hundreds of climate model simulations from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5). They found that the odds of temperatures across Europe reaching these levels were increased by at least 35 times due to human influences on our climate.

“By comparing climate model simulations representing the world as it is with simulations of a world without humans, we show that the risk of record hot years like 2014 occurring has very likely increased by at least 35-fold,” said Andrew King, a climate scientist from the University of Melbourne who conducted the analysis.

The Dutch team used long records of observed temperatures across Europe and estimated that the chances of a very hot year like 2014 over Europe has been increased at least 80 times by the human influences on climate.

Using a large computing network (weather@home), Oxford scientists simulated possible European weather based on the observed global ocean temperatures. At the same time, they also simulated a 2014 where there is no human-influenced climate change. Comparing those two “worlds” they found that the 2014 European temperatures were much more likely in the world with climate change than the one without.

Nineteen European countries are very likely to see 2014 as their hottest year on record: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden (equal to 1953) and the United Kingdom.

University of Melbourne Master of Environment

Program title: Master of Environment
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March 2015
Program duration: 1 – 2 years, depending on candidate’s background

Apply to the Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne!

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Monday, December 1st, 2014

About the Melbourne Master of Environment

The University of Melbourne‘s vision is to lead and build passion and excellence to solve society’s major challenges of sustainable land, food and environment. The university is currently ranked 12th in the world for its environmental science programs according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 – Environmental Sciences.

University of Melbourne Master of Environmental Science

Study at the University of Melbourne

Environmental sciences programs at the University of Melbourne can be found across two faculties: The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and the Faculty of Science. Within the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, students can study agricultural sciences and food sciences. At the Faculty of Science, students can learn more about forest and ecosystem science, resource management, and geography.

Program title: Master of Environment
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March 2015
Program duration: 1 – 2 years, depending on candidate’s background

The Master of Environment is a flexible, multidisciplinary course. Depending on your academic background, interests and career aspirations you can choose from more than 200 subjects taught by 10 different faculties. Design your own degree by taking a tailored program or specialise in one of 13 environmentally relevant areas.

Specialisations (Streams)

The major fields of study are designed by experts in the field and are approved by the Graduate Environmental Program’s academic and external advisors.

There are 13 Specialist Paths of Study (Streams) available within the Master of Environment. Comprised of a range of subjects selected by experts in their field, a major will give you specialised knowledge, noted on your academic transcript. Alternatively, you could tailor your degree to your interests and capabilities.

  • Climate Change
  • Conservation and Restoration
  • Development
  • Education
  • Energy Efficiency Modelling and Implementation
  • Energy Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Governance, Policy, and Communication
  • Integrated Water Catchment Management
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
  • Sustainable Forests
  • Waste Management

Students who complete the Master of Environment will have knowledge to undertake professional practice in environment or sustainability, including

  • specialised knowledge in an environmental discipline or field of practice, including knowledge of recent developments in this field;
  • knowledge of the cross-disciplinary nature of environmental issues and professional practice to promote sustainable futures;
  • knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to specialist field of environmental inquiry.

Skills for collaborative and creative problem solving in environmental practice, including

  • ability to critically analyse and synthesise environmental knowledge;
  • ability to envision environmental change and propose pathways to realise this change;
  • ability to communicate complex environmental knowledge and research effectively to a range of audiences;
  • ability to work effectively in cross-disciplinary teams;
  • technical skills for professional practice and research in field of specialisation.

Demonstrated capacity to

  • exercise well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner in an environmental discipline or professional field;
  • plan and execute a substantial project in an area of environmental research or practice.

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