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Australian Government

Australian Research Council

Environmental Futures Network
Environmental Futures Network
The University of Adelaide
North Terrace Campus
Darling Building
South Australia 5005

Phone: +61 8 8303 3952
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4364

Annual General Meetings

March 24th, 2009
Adelaide University Campus

This one day AGM encompassed half a day Network business and 1/2 day scientific presentations by Network funded project conveners.


Attending, Network CIs -Robert Hill(Chair), Margaret Byrne, Andy Austin, Sean Connolly, Simon Haberle, Steve Donnellan, Alan Cooper, Jeremy Austin, Steve Cooper, Arthur Georges, Michelle Guzik, Nick Murphy, David Bowman, and Maria Lekis

Apologies: T. Denham, R. M. Sprigg, Andy Lowe.

Network housekeeping Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Activity in 2008 - general overview
  • Addressing Network Objectives - outcomes as generated by Audit and progress reports
  • Audit & previous AGM recommendations
  • Budget - discussion on remaining funding
  • Activity post ARC funding / end user engagement
  • Wrap up of Network / Final Annual Report for 2010


Scientific presentations

Andy Austin, updated on the outcomes of the project, Evolution of short-range endemic taxa associated with troglobitic and groundwater.

Michelle Guzik (ECR), report on the Network funded National Postgraduate training workshop in Systematics 08 and other related current research.

Nick Murphy (ECR), current related research and Working Group Project activity associated with A. Austin above.

Steve Donnellan, Role of Melanesia in the diversification of the Australian terrestrial biota.

Bob Hill, Investigating Australia's past depositional regimes by accessing intact sedimentary sections (or core samples) to assess the potential of the palaeontological resource in southern Australia.

Simon Haberle, Developing an understanding of e-Research applications for early career researchers in Australia utilising the Australasian Pollen and Spore Atlas (APSA).

Alan Cooper, Conference on Mathematical & Evolutionary Biology 08

Sean Connolly, Understanding the drivers of biodiversity gradients: Towards a process-based approach

David Bowman, Integrating historical, ecological, molecular and geographic data to reconcile Australian Biotic radiations using eucalypts and song birds as a case study.

Margaret Byrne, update of outcomes on the project, Evolutionary history of the Australian biota.