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Boodja Soil Science Lecture and Sundowner

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Soil Science Australia (WA Branch) invites you to the annual WA Boodja Soil Science Lecture.

Event details

You are warmly invited to the 2016 WA Boodja Soil Science Lecture to on Thursday 29 September at Curtin University, commencing at 5 pm.

Thursday 29 September 2016
5 pm - 7 pm
John Curtin Gallery Foyer (Building 200), Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
Free - please register.
Boodja soil science lecture

Boodja is a Noongar word for “land” and the lecture series acknowledges the important role of aboriginal understanding in the responsible management of our soil and land.

This year the Society is honoured to have Emeritus Professor Robert (Bob) Gilkes present the fourth in this lecture series: “Differences between south-west Western Australian soils and the rest of the world– Fishing for answers!”

The Boodja Lecture will be held in association with the Society’s 60th Anniversary Sundowner.

The Sundowner venue is at the John Curtin Gallery Foyer (Building 200) at Curtin University and will commence at 5 pm. The Boodja Lecture is at the nearby Bankwest Lecture Theatre (room 200A.220:LT) and will commence at 6 pm.

There is no charge to attend either event, but we do ask that you register for catering purposes. Registration will close on Thursday 22nd September. Please register online.

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We would like to encourage you to Tweet about the event – before, during and after.  It’s a great way of spreading the word about such a wonderful event.  Please use the hashtag #BoodjaLec and include @SoilScienceAust in your text.

Further details can be found in the flyer.

Presenter: EmeritusProfessor Robert (Bob) Gilkes

Emeritus Professor Bob Gilkes

This year the Society is honoured to have EmeritusProfessor Robert (Bob) Gilkes present the fourth in this lecture series. Bob is a world-renown researcher in soil-mineralogy,fertiliser chemistry, mine site rehabilitation and management of soil, water and other resources. A former Winthrop Professor of Soil Science, Bob is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia, a recipient of the Prescott Medal for outstanding contribution to soil science and a Crawford Medal recipient for his lifetime contribution to research supervision, mentoring overseas students and contribution to building capacity in developing countries for food security. Bob is highly regarded by former students and the WA farming community.
Bob’s presentation is titled: Differences between south-west Western Australian soils and the rest of the world…..- Fishing for answers!