Prof Montserrat Vilà, research professor at Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC) in Seville (Spain) will give a presentation on the impacts of biological invasions with special emphasis on a global analysis of the ecological effects of alien plants on native species and ecosystems in the introduced range. The talk will also describe how impacts are quantified, as well some ways to conduct risk analysis of invasion in Europe. Biological invasions occur when species are introduced by humans beyond their natural dispersal ranges, establishing and spreading in the region. Some impacts can affect socioeconomic sectors such as forestry, agriculture or public health. From the management and policy perspective it is important to identify which invasive species are causing, or have the potential to cause, major impacts. A panel of experts, will lead an insightful discussion with Prof Vila on the impacts of biological invasions in the Australian context. For more information and to register:

Impacts of Biological Invasions

Hola Socios Como os comentamos el jueves en los vinillos y discusion que tuvimos sobre la diplomacia cientifica espanyola, aqui va informacion sobre una excursioncilla guiada por un artista cientifico de UNSW, Allan Giddy, llamada Earth & Sky. Allan es el director del Environmental Research Initiative for Art en el College of Fine Arts (COFA) de la University of NSW, Allan Giddy es un referente internacional en el campo de la interactividad entre los sistemas de energías sostenibles, la interconectividad electrónica y el arte público. Informacion adjunta en pdf incluye informacion sobre donde quedar. Punto de encuentro: los dos grandes ficus que se encuentran al final de Glebe Point Road, en el parque junto al agua (mapa adjunto – círculos verdes) Día y hora: jueves 18 de mayo a las 17.15 Esperamos veros- hay que ser puntales para esta!!! y si os apetece seguimos la actividad con unas cervezas en algun pub de alrededor. Allan seguro que se apunta a seguir hablando de arte y ciencia! Desde el grupillo de la junta de SRAP!


We are pleased to announce the second of a series of annual events organised by the association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific. The topic selected for this year’s congress is Light. The objective of the Australia-Spain Research Forums is to present to the wider community broad research topics which are […]

Announcement of the “2nd Australia – Spain Research Forum: Light”

by Paula Llull This week I have collaborated in a workshop organised by artists Turpin + Crawford with a group of Year 4 students at Coogee Public School. It hasn’t been a traditional art workshop where artists teach kids painting or sculpture techniques, not even an introduction to conceptual art […]

Operation Crayweed: Ecology and Art

Last month the newly refurbished Sydney Astrophotonic Instrumentation Laboratory (SAIL) at the University of Sydney (NSW, Australia) were open for business. The SAIL research focuses in developing new concepts in photonics instrumentation applied to Astronomy. The SAIL laboratories are overseen and run by Dr. Sergio León-Saval, vice-president of SRAP-IEAP. SAIL […]

Interview to Sergio León-Saval, director of the Sydney Astrophotonic Instrumentation ...

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The report can also be downloaded as PDF. Please see photo gallery at the end of this post – more photos coming soon!   Sydney 29-31 October 2015 SIMS (Sydney Institute of Marine Science) The association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) is a non-for-profit organisation which commenced […]