Dr Tatsuya Amano

Australian Research Council Future Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland; Deputy Director, Research, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland

Dr Tatsuya Amano is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow based at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland, and is the Deputy Director in Research at the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science also at UQ. Tatsuya is committed to improving the way we conserve biodiversity, from the generation and interpretation of scientific evidence to the transfer of evidence to decisions and societies. His research interests include: identifying gaps in our efforts in conservation science, policy and practices, overcoming knowledge gaps with modelling approaches, and facilitating evidence-based conservation. He also has a strong interest in unveiling the importance of overcoming cultural barriers in environmental sciences. His translatE project (https://translatesciences.com/) applies scientific approaches to understanding the consequences of language barriers in science and devising solutions, with the aim of maximising scientific contribution to global biodiversity conservation.

Presentation: Transcending language barriers, reconnecting evidence and people for conservation

Professor Adrienne Nicotra

Associate Director Research, Division of Ecology and Evolution, Research School of Biology, Australian National University

Professor Adrienne Nicotra is a plant evolutionary ecologist with interest in the capacity of plants to respond to environment and environmental change –phenotypic plasticity. Her work focusses on native species from a wide range of environments, though she is particularly fond of mountain flora. Adrienne joined ANU as a postdoctoral fellow in 1998 and has been there ever since, now as a Professor and Associate Director Research in the Division of Ecology and Evolution in the Research School of Biology. Adrienne is the director of the Australian Mountain Research Facility.