Venue: University of Tasmania, Stanley Burbury Theatre
1. Evolution and Generation of Life on the Early Earth
Wednesday June 24 7.30pm
Lecture 1. The Theory of Evolution – What have we learnt since Charles Darwin? – Professor John Long, Flinders University. More Information
Lecture 2. The Early Earth and Generation of Life (the first billion years) – Professor Malcom Walter, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, University of NSW.
2. Middle Earth – the Slingshot of Life
Wednesday July 15th 7.30pm
Lecture 3. The Boring Billion Years in Earth History and its Significance – Indrani Mukherjee, PhD student, University of Tasmania.
Lecture 4. The Cambrian Explosion of Life and Rise of Marine Species – Dr Diego Bellido-Garcia, University of Adelaide.
3. Life in the last 500 million years; Mass Extinctions, Volcanoes and Meteorites
Wednesday July 22nd 7.30pm
Lecture 5. The Five Great Mass Extinction Events – what was their cause, and when is the next? – Distinguished Professor Ross Large, University of Tasmania.
Lecture 6. Mega Volcanic Eruptions and the Greatest Mass Extinction of all Time – Professor Jocelyn McPhie, University of Tasmania.