The Royal Society of Tasmania presents an evening of lectures.
Three postgraduate students from diverse fields present their research.
- “LIKE A NOBLEMAN’S PARK”: THE LANDSCAPE OF AN EXPANDING COLONY
Imogen Wegman, University of Tasmania
Imogen’s thesis explores the use of GIS to examine the early land grants of Van Diemen’s Land. She completed her MA in Landscape History at the University of East Anglia in the U.K.
- DRONES FOR NATURAL LANDFORM MAPPING
Dr Stephen Harwin, School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania
Dr Harwin’s research focuses on fine scale landform change monitoring with drones, photogrammetry, LiDAR and remote sensing. Dr Harwin is a licensed UAV pilot (multi-rotor and fixed wing) and has over ten years’ experience as a GIS and web mapping specialist and spatial software engineer.
- NEW METHOD FOR THE EXTRACTION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM PLANTS
Jeremy Just, School of Physical Sciences.
Plants remain an important source of small organic molecules for chemical synthesis applications. Laboratory equipment for the extraction of these molecules can be expensive, and the techniques time consuming. A standard household espresso machine has been tested and used for the rapid and efficient extraction of plant material. This method has allowed researchers in organic synthesis at the University of Tasmania to isolate complex organic molecules, otherwise unavailable, for use in their research.
All interested people are welcome
Admission is free