Climate change is predicted to lead to a net decrease in food production, globally. Tropical zones will move from optimal growing conditions into extreme and prolonged summer temperatures. This will cause drops in productivity in areas where the bulk of malnourished people live. Growing seasons will likely get longer in temperate zones as climate warms but any gains will likely be offset by extreme weather events like drought, flood and bushfire. More species are documented as ‘on the move’ due to these changing climatic conditions, many are vital to our food security.
Meet our panel of experts and discover the implications of food on the move for Tasmania and beyond. Join and explore how our communities can adapt to secure a sustainable food future.
Hosted by Professor Gretta Pecl, Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology and ARC Future Fellow, University of Tasmania.
- Professor Alana Mann, Head of Discipline, School of Creative Arts and Media, University of Tasmania
- Anthony Houston, Tasmanian Farmer and Climate Change Advocate
- Professor Christine Beveridge, President, ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture, Professor of Plant Biology, University of Queensland