Dr Chris Rosin

Dr Chris Rosin is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CSAFE).  As a social scientist  he is responsible for interviewing participating farmers and growers. On the show, Chris talks about the long running ARGOS project.

Shane’s number of the week: 100.  At the present rate of extinction, most species will be extinct in 100 years. Shane’s goes on to discuss Holocene, or Anthropocene, two terms that refer to time periods when humans have had a significant impact on Earth’s climate and ecosystems.

Sam’s Joined-up-thinking: five things the IT profession could be doing towards a sustainable future, and also about the impact of Barbier’s Venn diagram of sustainability.

Air date: 1oth March 2011

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Author: Samuel Mann

An Associate Professor with a background in both IT and land management, Sam has developed applied IT for regional government, crown research institutes and large organisations. He has taught computing since 1994, at Otago Polytechnic Information Technology since 1997, including five years as Head of Department. Sam has published over 150 conference and journal papers in the fields of augmented experiences; sustainability; and computer education. Sam is responsible for the development of Education for Sustainability at Otago Polytechnic where we are committed to every graduate thinking and acting as a sustainable practitioner

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