Are greens, really ‘green’: Research on how our greens may be contributing to ozone depletion. (Event/Webinar, 2019).
- Professor Ian Porter, Research Professor, Department of Animal Plant and Soil Sciences, La Trobe University
- Dr. Samantha Grover, Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry, Department of Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science, RMIT University
- Mr. David Riches, Research Fellow, Department of Animal Plant and Soil Sciences, La Trobe University
- Dr. Greg Dingle, Department of Management Sport and Tourism, La Trobe University
- Dr. Anthony Gendall, Head of Department of Animal Plant and Soil Sciences, La Trobe University (TBC)
- Mr. Bruce Macphee, Senior Agronomist, Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association (AGCSA, SEA Foundation Member)
Dr Ian Porter is an Associate Professor with LaTrobe University and formally Statewide Leader of Plant Pathology research within the Department of Economic Development. He is also a Co-Chair of a UN Committee which assists countries worldwide find sustainable solutions to ozone depleting substances (such as methyl bromide) under the Montreal Protocol. Ian has led national research programs on integrated pest management, mitigation of ozone and climate gasses (including N2O) and management of soil health programs in horticultural industries.
These projects have required being aware of global regulatory and environmental policies which impact the way future crop production will occur in agricultural industries.
He has been recognised for his leadership internationally on the transition from controlled uses of methyl bromide, and his contribution to the phase-out of methyl bromide uses in Australia including research and promotion of alternatives.
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