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Be more Pacific

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
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Australia has a unique landscape and stunning reefs. But what creatures are among the shallows and how do we go about protecting such valuable icons?

Big green donuts in the Great Barrier Reef

Mardi McNeil (PhD Candidate and Sessional Academic, Queensland University of Technology)
Delve into the deeper habitats on the inter-reef seafloor of the northern Great Barrier Reef, where vast meadows of green macroalgae build huge donut shaped sediment mounds. What are they, who lives there, and why do we care?

Mardi McNeil is a sessional academic and PhD candidate in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Biological Science at QUT, and recipient of the 2018 Australian Coral Reef Society Terry Walker Award. She studies carbonate sediments in tropical reef systems.

Guiding decisions for nature conservation

Dr Josie Carwardine (Research Scientist, CSIRO)
Decision making requires processing multiple, sometimes complex information. Can we use science to guide crucial management decisions that create the best outcomes for nature and people in iconic areas of Australia and Indonesia?

Dr Carwardine uses scientific approaches to guide decisions for the survival of threatened species and ecosystems, while considering broader cultural, economic and social values.

A hitchhiker's guide to marine biodiversity

Dr Eleanor Velasquez (Associate lecturer, Queensland University of Technology)
Many of us have a pumice stone in our bathroom, but did you know that pumice provides a vehicle for marine animals and plants to disperse throughout the Pacific? Seems there's more to this porous stone than meets the eye!

Dr Velasquez recently graduated with a PhD in community ecology and is an associate lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology. Her thesis was nominated for an 'outstanding doctoral thesis' award. She has an interest in scientific communication and storytelling.
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