Date(s) - 06/03/2017 - 06/04/2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Merimbula RSL Club
52-54 Main St
Merimbula, NSW 2548, ,
FROM THE BEACH TO THE DEEP
June 3 and 4, 2017 at the RSL Club in Merimbula
Join us for a weekend of fun and learning with scientists from across Australia. The speakers will be sharing their unique experiences working with extreme environments ranging from Antarctic colds to volcanic depths.
The weekend features 5 different scientists presenting their research and includes an outdoor excursion to get hands-on with science and then a night out with the forum dinner on the Saturday night.
The 2017 forum is co-hosted by the ACT branch of the Australian Marine Sciences Association.
The theme for the 2017 forum is Marine Extremes: From the beach to the deep, which looks into the many different extreme environments in our oceans and the animals that inhabit them. The forum is run over 2 days with 5 different marine scientists presenting on their research. The scientists come from a variety of backgrounds and will cover topics such as life on the ocean floor in Antarctica, coral bleaching and research aboard the CSIRO Investigator.
- Matthew McArthur – freelance ecologist and marine science educator
It’s the little things that (I) count
- Dr Maria Byrne – Professor of Marine Biology, University of Sydney
Corals feel it hot hot hot
- Mr Nathan Janetzki – PhD candidate, Flinders University
Snails know how to rock the heat
- Dr John W. Runcie – Honorary Research Associate, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney
Photosynthesis under pressure: survival at extreme depths and temperatures
- Dr Iain Suthers – University of New South Wales and Sydney Institute of Marine Science
The whole enchilada: from ocean production to predation in the East Australian Current