CMS TalkFest VII

Join us at the Centre for Marine Science’s seventh TalkFest which brings together marine scientists from The University of Queensland and their collaborators to share their current research. The two TalkFest sessions will be broken by a poster session and catered lunch.

TalkFest and other CMS activities are kindly supported by the Goodman Foundation.

Come along and hear from the following speakers:

10:40 - 11:00 A/Prof. Ian Tibbetts (UQ Centre for Marine Science) Welcome and CMS Update

11:00 - 11:20 Dr Christine Dudgeon (UQ SBMS) Switch from sexual to parthenogenetic reproduction in a zebra shark

11:20 - 11:40 Dr James Udy (Science Under Sail Australia) Sailing for seagrass: Data collection? Education? Living Experiences!!

11:40 - 12:00 Dr Carmel McDougall (UQ BIOL) Genetic novelty underlies the patterning of abalone shells

12:00 - 1:00 Poster Session and Lunch

1:00 - 1:20 Dr Kate O’Brien (UQ Chem Eng) Relative timescales of resistance, recovery and disturbance determine the resilience of seagrass ecosystems

1:20 - 1:40 Dr Scott Cutmore (UQ BIOL) Parasites of Moreton Bay fishes: surveying an unknown fauna

1:40 - 2:00 Dr Badin Gibbes (UQ Civil Eng) Field measurements of brine plumes from desalination plant outfalls

2:00 - 2:20 Dr Katrina Davis (CEED) Enforcement of marine zones: costs, benefits and stakeholder perceptions

Friday, 24th February, 10:30am, Physiology Lecture Theatre Room 360 (63)

Please RSVP.

Clean Up Australia Day 2017 at UQ

An image of volunteers at 2016 Clean Up Australia Day

The Centre for Marine Science and UQ Sustainability Office invites UQ students and staff to help us clear rubbish along the riverbank on the St Lucia Campus and plant trees.

We can best protect our marine life by collecting harmful plastic and metal waste before it reaches the ocean, so come along and lend a hand.

Bring a water bottle and gloves. Closed shoes and sun protection essential. Cold water and gloves (for those that can’t bring their own) will be provided.

What: Clean Up Australia Day at UQ St Lucia
When: Tuesday 28th February 2017, anytime between 8am to 11:00am
Where: Meet on the corner of Sir William MacGregor Drive and College Road

Contact:  Tamara Homburg or Christine McCallum,

An image of volunteers in mangrove forest

Register on the Clean Up Australia Day website, join our site by searching St Lucia in the location search.