The Centre for Marine Science hosts a regular seminar series aimed at PhD and Honours students but open to all. Our seminars aim to showcase the breadth of student research within the University, encompassing all Schools and Institutes linked to CMS. They provide a great opportunity for Honours and PhD students to practice presenting their research in a small, friendly environment and for everyone to learn about the marine research being conducted at UQ.

3 seminars are held each semester, typically on a Thursday in room 257 Goddard Building. Special seminars featuring visiting researchers are added to the schedule when the opportunity arises. Detailed information about upcoming presenters and topics will be posted here once confirmed.

If you would like to present in the future, please get in contact via email:

2019 Seminar Schedule

Semester 2

‚ÄčThursday, 18 July, 3:00 pm, 257 Goddard Bldg (8) SPECIAL SEMINAR

  • Dr Jack Laverick, University of Odense, Denmark. "What makes a mesophotic coral ecosystem?"

Wednesday, 31 July, 1:00 pm, 257 Goddard Bldg (8) SPECIAL SEMINAR

  • Dr Adam Monier "Killers and Symbionts - Viruses and Infected Cells in the Oceans?"

Thursday, 15 August, 1:00 pm, 257 Goddard Bldg (8) Postgrad Seminar

  • Erin Watson, Honours graduate, BIOL. How colour pattern characteristics influence the detection of objects by a coral reef fish
  • Alejandre Lopez Galan, PhD candidate, QBI "The unknown brain of a cuttlefish - What can we learn from cuttlefish brain and behaviour?"

Monday, 19 August, 3:00 pm, 257 Goddard Bldg (8) SPECIAL SEMINAR

  • Prof. Michal Kowalewski "Tales told by dead shells: Paleobiological approaches to historical ecology and conservation"

Thursday, 26 September, 1:00 pm, 257 Goddard Bldg (8) Postgrad Seminar

  • TBD
  • TBD

Thursday, 17 October, 2:00 pm, 257 Goddard Bldg (8) Postgrad Seminar

  • TBD
  • TBD