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Pilbara Marine Conservation Partnership lunchtime science seminar series - Session 1: Coral Reef Health

Pilbara Marine Conservation Partnership lunchtime science seminar series at Parks and Wildlife, Kensington – grab a sandwich and a seat!

CSIRO in partnership with The University of Western Australia has been conducting the first ever regional-scale assessment of the conditions of – and threats to – the Pilbara coasts and its coral reefs. This partnership, known as, The Pilbara Conservation Marine Partnership (PMCP), is a five year program, funded by the Gorgon Barrow Island Net Conservation Benefits Fund. The fund is administered by the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife.

As the project is drawing to an end, we would like to invite you to come along to a series (3) of PMCP lunch and learn sessions, where key researchers will share their scientific findings from this partnership.

All presentations will be held at the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington.

  • 23rd May 2017 (12:00 – 13:00) - Sessions 1 ‘Coral Reef Health’– ‘Investigating reef recovery rates and processes that affect growth and physiology’ - Dr Russ Babcock (CSIRO) and Professor Malcolm McCulloch (UWA)  
  • 9th June 2017 (12:00 -  13:00) - Session 2 ‘Fish and Sharks’ – ‘Uncovering the nature of fish – habitat relationships in the Pilbara’ -  Dr Di Mclean (UWA) and Dr Tim Langlois (UWA)
  • 29th June 2017 (12:00 – 13:00) - Session 3 ‘Environmental Drivers’ – ‘Understanding factors causing environmental change in the Pilbara region’ - Professor Ryan Low (UWA) and Dr Fabio Boschetti (CSIRO)

More details on these sessions can be found at https://research.csiro.au/pmcp/

Register your interest to attend with an email to: Kelly.waples@dpaw.wa. gov.au

Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington

Tue 23 May 2017 To Tue 23 May 2017

12:00pm To 1:00pm