WAMSI's founding Chair, Dr Bernard Bowen is remembered for his patience and negotiating skills and his lifelong work to establish cooperative partnerships for marine science in Western Australia.
We used cutting edge genomics technologies to measure geographic patterns in the genetic diversity of marine animals and plants in the Kimberley, through which we can estimate movement - information important for management of the region.
The devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017 captured the world’s attention. But less widely known is Shark Bay's marine ecosystem was also recently devastated by extreme temperatures, when a brutal marine heatwave struck off Western Australia in 2011.
Impact prediction, monitoring and the lessons learnt from implementing dredging programs is the focus for discussion led by WAMSI at the AMSA Conference in July.
Uncovering the published and unpublished data relating to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the waters off the south coast is the conversation the Western Australian Marine Science Institution wants to start at this year’s AMSA Symposium in July.
A comprehensive plan to respond to environmental pressures facing the Shark Bay World Heritage site is being led by WAMSI.
WAMSI and its terrestrial counterpart WABSI will administer $280,000 in legacy funds to further remote sensing knowledge in Western Australia.
Coral fertilisation is most sensitive to sticky inshore sediments according to researchers working to define the effects of dredging-related pressures and natural high turbidity events.
Two fish ecologists wanting to engage children about marine science in WA have produced a book of amazing fish facts with a species identification guide for young explorers that is free to schools
WAMSI welcomes Dr Jenny Shaw as Research Director to manage the development of the Blueprint for Marine Science priorities.
Mr Bruce Lake to take over as interim Chair of the Western Australian Marine Research Institution from 1 January 2019.
Offshore foundations and kelp forest loss were the focus for more than $3 million in funding allocated to eight marine science projects in Western Australia through the Australian Research Council.
WAMSI posts more than 130 data records making it the fourth biggest contributor to the WA Government’s open data portal.
Researchers are calling for an urgent response to mitigate the threats to the Shark Bay World Heritage site from the effects of a changing climate.
After more than ten years of dedicated professional service to WAMSI, we farewelled Business Manager and Executive Secretary to the Governing Board Linda McGowan and wish her all the best in her retirement.