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Symposium: The South Coast of Western Australia: research for management

04 July 2019

William Bay

The South Coast of Western Australia: research for management symposium aims to uncover previous and current research being conducted off the south coast and to bring the south coast to the attention of the wider marine science community and government bodies.

The economic, social and environmental dimensions of the waters off the isolated south coast of Western Australia are poorly understood. Knowledge gaps identified by researchers and the impacts the south coast faces under a changing climate will help to develop a strong case for a future Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) research program to support marine management in this region.

This symposium brings together 15 researchers working off the south coast of Western Australia and welcomes collaborative input into informing management with good science.

When: Tuesday 9 July 10.30am-3.30pm

Where: AMSA Conference, The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA

 

Chair: Jenny Shaw, Research Director, WAMSI

 

Speakers:

Dr. Mark Buckley

Research Fellow

The University of Western Australia Wave Energy Research Centre

Observations and modeling of waves and currents in Albany, WA

 

Dr. Michael Cuttler

Research Associate

The University of Western Australia

Seasonal and interannual variability of the wave climate at a wave energy hotspot off the southwestern coast of Australia

 

Connor Gorham

Edith Cowan University

CARBON STORAGE BY TIDAL MARSH ECOSYSTEMS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

Mr. Jeffrey Norriss

Research Scientist

Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Bycatch of Flesh-footed shearwaters (Ardenna carneipes) recorded by a purse seine fishery is closely associated with their annual breeding cycle

 

Dr. Harriet Paterson

Lecturer

UWA

Seasonal Dynamics of Plastic on the South Coast of WA and its Impact on Flesh-footed Shearwaters

 

Mr. Thomas Crutchett

Master's Student

The University of Western Australia

Microplastics identified in commercially caught Western Australian Sardines (Sardinops sagax)

 

Dr. Claire Ross

Research Scientist

Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation And Attractions

Growth and physiology of high-latitude corals in Bremer Bay, Western Australia (34.4°S)

 

Mr David Juszkiewicz

Honours Student

Curtin University

Phylogeography of Plesiastrea versipora (Cnidaria: Scleractinia: Plesiastreidae): an integrated taxonomic approach reveals cryptic speciation

 

Miss Savita Goldsworthy

Student

Curtin University

The Composition of Shallow Water Temperate Reef Assemblages in Western Australia

 

Mr. Jack Parker

Master Student

Curtin University

The changes in distributions and function of Labridae in temperate South Western Australia.

 

Kyle Stewart

Murdoch University

Food resource partitioning among three key fishery species in the Walpole-Nornalup Estuary

 

Mr. Tim Leary

Technical Officer

Western Australian Department Primary Industries And Regional Development

Human capital in the south coast WA fishing industry: an exceptional aging workforce or in line with broader demographic trends?

 

Dr. Wiebke Ebeling

Centre Manager, Wave Energy Research Centre

The University of Western Australia

Great Southern Marine Research Facility – a new hub for Australia’s Blue Economy

 

Dr. Elke Reichwaldt

Environmental Officer

Western Australian Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Linking the management of catchment and sandbar opening to estuary health – a case study from Wilson Inlet, Western Australia

 

Mrs Alessandra Mantovanelli

Environmental Officer

Western Australian Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Integrated approach for managing estuaries of South-West Australia