How are Thai citizens contributing to Leopard Shark conservation? What is the cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration? Will integrated approaches for seagrass monitoring improve effectiveness?

Discuss these topics and more at UQ’s Centre for Marine Science (CMS) TalkFest on Friday 27 February 2015.

CMS comprises one of the largest and most diverse groups of marine scientists and engineers in Australia.

The bi-annual conference, TalkFest, brings together marine researchers from across UQ, industry, and other institutions to share and discuss the latest topics in marine research.

The event will include eight short presentations, afternoon tea, and plenty of opportunities for discussion.

Everyone is welcome!

Date: Friday 27 February 2015
Time: 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Location: Physiology Lecture Theatre, Room 348, Building 63
RSVP: Morana Mihaljević


  • Dr Chris Roelfsema (School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management) – Ecological assessment of Point Lookout Dive Site 2001-2014: a citizen science project
  • Dr Christine Dudgeon –Spot the Leopard Shark: Thailand - a citizen science project
  • Dr Elisa Bayraktarov (Global Change Institute) – Cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration
  • Dr Jenny Ovenden (School of Biomedical Sciences) – Genetagging in Spanish mackerel - estimating the number of feeding fish with short term mark and recaptures
  • Prof Gregory Webb (School of Earth Sciences) – Coring the Holocene for palaeoclimate analysis, Heron Reef
  • A/Prof Ian Tibbetts (School of Biological Sciences/Director Centre for Marine Science) – Update on marine@UQ
  • Dr Alice Rotini (University of Rome) – Effectiveness of integrated approaches for seagrass monitoring. A case study on Halophila stipulacea in the northern Red Sea
  • Dr Janet Lanyon (School of Biological Sciences) – Fine scale population structure of dugongs implies low gene flow in southern Queensland
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