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Displaying from Thursday, May 10, 2012
 May 2012
Thursday 10
16:00 - SEMINAR - Sending Sharks to School: Brain Evolution in Sharks and Their Relatives : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Cartilaginous fishes are comprised of approximately 1185 species worldwide and occupy a range of niches and primary habitats. It is a widely accepted view that neural development can reflect morphological adaptations and sensory specializations and it has been shown that similar patterns of brain (...)
Wednesday 16
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Maximising the economic value of biosolids: creating catchment and waterway restoration, climate adaptation, and business improvement – all at once! Website | More Information
Robert Humphries1, Tom Long1, Katrina Walton2 and David Allen3 Water Corporation of Western Australia1, Chemistry Centre of Western Australia2, MBS Environmental3

Most Australian water utilities strive to direct stabilized wastewater sludges, or biosolids, to beneficial uses. However (...)
Wednesday 23
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Dr Johnathan Kool More Information
Dr Johnathan Kool, Marine Ecologist, Geoscience Australia

Title: Bio-oceanographic dispersal models: where are we, and where do we need to go?

Abstract: Connectivity research involves investigating the presence, strength and characteristics of spatiotemporal relationships (...)
Thursday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Light and the sea: an ocean of opportunities to understand the eye and brain Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Shaun P. Collin, WA Premier’s Research Fellow, and Winthrop Professor, The UWA Oceans Institute.

The eye, and ultimately the brain, mediates the detection of light by all organisms on earth. However, eyes are all different and the levels of light available (...)
Wednesday 30
12:00 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Dr Belinda Cannell More Information
Title: Little Penguin breeding and survival in Western Australia compromised by a “marine heat wave” in 2011.

Abstract The largest colony of Little Penguins in Western Australia is located on Penguin Island, 50 km south of Perth, and the breeding performance of a nestbox subpopulation (...)

 June 2012
Wednesday 06
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Harper Simmons More Information
Title: Simulations and observations of large amplitude internal tides and solitons in the South China Sea

Abstract: The Luzon Strait separates the South China Sea from the Western Pacific. Strong tidal exchange generates internal tides that propagate into the South China Sea as large-amp (...)
Thursday 07
10:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - The "all you can eat" guide to the Three Minute Thesis : Three Minute Thesis: A comprehensive guide to preparing and presenting a compelling 3MT talk Website | More Information
The Three MInute Thesis (3MT) is a fun and challenging event that encourages the communication of research to a wide audience. The UWA 3MT competition finals will be held on 25th July and this presentation is a comprehensive guide to the preparation and presentation of a compelling 3MT talk. The (...)

13:30 - EVENT - Postgraduate Showcase 2012 : PG Showcase 2012: 'Frontiers in Agriculture' Website | More Information
Each year The UWA Institute of Agriculture hosts an annual Postgraduate Showcase where selected postgraduate students in the area of Agriculture and related Natural Resource Management present their research findings. The Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s outstanding PhD (...)
Thursday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Understanding Climate Science and the Carbon Price Website | More Information
A free public forum hosted by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson.

Keynote Speakers:

The Hon Greg Combet AM, MP Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Minister for Industry and Innovation


Winthtop Professor Malcolm McCulloch, FAA (...)

 July 2012
Wednesday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment of Large-Scale Coastal and Marine Infrastructure Developments in WA. Website | More Information
Western Australia is undergoing a significant ‘mining boom’. The primary commodities driving that boom are iron-ore and oil and gas. These commodities are destined for export by sea and require the creation of new ports in green fields sites, and expansions of most of the existing ones.

Monday 16
13:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Curt Storlazzi More Information
Title: Watershed influences and potential climate change impacts to US fringing coral reefs. Abstract: While there are a number of threats to coral reefs around the globe, sediment run-off is either the greatest or one of the most serious stressors to U.S. fringing coral reefs. Unlike many global (...)
Tuesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Role of the Ocean in Human Evolution, History and Future Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Carlos M. Duarte, Director, The UWA Oceans Institute.

In this lecture, Professor Duarte will develop a case for the existence of a long relationship, at the deepest possible level, between humans and the ocean and submit that the depth of this relationship (...)
Wednesday 18
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Isabelle Laurion More Information
Title: Canadian thaw ponds under a warming climate

Abstract: Permafrost soils store half of the global below ground organic carbon stock, which is now being mobilized as peat soils thaw and erode. Part of the mobilized C is emitted, stored and transformed by aquatic systems before it (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Environmental Engineering in the Oil and Gas Industry Website | More Information
The size and complexity of exploration, development and production of oil and gas lends itself to numerous opportunities for environmental engineers to influence engineering design in order to minimise the impact on the environment. This presentation will discuss the lifecycle of a typical oil and (...)
Thursday 19
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Ylva Olsen More Information
Title: Will climate change alter susceptibility of Mediterranean seagrasses Posidonia oceanica and Cymodocea nodosa to infection by Labyrinthula?

Abstract: Vulnerability of seagrasses to pathogens may be greater under certain environmental conditions and infections may become detrimental (...)
Tuesday 24
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Burt Jones and Ian Walsh More Information
Speakers: Burt Jones, Professor of Marine Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and Ian Walsh, Senior Oceanographer, WET Labs, Inc.

Title: Ocean observing systems: challenges and opportunities

Abstract: Ocean observing systems are developing on a variety (...)

15:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Coastal and Shelf Sediment Transport Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Collins, Emeritus Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton.

Michael Collins is Ikerbasque Fellow at the Plentzia Marine Station (PIE), the University of the Basque Country(UPV/EHU), Spain and Emeritus Professor in the School of (...)
Wednesday 25
12:00 - Competition - Three Minute Thesis Final : 10 PhD students will explain their research and its significance in just 3 minutes each. Website | More Information
The 3MT competition challenges research students to give a dynamic and engaging presentation about their research and its significance in a way that can be understood by everybody. The audience will select the "People's Choice" winner.
Tuesday 31
2:30 - SEMINAR - WAMSI Kimberley Marine Science Seminar : The first in a series of free seminars on past, current and planned research in the Kimberley. Website | More Information
The Western Australian Marine Science Institution welcomes you to the first of a series of free seminars on past, current and planned research in the Kimberley.

1st Speaker: Dr Barry Wilson (Murex Consultants), Patterns of life on Kimberley shores

The major controls of (...)

 August 2012
Wednesday 01
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Martial Depczynski More Information
Title: Juvenile reef fish assemblages of Ningaloo.

Abstract: The abundance, species richness and assemblage structure of juvenile fishes was quantified in the summers of 2009-2012 along Australia’s largest fringing reef, Ningaloo in Western Australia. In total, over 50,000 juvenile (...)

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