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Displaying from Thursday, June 07, 2012
 June 2012
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 (...)
Thursday 02
13:00 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Craig Groves More Information
Title: Climatic and anthropogenic drivers of river runoff in northeast Madagascar

Abstract: Rivers and their associated watersheds govern the erosion and transport of terrestrial material into the marine environment. In order to characterise the impact of terrestrial runoff on a large (...)
Friday 03
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Tsunami Debris and Synthetic Habitats in Pelagic Waters : Public talk with Paul Sharp (Founder of Two Hands project) Website | More Information
Paul Sharp is founder of Two Hands Project and works on issues of plastic pollution, particularly in the marine environment. Two Hands Project is a collaborative approach to dealing with plastic pollution: take 30 Minutes and Two Hands to clean up yOUR world anytime, anywhere.

Two Hands (...)
Wednesday 08
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Marton Hidas More Information
Title: Oceans of data: the Integrated Marine Observing System and the Australian Ocean Data Network Abstract: Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS, imos.org.au) is a research infrastructure project to establish an enduring observing program for Australian oceanic waters and shelf (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - David Griffin More Information
Title: Extreme oceanic events

Abstract: Extreme oceanic events have received much less attention than they deserve. There are two good reasons why we have tended not to focus on ocean extremes: one is that by definition, they are rare, so direct observations probably don’t exist unless (...)
Wednesday 15
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Reflecting on how education researchers are tackling some of Australia's pressing issues Website | More Information
The Graduate School of Education invites you to participate in this inaugural Seminar Series.

With a focus on sharing personal insights into timely and relevant topics in education research, these seminars will engage participants in a lively discussion of some of the pressing issues (...)
Thursday 16
16:00 - SEMINAR - Trawling for barcodes: environmental DNA analysis of fish plankton : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Understanding how the physical, chemical and biological attributes of the ocean interact is important because it provides a way to forecast fisheries productivity and the ecosystem effects of climate change. Yet, obtaining high-resolution and accurate taxonomic data on microscopic plankton species (...)

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