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Displaying from Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 July 2012
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 (...)
Wednesday 22
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Jean Paul Hobbs More Information
Title: Determining extinction risk in Western Australia's endemic reef fishes

Abstract: In the terrestrial environment, endemic species have experienced the highest rates of extinction over the last 400 years because they exhibit a range of vulnerable ecological, biological and genetic (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Current Knowledge of the Brain of Sharks and Their Relatives: Evolution and Adaptation Website | More Information
Cartilaginous fishes are comprised of approximately c. 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 that similar patterns of brain organization (...)
Friday 24
8:30 - CONFERENCE - Combined Biological Sciences Meeting 2012 : Full day meeting for all members of the life sciences community Website | More Information
CBSM aims to promote biological science in Western Australia by encouraging the interaction of scientists, students and industry representatives from all aspects of life science.

The meeting is designed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and expertise to keep the life (...)
Wednesday 29
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Sam Kelly More Information
Title: Toward the prediction of noncoherent tides

Abstract: Ocean tides are among the best observed and most predictable geophysical phenomena. However, in the 1960's Walter Munk and David Cartwright discovered that the phase and amplitude of tidal motions vary in time and are not (...)

 September 2012
Wednesday 05
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Luc Rainville More Information
Title:Observations of Internal Waves from Autonomous Gliders - studies from Luzon Strait and from Tasmania.

Abstract: The vertical isopycnal displacements associated with internal waves are estimated using autonomous underwater gliders. Although they travel relatively slowly, the (...)
Friday 07
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Adventures In Arctic Seas and Metagenomes- The Search for Cold Adapted Enzymes Website | More Information
Organisms living in cold environments must possess enzymes which function at lower temperatures in order to survive. Humans have found uses for these enzymes in the food and processing industries, domestic products and for biotechnological applications. This, along with their potential for (...)
Wednesday 12
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Alistair Paterson More Information
The Eastern Front—Museums and Archaeology in Western Australia on the Indian Ocean

Abstract: In June 2011, the Western Australian (WA) Museum established a partnership with the British Museum. The signing of a memorandum of understanding between both institutions was witnessed by (...)
Thursday 13
16:00 - SEMINAR - Water Resources and Water Resources Law Reform in South West WA – confronting water scarcity : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
With another very dry winter just passing, we can see that one of the greatest impacts of climate change on Australia is the drying of the South-West of the WA. If we add this climate pattern to the growing pattern of resource development, population growth and overuse of some of our scarce water (...)
Wednesday 19
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Maja Adamska More Information
Title: Simple bodies of calcaronean sponges are products of complex developmental toolkits

Abstract: Evolution of animal body plans, and genomic changes that are underlying the morphological changes, are key biological problems. From cnidarians to humans, bodies are patterned by a (...)

How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? How do flowers know when to show their pretty colours? Can plants actually hear the chatter of the neighbourhood? This seminar is a window open onto the realm of plants, one hour detour into the history of how we perceive them, what we know about (...)
Thursday 20
12:30 - SEMINAR - OI Seminar Series - Lucy Wyatt More Information
Title: The Australian Coastal Ocean Radar Network facility of IMOS – present and future.

Abstract: HF ocean radars provide maps of surface currents over meso-scale areas of coastal ocean and make it possible to map real-time dynamics of sea surface currents across substantial areas of (...)

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