OUR JEWELLED SEAS: Future-Proofing the Great Barrier Reef
21 March 2019 Concert Hall, QPAC

Venue

Concert Hall, QPAC

Location

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date

21 March 2019

Time

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost

Adult: $35 (Early Bird $26.25) Concession: $30 (Early Bird $22.50) Student: $25 (Early Bird $18.75)
Paul Willis
Moderator

Paul Willis

Moderator

Paul Willis

Paul's life has centred around telling stories for science, which has seen him on television across the country with the ABC and acting as Director at the Royal Institution of...

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Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
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Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

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Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Professor Hoegh-Guldberg is internationally recognised for his work on the impact of climate change on oceans, particularly the Great Barrier Reef. He is UQs Professor of Marine Studies and Director...

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Madeleine van Oppen
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Madeleine van Oppen

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Madeleine van Oppen

Madeleine van Oppen is an ecological geneticist with an interest in microbial symbioses and climate change adaptation in reef corals. Her early career focused on evolutionary and population genetics of...

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Paul Falkowski
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Paul Falkowski

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Paul Falkowski

Paul Falkowski is the Bennett L. Smith Professor of Business and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. Born and raised in New York City, Paul earned his BS. and MSc degrees...

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Summary

It’s five minutes to midnight and scientists are leaving no coral unturned to save the reef.

Coral reefs contribute considerably to Earth’s biodiversity, harbouring 25 percent of all marine life. Beyond their breathtaking natural beauty, reefs also maintain ocean health and protect the shore from the sea.

Australia’s own jewelled wonder, the Great Barrier Reef is an integral part of the global reef system, contributes over 6 billion dollars annually to the economy and is deeply embedded in the Australian psyche. Sadly, the reef is facing several ongoing threats, with climate change at the top of the list. Back-to-back bleaching events in the past two years due to ocean warming have damaged significant areas and action across the spectrum is needed now, more than ever.

Join our panel of experts to explore the state of these fragile ecosystems and how Australian and international science and innovation aims to limit, or even prevent further damage.

OUR JEWELLED SEAS: Future-Proofing the Great Barrier Reef is presented in conjunction with Academic Partner The University of Queensland.

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