April 4, 2012

The theme for this year's Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference is “Marine Extremes - And Everything In Between” and will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, from 1 to 5 July 2012.

The Hub is a bronze sponsor for this year's conference and will also be hosting the evening poster cocktail session on Monday 2 July.


Marine Biodiversity Hub researchers will convene 4 symposia –

  • SS01 - Hidden species in the oceans: environmental extremes, rapid cladogenesis and morphological stasis (Nikos Andreakis, AIMS and Daniel Gledhill, CSIRO)
  • SS03 - Marine Protected Areas and fisheries management: recent research and thinking from the Australia - New Zealand region (Neville Barrett, UTAS, et al)
  • SS08 - Marine ecological monitoring needs for the next decade: managing in extremes (Keith Hayes, CSIRO)
  • SS12 - Early life stages and environmental extremes (Rachel Przeslawski, Geoscience Australia)

Other presentations

  • Adaptations of Policymaka scientificus for life in the science-policy interface (Paul Hedge, Hub Deputy Director)
  • Identifying indicators and predicting change in Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (Jeff Dambacher, CSIRO)
  • Disentangling the Agononida incerta Species Complex (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Munididae) (Nikos Andreakis, AIMS)
  • Designing flexible long-term monitoring programs: Application of a Generalized Random Tessellation Stratified (GRTS) design in the Flinders Commonwealth Marine Reserve (Nicole Hill, UTAS)
  • Comparison of sampling methods to assess benthic marine biodiversity (Rachel Przeslawski, Geoscience Australia)
  • Fathom out: Ascertaining of bioregions based on  multispecies modelling of benthic invertebrates along the Western Australian continental margin (Skipton Woolley, Museum Victoria)

Conference website