Marine Science Conference-Townsville Australia July 2001
AMSA NQ Secretary
AMSA at jcu.edu.au
Tue Feb 6 00:50:24 EST 2001
Marine Science Conference
Townsville, North Queensland Australia
3-6th July 2001
We are pleased to announce that the North Queensland Branch of
The Australian Marine Sciences Association
will host the joint 2001 Meeting of the
Australian Marine Sciences Association and the
New Zealand Marine Sciences Society
in Townsville, 3-6 July 2001.
Conference Theme: 'Changes in the Marine Environment'
Full Registration Information is available on our WWW site:
All interested scientific participants are invited to register.
More information on AMSA-NZMSS 2001
Dr Graeme Pearman - Director CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research.
Dr Pearman became actively involved in a national awareness program
on the climate change issue when he convened the GREENHOUSE87
conference in Melbourne and co-convened the GREENHOUSE94 conference
in Wellington. More recently, he coordinated the establishment of the
CSIRO Climate Change Research Program, one of CSIRO's first
multi-divisional research programs.
Professor Stephen Hall - Director of the Australian Institute of
Marine Science. Professor Hall has published extensively on the
structure and function of marine ecosystems, focusing especially on
the effects of natural and human disturbance. This work has recently
culminated in a book on the global effects of fishing on marine
communities and ecosystems.
Dr Malcolm Green - Principal Scientist in coastal physical processes
at NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research).
Published widely on estuarine and coastal sediment dynamics,
boundary-layer flows and waves, and now leading the research
programme "Effects of Sediments on Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems",
which is a large multidisciplinary investigation of the sediment
threat in New Zealand coastal waters.
ocean-atmosphere processes, coral bleaching, extreme climate events,
C/S/N biogeochemical cycles and biological effects of climate change
Conservation, Management and Biodiversity
science as a management tool and management as a science tool; marine
protected areas, species conservation, management effectiveness and
Temperate/Tropical Reef Ecology
the diversity of reef habitats and the species that occupy them,
their interactions and influences.
Aquaculture and Biotechnology
application of technologies to the sustainable production and use of
Tropical River-Ocean Interactions
physical, geological, chemical, and biological oceanographic studies
of the coastal zone in wet tropical regions of the world.
Patterns of Evolutionary Change
contributions of evolutionary processes in the marine environment and
their study using molecular, ecological and geological tools.
modern approaches to fisheries in Australia and New Zealand.
Introduction of Marine Pests
monitoring and identifying marine pests; vectors, invasion processes
and minimising the spread of marine species; impacts and impact
minimisation; control options.
Pollution Issues in the Coastal Zone
biological, chemical and physical pollutants of the coastal zone:
monitoring, managing and improving current situations.
Special Information Session - Scientific Diving
New Zealand Antarctic and Reef diving standards, equipment and activities.
The conference will be held at Jupiters Townsville, Hotel and Casino,
Sir Leslie Thiess Drive. Telephone: + 61 7 4722 2333; Fax: + 61 7
4772 4741. The venue is just 10 km from Townsville International
Airport, ~10 minutes by taxi. Jupiters overlooks beautiful Magnetic
Island and Cleveland Bay, the Marina, and Townsville City.
Nine meeting rooms are available for the scientific sessions, posters
and trade display. Overhead and 35 mm projectors will be available in
all rooms, video/data
projectors, LCD display panels and large TV monitors are available by
arrangement (AMSA at jcu.edu.au).
Go to our WWW site for downloadable registration and abstract submission forms.
Please complete the registration form and send it to the Conference
Secretariat with payment by 1st May 2001. Please note that NO
abstracts will be accepted after this date and that the registration
cost increases after this date. On receipt of payment, a Tax Invoice
will be sent to you. Please check the receipt and advise of any
Full and student registrations include all sessions, morning and
afternoon teas/coffees, lunches, Welcome Function, Conference Dinner
and Conference Proceedings/Abstracts Book at a fantastic venue.
AMSA North Queensland Branch
email: AMSA at jcu.edu.au
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