Marine Science Conference-Townsville Australia July 2001

AMSA NQ Secretary AMSA at
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

Plenary Speakers

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.

Climate Change
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 
ecosystem function.

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 
aquatic organisms.

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.

Fisheries Science
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 Venue

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

Registration Fees

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 
changes immediately.

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.


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