Event Details

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - Tuesday, 29 May 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane
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Mrs Mary Brown
3346 4289
Org. Unit:
Alumni and Community Relations

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In recent years, the Great Barrier Reef has made headlines not as a tourist destination but as one of Australia’s largest conservation battles. UQ researchers are diving into projects which will hopefully enable the reef to be better managed and protected.

Sandie and Bernie Degnan are UQ campaign ambassadors for their research into the Crown of Thorns Starfish, which due to its overpopulation, has caused major damage to the reef. This panel discussion will explore the research that is using the powers of attraction to restore the Crown of Thorns to their natural numbers, allowing the reef to regenerate.

Saving the reef is hard work especially when there is no map to show the coral habitat. Dr Chris Roelfsema will join the panel to discuss the urgent need of a habitat map of the 2,300km reef. Describing what can be found on the reef is essentially what we need to understand and manage the health of the reef today and in the future

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