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Back-to-back seminars: marine connectivity and conservation planning

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Presented by: Dr. Eric Treml, University of Melbourne, Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the University of Queensland

When: Friday, 22nd February 2013; 12:00 to 13:30 hrs.

Where: Building 9 (Multi-Purpose Building & Audio Visual Services), Room #002, JCU, Townsville, with live video-link to the University of Queensland (GCI Boardroom, Level 7, Gehrmann Building 60).

Abstract:

Connecting marine reserves: it depends –Connectivity among reefs is a keystone component for reef persistence and is often highlighted as a key factor to inform conservation decisions.  This talk quantifies and discusses the benefits of incorporating dispersal connectivity for multiple different life histories into conservation prioritisation. We explore how conservation priorities change for such different species types in the wider coral triangle, identifying the types of species (by life history trait such as pelagic larval duration, spawning time, behaviour) that are most informative for conservation decisions at given spatial and temporal scales..

Biography:

Eric Treml is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where he studies marine population connectivity. His research focuses on three primary questions: i) What are the physical and biological drivers of connectivity, ii) how does connectivity contribute to the diversity patterns we observe in nature, and iii) how can this information assist us in making more informed conservation decisions.

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au