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Event

Empirical and theoretical insights into the resilience of Pacific coral reefs

When

Thursday, 18th of September 2014; 16:00 to 17:00 hrs. Please note the change in time, the seminar will happen at the end of the day and will be followed by drinks.

location
Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville; video-linked to the University of Queensland (GCI Boardroom, Level 7, Gehrmann Building 60.
Presenter
Prof Peter Mumby, Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane
Prof Peter Mumby, Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Abstract:  Much of our theory of the resilience of coral reefs comes from Caribbean systems which appear to behave very differently to those in the Pacific. I present a combination of new empirical studies from Palau and a new model of Australian coral reefs and ask how different Pacific are from the Caribbean and what are the projections under climate change.

Biography: Prof Peter Mumby is an ARC Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland and a member of the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. He obtained his PhD at the University of Sheffield and then moved to the University of Newcastle as a NERC Post-doctoral Fellow, followed by the University of Exeter on a Royal Society Fellowship. He finally gave up the cold in 2010 and moved to Brisbane. Peter’s current research looks at coral reef resilience in the Pacific (Palau, GBR), valuing and managing ecosystem services (Indonesia, Philippines), and increasingly the management of reef fisheries.

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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