Addressing the big issues in coastal communities

Mr Lincoln Wong1,2, Dr Tim Lynch2, Dr Rick  Stuart-Smith1, Mr Andrew Martini2, Mrs Lauren Hardiman2, Dr Jeff Ross1 1Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 2CSIRO, Battery Point, Australia Abstract: With the steady increase in both...
  • March 6, 2020
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Dr Eric Woehler1 1Birdlife Tasmania Abstract: Surveys around Tasmania’s coast over the last 20 years have shown that Tasmania supports at least half the global populations of Hooded Plovers, Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers. These species are present elsewhere in Australia,...
  • March 5, 2020
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Mr Justin  Story1, Ms Sarah Leck1 1Aither, Melbourne, Australia Abstract: In Seychelles, coral reefs provide coastal protection, habitat for a range of marine species and in turn support key tourism and fisheries industries. However, in Seychelles over 90 percent of...
  • March 5, 2020
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Dr Vicki Stokes1, Mr John Graff1 1BirdLife WA, Floreat, Australia Abstract: Migratory shorebirds are one of the most threatened groups of bird globally, largely due to loss and changes in the wetland and shoreline habitats they rely on. In areas...
  • March 5, 2020
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Ms Yuexiao Shao1, Dr Juraj Farkaš1, Prof John Tibby1, Ms Deborah  Haynes1, Mr Henri Wong2, Dr Jonathan Tyler1 1University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, 2Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Sydney, Australia Abstract: The Coorong Lagoon, as part of the wetland...
  • March 5, 2020
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Ms Annabel  Sandery1 1Wavelength Consulting, Prospect, Australia Abstract: The coastline of Southend is important to the local community due to its recreation, tourism and nature values. The coastal assets, public land and infrastructure within the vicinity of the coastline have...
  • March 5, 2020
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Mr Mark Rodrigue1 1Parks Victoria, Melbourne, Australia Abstract: Marine plastic pollution poses a significant threat to environmental as well as social and amenity values of marine and coastal protected areas from Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay to remote parts Victoria’s wild...
  • March 5, 2020
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Dr David  Rissik1, Dr  Beth Toki1 1Bmt, Brisbane, Australia Abstract: Coral reefs are a first line of defense against coastal flooding and erosion. Coral reefs also provide other important benefits for tourism, fishing, beach preservation and habitat richness. But Seychelles’...
  • March 5, 2020
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Dr Perviz Marker1 1Friends of Burnie Penguins, Burnie, Australia Abstract: Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) are found in colonies along the Northwest coast of Tasmania, generally along a narrow coastal fringe, urban in much of its extent. This study describes the...
  • March 5, 2020
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Dr Indi Hodgson-Johnston1, Dr Michelle Heupel1 1Integrated Marine Observing System, Hobart, Australia Abstract: Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System is a national marine research infrastructure which has been collecting sustained ocean observations across Australia’s vast maritime jurisdiction since 2006. Being a...
  • March 5, 2020
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