Keynote Presentation

Dr Tayanah O’Donnell Future Earth Australia Abstract: There is significant debate and contestation over how climate change adaptation measures are to be implemented in and for developed coastlines. This paper will discuss empirical research spanning several years of research in...
  • July 13, 2021
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Associate Professor Scott Smithers1 James Cook University Abstract: Although they are often small, low-lying and relatively young, reef islands are home to many Australians, can support key ecosystem functions, and many are culturally significant.  They are also threatened by climate...
  • July 6, 2021
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Dorean Erhart Climate Risk Management Specialist, Linden Climate Advisory Abstract: Australia’s coasts have always been exposed to a range of hazards, but with more people and property occupying our coastlines than ever before and locked-in sea level rise to 2100...
  • June 24, 2021
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Dr John (Charlie) Veron1 1Researcher Abstract: Fortunately, scientific interest in the Great Barrier Reef has undergone radical changes. The big question – its age and origin – remained in geological hands for nearly a century, culminating in a major drilling...
  • May 3, 2021
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Andrew D Short1 1School of Geosciences, University of Sydney NSW Abstract: The Australian coast contains hundreds of distinct coastal systems stretching from tropical to temperate latitudes and from humid to arid environments. The dimensions and basic characteristics of each of these...
  • April 8, 2021
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Gretta T Pecl 1,2 1 Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Tasmania, Australia.  E-mail: Gretta.Pecl@utas.edu.au 2Centre for Marine Socioecology, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Abstract Climate change is driving a pervasive global redistribution of the planet’s species, with manifest implications from genes...
  • March 5, 2018
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Britta Denise Hardesty1 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere1 Abstract Marine debris or is a globally recognised environmental issue of increasing concern. Marine ecosystems worldwide are affected by human-made refuse, much of which is plastic. This anthropogenic waste comes from both land...
  • February 23, 2018
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Zsuzsa Banhalmi-Zakar1 College of Science and Engineering,James Cook University Abstract Helping coastal communities adapt to the impacts of climate change is a key challenge in Australia and many countries overseas. Contrary to many other nations, coastal protection and management is...
  • February 22, 2018
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Ms Christine Coughanowr1 1CEO, Derwent Estuary Program Abstract The Derwent estuary lies at the heart of the Hobart metropolitan area and is home to 40% of Tasmania’s population, as well as a major centre for commerce, recreation and tourism. The estuary...
  • February 4, 2018
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Raewyn Peart1 1Policy Director, Environmental Defence Society, Auckland, New Zealand Abstract New Zealand is a coastal nation with around 600 islands and 19,000 kilometres of coastline. Over the past 800 years, humans have fundamentally transformed the coastal environment. Since European...
  • January 11, 2018
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