Coast to Coral (Brisbane) - Blue Carbon and Coastal Ecosystems
Come and join Reef Check Australia and friends at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments. Each month we have a new, interesting and engaging speaker.
This month we'll hear from Professor Catherine Lovelock, who is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland. Her research focuses on climate change and its impacts on coastal plant communities, as well as the role of coastal wetlands in climate change mitigation or Blue Carbon.
Catherine will introduce us to Blue Carbon. Mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrass have high levels of organic carbon, called Blue Carbon, in their soils and biomass. This capacity to accumulate and store carbon over time is important for capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thereby mitigating climate change. This talk will explain how conserving and restoring coastal wetlands can provide a wide range of benefits for coastal communities and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as helping mitigate climate change and generating new income streams for land-holders in Queensland and globally.
Entry is $3 (which gets you pizza at the end).
As the venue is a bar, under-18s are most welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. And a 5 year gap is necessary, ie. 17-yr-old can not be accompanied by a 18-yr-old.
For more information or to RSVP email [email protected] or head over to our Facebook Event page.
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grants, with amazing in-kind support from The Bearded Lady.