Coast to Coral Brisbane: Seeking Out QLD's Restoration Hotspots
Join Reef Check Australia and friends at The Bearded Lady 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, our speaker is Dr Ben Gilby, a research fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast, working in coastal and marine ecology with interests in coastal management, fisheries, restoration and conservation. His research team has been worked extensively on the fish of Moreton Bay and southeast Queensland, and they have recently set their sights on using this information to inform habitat restoration practices.
Coastal ecosystems are under significant threat from human activities, especially urbanisation and coastal habitat loss. These impacts can change the number and type of fish that live along our coasts and estuaries, and this can have knock-on effects for the value of coastal fisheries. This talk will detail how information regarding the distribution of habitats and fish in estuaries can help us maximise the cost effectiveness and ecological benefits gained from coastal restoration efforts.
6pm: Bar opens
6:30: Grab a seat (they go fast!)
6:45: Talk kicks-off
7:30: Pizza & good sea-minded conversation!
Entry is $3 (which gets you pizza at the end).
As the venue is a bar, Under 18's 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.
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grants,and Layne Beachley Foundation, with amazing in-kind support from The Bearded Lady.
Future talks will take place on the last Tuesday night of each month.
Please RSVP at our Facebook event page