Coast to Coral: Human Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystems.

Join Reef Check Australia and friends on the second Tuesday night of each month in your lounge room/office/comfy chair, for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments.

This month we will hear from Dr. Christopher Henderson, a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Chris completed his PhD at Griffith University, where he assessed the effectiveness of the Moreton Bay Marine Park for fish and how these effects were mediated by connectivity. Now, as as a researcher and lecturer at USC, Chris's research focuses on the role of fish in coastal ecosystems, with a particular interest in how the traits of different species can influence that role.

Chris's most recent research focuses on how human impacts alter biodiversity, leading to widespread change in how ecological functions are delivered and by which species. The impacts of humans alter the roles of species in ecosystems, erode ecological resilience and productivity, and undermine the delivery of ecosystem services. Here, Chris will talk about what this means for ecosystems and how management can incorporate the functioning of an ecosystem to improve outcomes for everyone.

Virtual doors (zoom) opens at 6.25pm for a 6:30 pm start.

Stay after the event for networking and nibbles (BYO obviously!) - get your burning questions answered and continue your thoughts, ideas and sea-minded discussions with your local community, all from the comfort of your couch!

Bring a mate and share in the discovery!

At Reef Check Australia we’re all about inspiring our mates and we love to read your thoughts! So, share your favourite parts about the night and tag us! Reef Check Australia #coasttocoral

This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by oh so many groups including the City of Gold Coast, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, Sunshine Coast Council's Environment Levy partnerships grant, and Townsville City Council.

Future talks take place on the second Tuesday night of each month, with a new, interesting and engaging speaker.

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April 12, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Will you come?