Coast to Coral: Effects of climate change induced sea level rise on mangrove forests.

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 Vicki Bennion, a PhD candidate from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland. Vicki completed her undergraduate degree with honours at the University of Queensland in 2007 where she helped install and begin the journey of measuring rod-surface elevation tables within coastal wetlands of south-east Queensland. She has worked on many special projects over the past 14 years and began her PhD in January 2021. 

With the onset of climate change induced sea level rise, Vicki has been measuring the changes in surface elevation in coastal wetlands to monitor responses and abilities of these habitats to maintain surface elevation rise at levels equal to or higher than sea level rise. Vicki will speak about these findings and predictions, along with subsequent mangrove tree growth rates from coastal wetlands of south-east Queensland. 

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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May 10, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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