Mapping Antarctic Creatures Great and Small: eight scientists discuss what they found mapping the Southern Ocean.

Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 5.30 - 7.00 pm

Location:

Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre; University Centre UTAS
Churchill Ave; SANDY BAY

Details:

After years of research, the new 66 chapter Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean includes more than 9000 Southern Ocean species, 800 maps and 100 colour photos. It examines the distribution, evolution, physical environment, genetics and possible impact of climate change on Southern Ocean organisms.
Join eight scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE-CRC), Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) involved in the project to discuss their fascinating findings and fauna in the remote ocean.

Master of Ceremonies: Dr Kerrie Swadling, IMAS

Panellists
Dr Victoria Wadley, AAD
Victoria was the Project Manager of the Census of Antarctic Marine Life and a Scientific Coordinator of Antarctic Blue Whale Project.
Dr Ben Raymond, AAD, ACE-CRC, and IMAS.
Ben uses computer modelling, remote sensing, and many different types of data to explore and understand Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems.
Dr Alexandra Post, GA
Alix is a marine geoscientist who studies benthic habitat mapping. She focusses on understanding seafloor processes and habitats.
Dr Graham Hosie, SCAR
Graham led the Southern Ocean zooplankton program at the AAD for many years and is now the Chief Officer of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Group on Life Sciences.
Dr Klaus Meiners, AAD / ACE-CRC
Klaus is a sea ice scientist interested in how the physics of sea ice drives the ecology of ice algae.
Prof Mark Hindell, IMAS
Mark has been working with Antarctic mammals and birds for more than 25 years, during which time he has made 17 research trips to the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic.
Dr Andrew Constable, ACE CRC/AAD
Andrew leads the Southern Ocean Ecosystems Change programs at the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC and the AAD.

RSVP/contact: UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au ; (03) 6226 2521.

Event audience: Everyone