CIE Seminar Series 2018: Conservation of coastal and freshwater ecosystems: making the case for better management and rehabilitation

SPEAKER: Dr Paul CarnellResearch Fellow, Blue Carbon Lab, Conservation Science Lab & Marine Mapping Group, Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, Queenscliff

DATE: Friday, 16th March 2018

TIME: 1:30pm

LOCATION:  Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds – room KE1.207 Lecture Theatre (CADET building)

Seminar will also be video linked to the following campuses: Melbourne Campus at Burwood –LT5 (B3.07); and Warrnambool Campus, Room J2.22

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ABSTRACT.  Despite the best of efforts of scientists and conservationists, there is still a global biodiversity crisis. Development projects which impact the environment are approved because the contribution to the economy is placed front and centre. While the services of ecosystems is generally recognised, rarely are they valued on a local scale and included into decision making. The goal of research on ecosystem function and services is to support the case for biodiversity and ecosystem conservation. By measuring and valuing the services of ecosystems, we can place their value into the broader social-economic context. In this talk I will highlight some of the work I/we have been undertaking as part of the Blue Carbon Lab and the Mapping Ocean Wealth project to further coastal and freshwater ecosystem management and rehabilitation.

BIO. Paul graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours). He worked with Prof. Mick Keough for 2 years, before then undertaking his PhD investigating the drivers of change on kelp dominated reefs in Victoria. After finishing, Paul joined the Blue Carbon Lab with Peter Macreadie in 2014, while also working at Parks Victoria in their Science and Management Effectiveness branch. As the Blue Carbon Lab continued to grow, Paul started full-time in the lab in 2015. As of April 2018, Paul will be shifting location to be based at the Queenscliff marine research station.

For more info: http://www.bluecarbonlab.org/lab-members/dr-paul-carnell/

Appointments with guest speaker may be made via natasha.kaukov@deakin.edu.au