48th Annual AMSA Conference held in Fremantle
Monday, 22 August 2011
CMER group photo - 48th AMSA Conference
This year's annual AMSA conference was held at the Esplanade in Fremantle, 3-7 July 2011. The conference was kicked off by a great welcome function and a busy week of presentations and poster sessions followed. The Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research (CMER) was well represented with Paul, Glenn, Kathryn, Britta, Richard, Gary, Rozaimi and Candace each giving an oral presentation and/or presenting a poster in one of this years Crossing Boundaries themed sessions (abstract links below). Pierre, Aldo, Fede and Andrew also attended, making the most of the opportunity to network with marine researchers from around the country in their own backyard. Kathryn headed up the chair of the scientific committee, producing a program with plenary and keynotes from Peter Mumby, Ian Cresswell, Paul Snelgrove, Steve Blake, Melanie Bishop, Anya Waite, Richard Brinkman and special guests Tonny Wagey and Lourenco Fontes who were here to discuss developments in marine science in the Arafura and Timor Seas. Candace lent a hand on the organising committee, co-hosting the student night at the Newport Hotel and aiding in judging this years Sherwood Award, which was awarded to Hugh Kirkman. The turn out this year was huge, with approximately 500 delegates registering to attend.
- Paul Lavery: Impact of seagrass wrack accumulations of hydrogen sulfide emissions from sandy beaches.
- Glenn Hyndes: Linking land and sea: different pathways for marine subsidies.
- Kathryn McMahon: Indicators for monitoring dredging impacts to seagrasses.
- Britta Munkes: Hydrodynamic effects on grazing strength in seagrass ecosystems.
- Rozaimi Jamaludin: Carbon Preservation in seagrass Meadow Ecosystems.
- Gary Choney: The impact of Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) herbivory on the seagrass Halophila ovalis in the Lower Swan River estuary.
- Candace Willison: Spatial and temporal variations in seagrass wrack degradation rates and processes.