[MARMAM] Australian Marine Mammal Symposia @ AMSA 2013 invitation for abstracts

Liz Hawkins liz at dolphinresearchaustralia.com
Sun Mar 3 21:07:58 PST 2013

Dear Colleagues,

 We would like to invite you to take part in the upcoming special symposium
on "Marine Mammals in Australian coastal waters - impacts, threats and
challenges" as part of the 2013 Golden Jubilee Conference of the Australian
Marine Science Association on the Gold Coast, Australia, 7-11 July 2013. 

SS12. Marine Mammals in Australian coastal waters - impacts, threats and

Increasing coastal development around Australia including port development,
shipping channels, gas and oil exploration, boating and pollution are
putting a new challenge on marine mammals in near shore waters. Recent
studies have demonstrated that coastal urbanisation is becoming a critical
stress factor for cetaceans, pinnipeds and sirenia. This symposium will
bring together a wide range of studies on impacts of coastal development on
marine mammal populations and how these impacts can be mitigated. A
particular focus is set on the gas and oil exploration and mining boom. Some
sub-sessions around this theme maybe created, depending on the diversity of

We are inviting abstract submissions on related topics to be considered for
poster or oral presentations.  

For information on abstract preparation and submission, go to:
<http://www.amsa-nzmss2012.com.au/> http://www.amsaconference.com.au/ select
'Presentations' then 'Abstract Preparation' in the dropdown menu.

Abstract submission is due by FRIDAY 15TH MARCH 2013 

Please feel free to spread the information to your colleagues/students who
might be interested.

Looking forward to your contribution and seeing you on the Gold Coast.

Olaf Meynecke and Liz Hawkins

Olaf Meynecke

Adjunct Research Fellow - Marine Systems

Australian Rivers Institute (ARI) - Coast & Estuaries
Griffith University - Gold Coast campus 

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