[MARMAM] Australian marine mammal symposia @ AMSA 2013 abstract reminder

Liz Hawkins liz at dolphinresearchaustralia.com
Wed Mar 13 14:41:01 PDT 2013


Dear Colleagues,

Reminder that abstract submissions for the Marine Mammal Symposia at the
Golden Jubilee Conference Australian Marine Science Association to be held
on the Gold Coast, Australia 7th-11th July 2013 are due tomorrow 15th March
2013.  

The focus of this special symposium is on "Marine Mammals in Australian
coastal waters - impacts, threats and challenges".

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
responses. 

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.

Please 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

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