General Meeting NCSSA and BSSA
Featuring guest speaker
Program Leader, Fisheries Enhancement at PIRSA
PhD student in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
"Recovering the loss of shellfish reefs from coastal ecosystems and human memory"
from 6pm (6.30 speaker)
Benham Lecture Theatre, Benham Building,
The University of Adelaide (adjacent Victoria Drive)
Oyster reefs form over extensive areas and the diversity and productivity of sheltered coasts depend on them. The relatively recent population growth of coastal settlements inAustralia enabled the evaluation of the collapse and extirpation of native oyster reefs (Ostrea angasi) in South Australia over the course of a commercial fishery.
Heidi’s research centres on the identification and reconstruction of past marine ecological baselines, a focus she has developed through work across marine science and natural resource management and her interest in applying research to management.