National Marine Science Centre SeaWeek event
To celebrate SeaWeek, Southern Cross University's National Marine Science Centre will be hosting a free evening lecture entitled "Future proofing kelp forests" by Adjunct Professor Melinda Coleman.
Climate change is causing widespread habitat deterioration and destruction and presents one of the biggest threats to species and global ecological function. Underwater kelp forests underpin fisheries and vast economic values on Australian coasts but are declining due to climate change.
There is an urgent need to develop novel and proactive solutions to combat, reverse and prevent this habitat loss. Dr. Coleman will discuss how we are assessing the vulnerability of kelp forests to climate change and developing novel solutions to “future-proof” management in our changing oceans.