Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017

Concurrent Session 2: S5: Ecological diversity and connectivity in the tropical eastern Indian Ocean


Chair: Zoe Richards, Kathryn McMahon and Jim Underwood.
The Indo-Pacific is an extremely large marine realm that unites two oceans via a restricted Coral Triangle corridor. A large body of research exists that describes the patterns and processes responsible for the diversity in the Central and West Pacific but the Indian Ocean has up until now been largely neglected. This symposium session will showcase the results of recent research conducted in the NE Indian Ocean and highlight the diversity and ecological connectivity in the region. The session will explore how the diversity of the region is currently managed and how traditional knowledge and new technologies could be further incorporated into future management to safeguard the unique marine resources of the NE Indian Ocean.

  • Session Details
  • LocationBallroom 1, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade
  • Session TimeMonday 3rd July 1:30pm to 3:10pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
1:30pm to 1:50pm Optimising the management of tropical reef fish Thor Saunders S5: Ecological diversity and connectivity in the tropical eastern Indian Ocean
1:50pm to 2:10pm Evolution of Pygmy Angelfish: A Model Group to Study Species Boundaries in the Eastern Indian Ocean and Beyond Joseph DiBattista S5: Ecological diversity and connectivity in the tropical eastern Indian Ocean
2:10pm to 2:30pm Mesophotic coral ecosystems: A global perspective and putting Ningaloo in context Joseph Turner S5: Ecological diversity and connectivity in the tropical eastern Indian Ocean
2:30pm to 2:50pm New knowledge on the marine Crustacea of northern Western Australia. Ana Hara S5: Ecological diversity and connectivity in the tropical eastern Indian Ocean



  • PEPs In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
2:50pm to 2:55pm Complex ocean currents promote adaptive diversification and lower dispersal in a tropical reef fish from north-western Australia. Oliver Berry PEP Talk
2:55pm to 3:00pm Genomics reveals fine-scale Patterns of Dispersal for a Reef Fish along the ecologically significant Coast of Northwestern Australia Joseph DiBattista PEP Talk