Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017

Concurrent Session 4: S13: Commonwealth Marine Parks: research for management


Chair: Amanda Parr
Australian Marine Parks, also known as Commonwealth Marine Reserves, cover around a third of Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone and include sub-Antarctic to tropical environments. This symposium will address the range of knowledge about these vast and diverse offshore marine environments and discuss how this knowledge is, or can be, used in managing Australian Marine Parks. Presentations are invited that address the following questions: How do we improve our scientific understanding of these ecosystems? How to integrate our knowledge across marine science disciplines? How do we best ensure that the information is useful for managers? What are the highest priorities for research in Australian Marine Parks?
Sponsor of Commonwealth for Marine Parks research management - Parks Australia

  • Session Details
  • LocationLitchfield Room, DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade
  • Session TimeTuesday 4th July 3:40pm to 5:00pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
3:40pm to 4:00pm Tracking biodiversity values and threats on shallow rocky and coral reefs Rick Stuart-Smith S13: Commonwealth Marine Parks: research for management
4:00pm to 4:20pm Should we monitor the bleeding obvious? Terry Walshe S13: Commonwealth Marine Parks: research for management
4:20pm to 4:40pm Piloting a new approach to Monitoring Victoria's Marine Protected Areas in Point Addis Marine National Park. Steffan Howe S13: Commonwealth Marine Parks: research for management



  • PEPs In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
4:40pm to 4:45pm A surrogacy approach to evaluate the habitat potential of Australian submarine canyons Zhi Huang PEP Talk
4:45pm to 4:50pm Development of field manuals for marine benthic monitoring in CMRs Rachel Przeslawski PEP Talk