Learn about the effects of climate change on east coast waters and what impact we can expect it to have over the next 20 years.
Join us at Freycinet Lodge with Professor Gretta Pecl, a renowned marine ecologist from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. Gretta has spent her career studying effects of climate change on the inhabitants of Tasmania's east coast waters. Hear about her research, her predictions about the future of our iconic marine species and environments, and then chat with her over cocktails and dinner about how you can be part of the solution. Lodge chefs will be offering a three-course dinner showcasing the flavours of the east coast.
Warming Waters and the East Coast of Tasmania – what will the next 20 years bring?
5.30pm | Friday 13 August at Freycinet Lodge
More about the Talk
Our ocean and coasts are incredibly important for the island state of Tasmania, and they have seen major changes over the past 20 years with many new species making Tasmania home, and significant losses of critical habitat-forming species like giant kelp. Given warming trends and the frequency and intensity of marine heatwaves are projected to continue, what is the future likely to bring for our marine species, ecosystems and industries, off the east coast, and how can we adapt to these changes?
More about Professor Gretta Pecl
Gretta is a marine ecologist with a passion for science engagement and communication with the public. Much of her current research is about understanding climate change impacts in marine systems, and how our marine industries and communities may best adapt to these changes. She developed and leads the National citizen science project Redmap Australia, which invites fishers and divers around our coastline to help monitor changes in our seas. Gretta is also a Lead Author for the IPCC (Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change), Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology at UTAS, and a mum of two teenagers.