AMSA-NZMSS 2012 is a joint conference between the Australian Marine Sciences Association Inc. and the New Zealand Marine Science Society member organisations. Our organisations come together approximately every four years for a joint conference - the last was in Christchurch in 2007.
You are invited to join us for our 2012 conference in the beautiful city of Hobart.
The theme of our conference Marine Extremes - And Everything In Between is a creative reflection of the environmental events of the past year, and covers extreme events such as cyclones, floods, tsunamis, dust storms, thermally-induced bleaching, hypoxia, ocean acidification, biological invasions or ecosystem shifts, to name a few, which can periodically dominate a marine environment. Extreme events provide opportunities to expand our knowledge and to test our understanding of environmental response to a single, pervasive force. Similarly, extreme environments, such as polar seas, deep-sea habitats or biodiversity hotspots, can challenge the paradigms developed in more moderate settings.
Recent evidence and climate-scale predictions point to an increase in extreme events across local, regional and global scales. Research that improves our understanding of how to manage, adapt and mitigate extreme events and to understand processes in extreme environments is critical to policymakers and stakeholders, both now and into the future. AMSA-NZMSS 2012 welcomes suggestions for sessions, and invites submissions, of presentations that address extreme ecological, physical, biological and chemical events in marine environments.
Australian Marine Sciences Association and New Zealand Marine Sciences Society 2012 Conference