Event Details

Thursday, 19 April 2018 - Thursday, 19 April 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UQ Location:
Goddard Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Gabriella Scata
0490 887 277
Org. Unit:
Marine Science

Event Description

Full Description:
Hi everyone,

The Centre for Marine Science will be hosting a Seminar next Thursday 19th April at 1pm in Goddard Building (8), Room 257.

Our speakers are two PhD students, Sheridan Rabbit and Paloma Corvalan, with exciting talks about the contribution of women in science and pressing environmental issues.

Details of their talks below.

Leaders on a Ship: Homeward Boundís Women in STEMM Leadership Initiative
Paloma Corvalan, PhD candidate.

Antarctica is a fragile, vulnerable, and immense land that is being impacted by fisheries, tourism, and climate change.

What brought the largest expedition of women to Antarctica there in March 2018?
Homeward Bound is a 12 month leadership initiative for women in STEMM, culminating in three weeks of intensive workshops in Antarctica where participants practice skills to build their leadership capacity. The world needs better leadership - effective leaders with long-term perspectives and values for climate action.

Paloma is one of the 2018 participants of Homeward Bound who has just returned from Antarctica. Come hear about her experiences and highlights of the program.

Womenís contribution to food security and fisheries management: New data from the Solomon Islands.

Sheridan Rabbitt, PhD candidate

Globally, fisheries are straining under increasing pressure from climate change, intensifying resource use and changes to land management.

Given the global threats to fisheries, and their importance to village diets in the Pacific, it is critical that fisheries resources are well managed to ensure food security for future generations.

My research investigates gender-based differences in resource use in Solomon Islands villages, to determine resource use patterns, and gain an understanding of the variability in local village diets. Preliminary findings indicate that women are more intimately involved in fisheries than previously thought, and make significant contributions to household diets, and thus to food security at village-level. This knowledge broadens our understanding of fishery resource utilization in the Solomon Islands, and provides vital data for improving food security in the region.

We hope to see you there!

If you would like to present in the future, please contact marine@uq.edu.au

Next Seminar is on 24th May: Special Seminar from Dr. Ross Robertson, Naos Marine Laboratory, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama - 'An Indo-Pacific damselfish in the Gulf of Mexico: how, when, where, why, what'

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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