South Australia

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Upcoming Events:

Speakers announced!

  • Professor Michelle Waycott – The University of Adelaide
  • Assoc. Professor Luke Mosley – The University of Adelaide
  • Nicole Stubing – Department for Environment & Water

Featuring additional panellists: Faith Coleman (EcoProTem) & Professor Patrick Hesp (Flinders University). Chaired by Assoc. Professor Craig Styan (University of South Australia)

Join us for short presentations and a panel discussion on the ecological issues facing the Coorong and proposed solutions to restore and secure the long-term health of this important ecosystem. The iconic and ecologically significant Coorong suffered devastating effects from the Millenium Drought and years of low freshwater input. Parts of the system have shown positive signs of recovery, however several characteristics, of the Coorong South Lagoon in particular, have continued to experience substantial and sustained decline, and further action is now required to restore the ecological character of the Coorong. Several solutions have been proposed to restore this important ecosystem and ensure a healthy, resilient future for the Coorong in the face of climate change. Recent scientific and technical investigations have addressed key knowledge gaps and led to the development of proposed solutions for restoration. Come and hear from researchers and stakeholders to learn more about the issues and potential solutions, with a chance to pose your questions to a panel of experts.

Where: Belgian Beer Cafe, 27/29 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide

When: Thursday 27th October 2022, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Cost: FREE for members! Non-member $25, student non-member $15

Registration is required. To secure your place, book through Eventbrite.

To attend this event, join AMSA or renew your membership. For any queries about the event or other AMSA-SA matters, please contact us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

SA Branch Committee 2022-2023
(AGM held on 27 October 2023)

You may contact any of the committee members at

President Kathryn Wiltshire SARDI Aquatic Sciences
Secretary Erin Pichler The University of Adelaide
Treasurer Brad Martin Flinders University and Department for Environment and Water
Communication Rene Campbell Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
General Committee Maylene Loo SARDI Aquatic Sciences/Trellis Technologies
Craig Styan Uniersity of South Australia
Sue Murray-Jones
Sharon Drabsch SARDI Aquatic Sciences
Dhafeena Admed Flinders University
Student Representative Elise Turri Flinders University