Marine & Freshwater Student Symposium

Fourth Marine & Freshwater Student Symposium

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th May 2016

Moreton Bay Research Station, North Stradbroke Island


Connect with fellow post-grad students, practice presenting your research, and learn essential career skills.




A line-up of some of Australia’s leading marine scientist will share with us their tips to success:


Tips and Tricks for Grant Writing (ARV/DECRA)

Prof Bernie Degnan

University of Queensland

All About Metrics

Assoc Prof Sandie Degnan

University of Queensland

Publish or Perish

Assoc Prof Bill Leggat

ARC Centre for Excellence Coral Reef Studies / James Cook University

Fish ID

Assoc Prof Ian Tibbetts

University of Queensland

What can the Queensland Museum offer RHD students?

Dr Peter Davie

Queensland Museum

Tips and tricks for teaching undergraduates

Dr Dana Burfeind

University of Queensland




About Stradbroke Island

  • Moreton Bay Research Station is located at Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island

  • Easily accessible from Brisbane Airport by train & ferry (or about 1.5 hours by car)

  • It is a unique 27,700 hectare sand island, and the surrounding waters support an incredibly diverse range of terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystem




How to register

1)      Buy your ticket via Eventbrite (by clicking the big green “Get Tickets” button)

2)      Fill out the registration form

3)      Submit abstract to Chris Henderson: christopher.henderson(at)


Registration closes 30 April 2016




Includes ALL accommodation & meals

Honours $125.00 / $183.47
PhD $150.00 / $209.54

* Note: AMSA Student Membership is only $39, click here to join




Travel Grants

AMSA QLD will provide a subsidy for groups of students to travel from their universities to Cleveland to meet the ferry. Contact Sheridan Rabbitt for more information (sheridan_rabbitt(at)




More Information

Facebook page here


Contact Event Coordinator Sheridan Rabbitt (sheridan_rabbitt (at)




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