Date & Time: Friday 28th July 2017 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum | 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555 Singapore
Photo: Marine debris can cause injury to coral tissues
Speaker: Associate Professor Mia Hoogenboom, Marine Biology and Aquaculture Group, College of Science and Engineering
The development of the coastal fringe (including industry and agriculture) can lead to pollution of the marine environment. At present, coral reefs are impacted by a variety of stressors, ranging from highly localised effects of point-source contaminants (e.g., ports), to regional effects (e.g., sedimentation during wet-season run-off) and global effects (e.g., increased ocean temperature). Professor Hoogenboom will present research documenting the effects of these stressors on marine organisms living in coastal environments and will highlight new knowledge regarding the effects of two key contaminants of emerging interest: coal particulates and microplastics.
Associate Professor Mia Hoogenboom, Marine Biology and Aquaculture Group, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, is co-leader of Research Program 3 of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Mia is a leading expert on coral reef eco-physiology.