A presentation by Dr Lynne Van Herwerden Marine & Aquaculture Sciences, James Cook University

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Dates available from 26 Jun 2018 until 26 Jun 2018

Event date: 26Jun 2018

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

ATSIP Seminar Room 030, Building 145

  • 12:00 PM

James Cook University, Townsville QLD

Event date: 26Jun 2018

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

Cairns Institute Ground Floor Meeting room Building D3 - Room 003

  • 12:00 PM

James Cook University, Cairns QLD

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Dr Lynne Van HerwerdenThis talk provides a brief “tardis” tour through the history of reef fish biodiversity starting in the deep past (what, when, where and how did species emerge) to the present, along with insights into the possible future of reef fishes based on experimental work. Lynne's work currently examines transgenerational exposures to future conditions on coral reefs and may provide a glimmer of hope for what the future may bring.


Lynne is a marine biologist with an evolutionary bent and a fondness for Dr Who's tardis. She has studied reef fish evolutionary history for the past 18 years, and is concerned about the effects of the anthropocene on biodiversity. When optimistic, Lynne hopes we can achieve the changes required to moderate our impact on our ecosystems and will offer some hope for the future, based on her research.


Diane Jarvis — Diane.Jarvis1@jcu.edu.au or 4781 6023
Jane Addison — Jane.Addison@jcu.edu.au or 4781 4506

Science areas: Environment and Biological sciences

Event type: Public seminar