Upcoming Events

Getting Fresh in Spring: Murray Cod in the Upper Murrumbidgee River

Speaker: Alan Couch

Location: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Building 12, Level B, Room 2

Site fidelity, spawning migration and larval dispersal are feature of Murray cod in lowland rivers. Lowland river studies indicate that adult Murray cod move significant distances upstream to spawn, with larvae then dispersing downstream. The extent and significance of this dispersal is likely to be different in upland river systems because of differing habitat profiles such as movement barriers, flows, and depth; but it has not been studied. Larval dispersal is notoriously difficult to measure, yet this life stage is


Finding the connections

Speaker: Dr Tracey Benson

Location: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Building 12, Level B, Room 2

The synergies between art and science are sometimes discounted and seen as divergent activities, but many scientists and artists would say the opposite is true, recognising the commonalities between the two.

In this presentation a number of case studies will be presented that demonstrate how different knowledge systems can be incorporated to create art that reflects on those connected worlds.  Way of the Turtle brings together Indigenous knowledge and focus on country, community empowerment, health and skills sharing with data


From quiet freshwater scientist to noisy activist; What happens when you get angry

Speaker: Dr Mike Joy

Location: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Building 6, Level C, Room 35

The IAE are pleased to introduce Dr Mike Joy as presenter of this year’s Richard Norris Lecture. Mike will describe the true state of freshwaters In New Zealand a reality that is mostly covered up and denied.  He will catalogue the biodiversity and water-quality declines, their drivers and the response from government.  He will describe the failure of freshwater management in New Zealand and the relegation of science to a parody played out and then ignored by politicians and vested interests.