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2016 Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series

When:

Tue 21 Jun 2016, 5:15pm–6:30pm

Where: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Gate 2B, Knighton Rd, University of Waikato, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Why soft bottoms matter: the ecology of marine settlements.

Presenting Lecturer: Professor Conrad Pilditch - Faculty of Science.

If a butterfly flaps its wings in Mexico does it really cause a hurricane in China?

Professor Conrad Pilditch thinks it does. He specialises in the processes that influence the structure and function of soft-sediment communities – in other words, a butterfly effect of how large changes can occur as a result of small actions.

His research seeks to understand how the major stressors in coastal environments – nutrient and sediment inputs from land – are affecting the biodiversity of soft bottom ecosystems in estuarine and coastal habitats.

Professor Pilditch has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles and more than 150 conference presentations. He maintains an active student research laboratory, is an independent expert advisor to several regional council-led working groups and government agencies, and is a regular reviewer for leading marine ecology research journals.

Professor Pilditch will discuss his current research on soft sediments, and why we should care about them.

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