WAMSI's founding Chair, Dr Bernard Bowen is remembered for his patience and negotiating skills and his lifelong work to establish cooperative partnerships for marine science in Western Australia.
We used cutting edge genomics technologies to measure geographic patterns in the genetic diversity of marine animals and plants in the Kimberley, through which we can estimate movement - information important for management of the region.
The devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017 captured the world’s attention. But less widely known is Shark Bay's marine ecosystem was also recently devastated by extreme temperatures, when a brutal marine heatwave struck off Western Australia in 2011.
Impact prediction, monitoring and the lessons learnt from implementing dredging programs is the focus for discussion led by WAMSI at the AMSA Conference in July.
Uncovering the published and unpublished data relating to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the waters off the south coast is the conversation the Western Australian Marine Science Institution wants to start at this year’s AMSA Symposium in July.
A comprehensive plan to respond to environmental pressures facing the Shark Bay World Heritage site is being led by WAMSI.