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Impact of Coastal Erosion on Moreton Bay Ecosystems

  • 28 Nov 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
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Geography in Conversation

Please note change of time from usual program.

Guest speakers, Professor Peter Nielsen, UQ School of Civil Engineering, Mrs Vivienne Roberts-Thomson, President of the Coochiemudlo Island Coastcare and Ms Dianne Aylward, Principal, Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre.

The wetlands of Moreton Bay are extremely varied and range from perched freshwater lakes and sedge swamps on the offshore islands, to intertidal mudflats, marshes, sandflats and mangroves adjoining the bay's islands and the mainland. This variety in habitats contributes to the bay's biological diversity. The Moreton Bay coast experiences semi-diurnal tides, meaning there are two high tides and two low tides each day. Waves are generated by wind blowing across the water. Wind, combined with the morphology (shape) of the sea floor, drives the size, frequency, duration and energy of waves. Wave energy has the potential to move sediment both offshore, on-shore, and along the coastline.

Each speaker will have 8-10 minutes to spotlight their work.

During the Q&A forum the audience will have 60 minutes to ask questions of the experts on their projects.

Members registering please post your questions on notice to the GIC forum:

OR non-members Email

Time:  6:30 pm light refreshments – doors open @ 6.15pm

   7:00 – 7:30 pm Presentations

   7:30 – 8:30 Q&A Forum

   8:30 – 9:00 Mingling

Place: Gregory Place, Level 1, 28 Fortescue St. Spring Hill

Cost: $5.00 for refreshments, included in registration.

Cost: $5.00 Members

$10.00 Non-Members

$5.00 Students

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