2 PhD Projects at University of Western Australia: Fisheries ecology and oceanography to inform management of the western rock lobster

The iconic western rock lobster, Panulirus cygnus , supports both a popular recreational fishery and Australia’s most valuable single species commercial fishery. The Western Rock Lobster Council (WRLC) and Fisheries Research Development Corporation have funded the University of Western Australia (UWA) andDepartment of Primary Industries and Regional Development-Fisheries (DPIRD) to investigate an area at the…

Can we have it all? – by Peta Leahy

Being asked recently to contribute to WICGE was very humbling, but on what to blog about became very a very daunting task. A few ideas were thrown at me – my journey through the Australian Coastal Society of which I am now the first female Chairperson, my role as a senior researcher at the Griffith…

New open access resource for teaching beach morphodynamics

A new teaching resource is available for teaching beach morphodynamics to university-level students: Gallop, S.L., Harley, M.D., Brander, R.W., Simmons, J., Splinter, K.D., Turner, I.L. 2017. Assessing cross-shore and alongshore variation in beach morphology due to wave climate: Storms to decades. Oceanography 30(3), 120–125. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.304 This open-access paper has just been published in Oceanography and consists…

At a land down under, women glow when Science meets Parliament

by dr Graziela Miot da Silva, Flinders University I had the opportunity to attend the 18th Science meets Parliament (SmP) event in Canberra (21 and 22 March 2017), promoted by Science and Technology Australia (STA). The main goal of this event is to improve the understanding between science and political stakeholders by saturating Parliament with science…

Coastal Pride: An LGBTI women’s experience of Coastal Geoscience

By Dr. Siddhi Joshi, coastal geoscientist and oceanographer As a coastal marine scientist and a global LGBTI rights activist,  I wanted to write a blog post which explored an LGBTI woman’s experience in coastal geosciences and engineering. My main motivation is to engage in dialogue over the aspects that haunted me throughout the early stages of…

Introducing new journal Anthropocene Coasts

A Look to the Future  A multidisciplinary international journal, Anthropocene Coasts brings together diverse fields of study to tackle complex issues related to coastal regions in the Anthropocene. Anthropocene Coasts publishes research on some of the most complex questions facing human-influenced coastal environments. A forum to discuss anthropogenic change, specifically in the context of coastal…