Women in Science Video Conference Series: 'Science Sharks' - 15 June 2016 Stream 3 - 09:30
Provider: LEAP- Links @ Macquarie University
Presenter: Kate Lee
Date: 15 June 2016
Start Time: 09:30
End Time: 10:20am
Duration: 35 minutes + 10 minutes question time
Closing Date: Bookings Close 14-Jun-2016
Availability: DEC and Non-DEC
DEC Positions: 15
Non-DEC Positions: 5
KLA Syllabus: Secondary
Key Learning Area/s:
KLA Keyword/s: Marine Biology, Biology, Science, Careers, Wildlife Conservation,
Event Overview: ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
The word ‘shark’ can invoke fearful images for many people. But in reality, millions of sharks are being fished every year, and they should be fearing humans, and not the other way around. In the past few decades we have come to understand the integral part that sharks play within our ecosystems and the consequences that removing them has on the ocean’s biodiversity. By using some state-of-the-art technology systems we can better understand why sharks are doing what they do. In this talk, Kate will share with you what drove her to work in this area of research, what some of the current research is telling us, and some of the difficulties that she faced along the way. She hopes that by the end of the talk, students will have a better understanding of the career options a degree in science can provide and the rewards that tertiary education can bring.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Kate finished her Bachelor of Science in England in 2006. Shortly after, she went travelling in Thailand and fell in love with scuba diving. She remained in South East Asia for a year working and travelling but felt that not enough was being done to protect the beautiful underwater world. She moved to Australia in 2008 to start a Masters of Wildlife Conservation and ended up becoming involved in a diving project looking at wobbegong sharks. By saying yes to every opportunity that arose during this time, Kate ended up working on these sharks as part of her PhD project. Since then she has worked with teams all over the country tagging and tracking the movements of various shark species. This information is critical to improve the management shark species and protect this ocean predator.
Additional Booking Instructions: Please Note: The presentation will start promptly at 9.30am and conclude by 10.20am - There will be 35 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes for students to ask questions.
Dial in Instructions:
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