About Reef 2050 Research, Development and Innovation Strategy Seminar

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) invites UQ academics and researchers to a seminar on the Biophysical and human dimension research needs for the Great Barrier Reef – the Reef 2050 Research, Development and Innovation Strategy on Wednesday 30 October from 2 - 3 pm at UQ's St Lucia Campus. 

This free seminar is an opportunity for UQ academics and researchers to learn what are considered to be some of the key research areas that can contribute to improving the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef, now and into the future.

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About the event

The quality of water entering the Reef from adjacent catchments is a vital management issue for protecting the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This has led to the development of The Reef 2050 Research, Development and Innovation Strategy which aims to inform and influence future policy and management, as well as propose solutions for improving water quality discharged to the Reef.

This seminar will feature presentations from Dr Rachel Smith and Dr Tracy Schultz from the Office of the Great Barrier Reef who will discuss the strategy's key research requirements for addressing the biophysical needs and the human dimension factors that underpin water quality improvements in Reef catchments. 

Presentations will run for approximately 45 minutes and attendees will have the opportunity to meet both presenters at the conclusion of the event.

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About the presenters

Dr Rachael Smith

Dr Rachael Smith is a senior scientist within the Office of the Great Barrier Reef (OGBR). Rachael previously worked on Reef water quality issues, primarily pesticide pollution, but now coordinates the Research, Development and Innovation Strategy for Reef water quality research. Rachael has a PhD in ecotoxicology from University of Technology Sydney and a MSc in statistics from the Queensland University of Technology.

Dr Tracy Schultz

Dr Tracy Schultz is a behavioural scientist and works as a Senior Project Officer at the OGBR. She works to embed behavioural science into the delivery of agricultural practice change projects focused on delivering improved water quality for the Reef. Tracy has a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Queensland.

Venue

St Lucia Campus
Room: 
Hawken Engineering Building, Room 50-S201