Details of Keynote speakers who will present at AMSA 2011 will be available shortly. Please check this page again soon.
Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Dr. Paul Snelgrove is a Professor in the Ocean Sciences Centre and Biology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Boreal and Cold Ocean Systems, and studies the role of transport of larval fish and invertebrates in setting recruitment and biodiversity patterns in marine benthos. He is Director of the NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network, a national research network that is developing new tools for sustainable oceans. He recently led the synthesis of the International Census of Marine Life research program and authored “Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life: Making Ocean Life Count.”
Prof. Peter Mumby, The University of Queensland, Australia
In 1992, Peter began working on the practical implementation and design of marine reserves with the Fisheries Department in Belize. He experienced the shortage of good scientific information first hand and decided to head into research in order to help plug the gap. His PhD was obtained at the University of Sheffield on coral reef remote sensing where he looked at the level of ecological information that could be gleaned from various forms of imagery. He then obtained NERC and Royal Society fellowships and moved first to the University of Newcastle and then to the University of Exeter to escape the Siberian winds of Newcastle. In 2010, Peter moved permanently to the University of Queensland to take up an ARC Laureate Fellowship. He heads the Oceans and Coasts theme of the newly-established Global Change Institute at UQ. Peter is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation and really enjoys living in Australia.