Hear climate innovators present evidence-based visions of the future. Learn, question, discuss and be inspired by Powerhouse’s 100 Climate Conversations.
Friday 12 August. Dr. Maria Palacios is a marine ecologist, project manager, and science communicator based at Deakin University’s Blue Carbon Lab which has engaged 350+ citizen scientists in coastal wetland research across Australia and New Zealand. Her goal is to conserve the Australian mangrove populations and to understand coastal impacts of climate change as these fragile forests on the edge of the sea are vital ecosystems for many species of marine life.
Free and exclusively for schools, the Powerhouse presents a series of conversations with the innovators leading Australia’s response to climate change. Teachers and young people will be inspired and encouraged to think, puzzle and explore the projects of change-makers in the fields of marine ecology, landscape architecture, environmental engineering and climate law, among many other critical sectors involved in the climate challenge.
Please note this event is at 1pm. Broadcast live on ZOOM & recorded to YouTube on Fridays. Do your research, then submit questions at the time of booking. Webinars are part of the 100 Climate Conversations exhibition at Powerhouse Ultimo.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: The Powerhouse Museum
Dr. Maria Palacios is passionate about all things marine. She currently leads the Blue Carbon citizen science program (#BlueCarbonArmy), in partnership with HSBC and Earthwatch Australia, in which industry staff are transformed into citizen scientists that advocate the value of wetlands, while contributing to Blue Carbon research.
Her research explores the role of predators on coral reefs, by mixing trophic ecology, predator-prey interactions, and animal behaviour. She has experience leading research in coral reefs and coastal wetlands, implementing fish and benthic surveys and coordinating monitoring programs.
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