1st Cyanobacteria Twitter Conference, 24 October 2018

On 24 October 2018, the International Day of Climate Action, the Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), Griffith University, Australia, is excited to host the 1st online Cyanobacteria Twitter Conference with a focus on climate change effects on cyanobacterial blooms and its management.

The primary objectives are to:

– keep abreast of research developments and impact;

– strengthen our network using online platforms;

– identify new opportunities for collaboration; and

– provide outreach and engagement to a broad audience

Details on how to participate can be found here.

The deadline to submit  abstract-tweets is 30 September 2018.


6th Australian and New Zealand Cyanobacteria Workshop – Sydney, September 2018

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Cyanobacteria Workshop will be held at the UNSW Kensington Campus, Sydney, on 25-26 September 2018.

The workshop will explore the latest findings in cyanobacterial research and their potential applications to ensure the ongoing health of ecosystems and communities.

Topics include:

● Application of the regulatory environment to water management
● Application of science to the regulatory environment
● Cyanobacterial detection and quantification
● Environmental controls of cyanobacterial growth and toxin production
● National / regional priorities for cyanobacteria research
● Molecular biology of cyanobacteria and molecular control of toxin production
● Ecophysiology of cyanobacteria
● Toxicology
● Taxonomy
● Other

Abstract submission is currently open – please submit your abstracts by 30 June for a chance to present at the workshop.

Research Fellow, Water Quality Modelling

We seek an environmental modeller at the Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University, Nathan Campus) to carry out research and manage a number of model applications for lakes and river basins, focusing attention on harmful algal blooms and generating scenarios to assist with bloom management and water quality restoration.

The role will be multidisciplinary, involving applications of models to integrate physical, chemical and biological processes, as well as interacting with social scientists and economists to extend the reach and relevance of model simulations.

The applicant should have demonstrated quantitative skills and have applied models as part of their PhD research. Experience with presenting model outputs and interacting with field practitioners and stakeholders would be valuable.

The Australian Rivers Institute within Griffith Sciences is one of Australia’s largest university aquatic ecosystem research groups with globally recognised expertise in river, catchment and coastal ecosystems and the interaction with these systems in society. It brings together 150 staff and post-graduate students at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

The successful applicant will work in a research team led by Professors David Hamilton and Michele Burford. This team is committed to validating model applications using field and experimental data from lakes and river basins.

Enquiries to David Hamilton : david.p.hamilton@griffith.edu.au

See  the webpage with this job offer for more information.

This info was shared by Dr Eleanor Jennings, Chair of the NETLAKE COST Action.