Plenary panels will include:
Plenary Panel 1: Finding a Future for Corals
Monday, 22 June 2020 | 14:30 – 15:30
This panel will debate the various outlooks for corals under climate change with a particular focus on the Great Barrier Reef, a world heritage listed natural wonder that is threatened. Will corals switch and survive and will coral engineering provide solutions? The severe bleaching events in 2016 and 2017 have affected half of the corals in the GBR. Major transformations are underway for coral reefs around the world. What action can be taken to secure corals in the future?
- John Veron, "Godfather of Coral", Corals of the World
- Morgan Pratchett, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australia
- Emily Howells, University of Wollongong, Australia
Other panels will be on Ecocivilisation and Indigenous Sustainability.
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