[Aqualist] AQUA Biennial Meeting, North Stradbroke Island
T.Barrows at exeter.ac.uk
Fri Jan 29 00:32:59 EST 2010
AQUA Biennial Meeting
July 11 - 18th 2010
University of Queensland Moreton Bay Research Station,
Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island,
Abstract submission: abstracts due March 1st 2010. Please note on the abstract whether or not you are a student. Email abstracts to l.petherick at uq.edu.au<mailto:l.petherick at uq.edu.au>
Transport: Access to the island is by ferry (http://www.seastradbroke.com/ or http://www.stradbrokeferries.com.au/ or http://www.flyer.com.au/) from Cleveland. There is a train service to Cleveland from Brisbane airport (http://www.airtrain.com.au/ . Cars can also be hired from the airport. There is a bus service on the island for transport between the townships.
Accommodation: Accommodation on the island is available in dorms at the research station (preference given to students), as well as in various hotels/motels/campsites at Point Lookout, Amity Point and Dunwich. Houses are also available for rent (http://northstradbroke.i4u.com.au/).
Day trip: Consolidated Rutile Limited (CRL) have mined rutile, zircon and ilmenite on North Stradbroke Island since 1966 (http://www.consrutile.com.au/home/default.asp). A mid-conference field excursion onto the mine site will be held.
Field trip: depending on numbers, a southeast Queensland field trip will be run post-conference. Please register your interest.
Location: North Stradbroke Island is one of the world's largest sand islands, located about 30 km off the coast of Brisbane in Moreton Bay in subtropical southeast Queensland. North Stradbroke is dominated by large, parabolic sand dunes formed over a series of dune building phases from OIS stage 3 through to the mid-Holocene. Vegetation communities on the island ranges from sedgelands to heaths to woodland to sclerophyll forest to rainforest. The island has an extensive groundwater reservoir, with numerous freshwater lakes and lagoons.
Flyer and registration form will be made available via the web site AQUA.org.au
Lynda Petherick [l.petherick at uq.edu.au]
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