Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment
The 2016 Forum and eBook
The Moreton Bay (Quandamooka) and Catchment 2016 Forum was held on 1-3 November 2016 at The University of Queensland St Lucia campus. Over 150 scientists, government employees, industry representatives, educators and the public met to share the latest research and information about Moreton Bay and its catchment. All sessions were recorded and can be made available for your listening pleasure.
This website will host an eBook containing peer-reviewed papers arising out of the Forum presentations. Individual papers will be available here as completed, beginning in the second quarter of 2018.
A Call for Collaboration and Public Engagement
MBQC2016 ended with a rallying call for community engagement and collaboration between scientists, industry, educators, government, indigenous and other community members interested in the health of Moreton Bay and its catchments. The Forum itself may be over, but the evidence presented and discussions held have prompted action (e.g. see the SEQ Plan page) and energized stakeholders. Forum participants are continuing to work together to identify opportunities for positively influencing the ecology and preserving the biodiversity of the Moreton Bay region.
In the meantime, we will continue to post relevant news and provide updates on post-forum activities. Subscribe to receive those updates and keep checking back here for News, publications and recommendations for action.
The 1996 Conference and Book
The inaugural Moreton Bay and Catchment Conference took place at the University of Queensland in December 1996.
It was followed by the publication of a book, Moreton Bay and Catchment, by Bill Dennison, Ian R Tibbetts and Narelle Hall. You might notice two of the same names popping up on the MBQC Committee page!
Download a copy of the book here MBC1996.
If you are interested in particular habitats or organisms found in the Bay and would like additional information or to get involved in local research projects, there are a number of citizen science and special interest groups you can contact. Some are listed here: