TESS seminars feature international, Australian, and local JCU researchers whose work falls within Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Sciences. Speakers are typically established or postdoctoral researchers.

  • Where: Cairns Institute D3.054 in Cairns, video-linked to ATSIP 145-030 Townsville
  • When:   4 - 5pm on the advertised date, followed by drinks and nibbles
  • Who:     All welcome!

If you are hosting a visitor or would like to give a seminar, please contact the seminar coordinator, Dr Yoko Ishida by email to yoko.ishida@jcu.edu.au

TESS postgraduate students are encouraged to present at the annual TESS retreat.

Next seminar


Twenty Years of Fashion Changes in Mapping the Great Barrier Reef

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 | Presented by Dr Karen Joyce| JCU Senior Lecturer

Quick, pose for that drone selfie, or ‘dronie’ as those in the know call them! Drones are the latest trend in remote sensing fashion and are making a huge impact on the way we are able to capture our own data for analysis. High-end drones and sensors are now becoming increasingly available on the market as consumer demand soars for the latest techie tool. But what difference are they really making to science, and how have they progressed our knowledge of coral reef habitats? Over the past 20 years, we have seen the field of coral reef remote sensing science rapidly progress, and drones are just part of this story. And as we look to the future of the broader discipline and its potential applications, let’s first reflect on the past and some of the major fashion changes we’ve seen over this time. We’ll look at changes in sensors, platforms, data processing, and applications with a view to inspiring thought of futuristic fashion and just how that may look.

Coming up

Abstract and session details to follow


Microbes, Snails, Legs and Tails

Wednesday, 29th May 2019 | Presented by Dr Tasmin Rymer & Stephen Maxwell, Linda Hernández-Duran and Misha Rowell|JCU