Moninya Roughan: Meet the Professors

Date: 

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Venue: 

The Chancellery - Council Chambers (map ref: C22)


The 2019 Meet the Professors series is a wonderful chance for students and staff to celebrate the careers and achievements of our newly promoted and recruited professors. Our speakers will share their specialist knowledge and provide insights into ‘what’ and ‘who’ influenced their lives and careers. 

Professor Moninya Roughan will be presenting a talk for the Meet the Professors series.

Lecture: The East Australian Current System – Coastal circulation and biological impacts

The East Australian Current transports heat and organisms south along our most populous coastline, and is one of the fastest warming ocean regions on the planet. Over the past decade we have made significant progress in observing and understanding this dynamic western boundary current and its biological impact, leading to improved ocean forecasting.

I will reflect on some of the key questions we have answered such as: What drives circulation along SE Australia, how does this vary and can we predict it? What are the characteristics of marine heatwaves off Sydney? What drives the movement of marine organisms from baby lobsters to big sharks? How will this change in the future? I will also share how my research has been enriched by mentors, colleagues, postdocs and students throughout my career and some of the amazing places has my work taken me.

See Professor Moninya Roughan's webpage.

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Also presenting during this series will be Professor Katrin Meissner, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Science.

See Professor Katrin Meissner's webpage.