Book Launch and Talk – Saturday 3rd July at 2.00pm
The CoralWatch team at UQ has just produced a new book Coral Reefs and Climate Change: the guide for education and awareness. It focuses on coral reefs, the astonishing abundance of life within them and the impacts of climate change on this beautiful environment. Coral reefs are being destroyed at more than five times the rate of the world’s rainforest and it is up to us to prevent their continued degradation. There is hope for our reefs but we must act now.
The book explains the effects of climate change by using coral reefs as an example. Its aim is to inform, educate and enable people to begin to question the future that we are creating for ourselves right now. It combines some of the latest scientific research with informative imagery to cover topics such as oceanography, coral reef biology, the issues of climate change and suggestions for ways forward. The book is not aimed at scientists but at educators, students, reef enthusiasts, professionals and all interested people.
Craig Reid – Principle Author of Coral Reefs and Climate Change — will deliver a short talk for the official launch
Over the past ten years, Craig Reid has been working on coral reefs as a diver, educator, researcher and underwater photographer. Coral Reefs and Climate Change, his first publication as principle author, is the culmination of more than five years of work with the CoralWatch team at the University of Queensland.