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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Chris Hepburn

Restoring marine ecosystems for what will be

About Professor Chris Hepburn research

Chris is a PhD graduate from Otago who grew up in Cromwell.

His training in seaweed ecophysiology has been broadened to include the impacts of human-induced change on the ecology of kelp forests and coastal seas and their values.

Chris and his team of students and collaborators work alongside coastal communities in their struggles to restore and maintain ways of life associated with productive coastal ecosystem and fisheries. His work is strongly applied and is often diving focused.

He has gained huge support from Kai Tahu Tangata Tiaki (Customary Fishery Managers) in Te Waipounamu over many years and is proud to support and work alongside these champions of coastal fishery protection, conservation and culture. Application of his research and teaching to support local action that has helped return local fisheries rights to local people has been a highlight of his work to date.

He is a proud member of the East Otago Taiāpure Management Committee and Co-Director of the marine climate change focused Coastal People Southern Skies Centre of Research Excellence.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.

Streaming information for Professor Chris Hepburn's IPL

This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Tuesday 20 September 2022, at the following web address:

Professor Professor Chris Hepburn's IPL video stream

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Date Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience Alumni,Public,Postgraduate students,Undergraduate students,Staff
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Inaugural Professorial Lecture
DepartmentMarine Science
LocationCastle 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
Contact NameBailey McLean
Contact Phone+64 3 471 6113

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