About Regulatory implications of coral reef restoration under a changing climate

Coral reef restoration is gaining considerable momentum in Australia and internationally in response to climate change. Critical in determining the feasibility and viability of reef restoration is the regulatory environment in which it takes place.

This seminar explores a range of regulatory issues associated with future restoration interventions in the context of the Great Barrier Reef. Insights from the seminar may prove useful for other jurisdictions, where ecosystem restoration and adaptation has become an imperative under a fast-changing climate.

All are welcome to attend, however as places are limited, please RSVP to secure your spot.



Thursday 19 September 2019


12:00 - 1:00pm


Room 01-E215, 
Forgan Smith Building (#1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia 

(see map and parking) 



Professor Karen Hussey

Professor Karen Hussey is Director of the Centre for Policy Futures at The University of Queensland, a position she took up in July 2017. Trained as a political scientist and economist, Karen undertakes research in the field of public policy and governance, with a particular interest in public policy relating to sustainable development.

Dr Pedro Fidelman
Dr Pedro Fidelman is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Policy Futures. His research focuses on policy, institutions and management in the context of environmental governance. Particular areas of experience include coastal and marine social-ecological systems, climate change adaptation and natural resource management in Australia, Brazil and Southeast Asia.He is a lead author (oceans and coastal policy) for the United Nations Global Environment Outlook 6.

Dr Maxine Newlands
Dr Maxine Newlands is a Senior Lecturer at James Cook University with expertise in governance, policy, regulation, communication, and regional Queensland politics. Maxine is a multidisciplinary social science scholar working within the Great Barrier Reef and international marine environments on governance, politics, and communication/media.

These three researchers are are core members of Australia’s Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program, where their research focuses on the regulatory and policy dimensions of coral reef restoration.


Forgan Smith Building (#1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Room 01-E215,