Workshops

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Editors point of view- Meeting with journal editors


Researchers need to get their work published to disseminate their finding and keep a competitive academic record. This task may be challenging, especially for graduate students and early career researchers. A series of factor may prevent articles from being accepted, such as wrongly choosing a journal, a non-engaging cover letter, etc. Therefore, in this workshop, we will discuss these aspects and how to identify stories to be published from your research and what editors expect of you as a reviewer. The workshop will encourage the discussion having a structure of “Question and Answers”. Experienced journals editors, from a variety of fields, will share their experience reviewing articles and will give pieces of advice to increase the acceptance likelihood.

Marine Science

Prof. Pete StruttonStrutton-P-profile-image

Director QMS Program

Co-leader: Integrated Marine Observing System Blue Water and Climate Node IMAS Marine & Antarctic Futures Centre (MAFC)

Associate Professor Pete Strutton received his Bachelor degree in Marine Science from Flinders University of South Australia with first class honours in 1993. He went on to complete his PhD in Marine Science in 1998. He then left Australia to take up the positions of Postdoctoral Scientist and Research Associate with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California, which he held until 2002. From 2002-2004 he was Assistant Professor with the State University of New York’s Marine Sciences Research Centre and from 2004-2010 he was Assistant, then Associate Professor at Oregon State University’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.  In 2010 he returned to Australia on an ARC Future Fellowship and has been Associate Professor at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, since then. From 2010 to 2015 he was one of two oceans editors for Geophysical Research Letters, the American Geophysical Union’s flagship short-format journal. He is the director of the CSIRO-UTas joint PhD program in Quantitative Marine Science, a leader of the Blue Water and Climate Node of Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System, and he also co-leads the Biogeochemistry Task Team for the redesign of the Tropical Pacific Observing System.

Humanities and Social Science

Prof. Marcus HawardMarcus

Professor, Oceans & Cryosphere.

IMAS, University of Tasmania.

Professor Marcus Haward is a political scientist specialising in oceans and Antarctic governance and marine resources management at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania. He has over 140 research publications, and his books include Oceans Governance in the Twenty-first Century: Managing the Blue Planet (with Joanna Vince) Edward Elgar 2008; Global Commodity Governance: State Responses to Sustainable Forest and Fisheries Certification (with Fred Gale) Palgrave Macmillan, 2011; and Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System, (co-editor with Tom Griffiths) UNSW Press 2011.He is currently working on oceans and Antarctic governance, knowledge systems in coastal management, marine biodiversity conservation in a changing climate and Australia’s regional fisheries interests. Professor Haward is currently editor of the Australian Journal of Maritime and Oceans Affairs published by Taylor & Francis.

Biomedical Science

Dr. Bruce LyonsBruce

Senior Lecturer in Immunology and Bioscience

School of Medicine, University of Tasmania

Dr Lyons’ PhD in Immunology from the University of Adelaide (1988) was on the development of monoclonal antibodies to human myeloid differentiation antigens. After a short period examining cytokine control of histamine release by basophils (Human Immunology, IMVS, Adelaide), his postdoctoral studies included apoptosis and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia models (University of Edinburgh), lymphocyte migration to spleen (JCSMR, ANU and University of Tasmania) and off-target immunological effects of new small molecule targeted therapies for chronic myeloid leukaemia (Haematology, IMVS Adelaide). After 2 years in a biotech start up investigating new carbohydrate adjuvants (Vaxine, Flinders University, Adelaide) Dr Lyons returned to the University of Tasmania to take up a teaching only senior lectureship in 2008, before being appointed to a teaching/research senior lectureship in 2010.


Science communication: Toward effective engagement


Science has a common and well-established channel of dissemination, which is known as scientific publications. In general, this scientific communication is dispersed mainly among scientists in a specific field and sometimes in specialised journals. Nowadays, this communication system of scientific discoveries is limited and ineffective in an information landscape where the audiences “consume” quick information, and often the so-called alternative facts overtake the reach of science. An efficient scientific communication should seek three outputs: 1) Increase the impact among peers; 2) target a broad audience by using social medial; and 3) look for an effective engagement with society that means making science outreaching other areas of society. The workshop will cover strategies of how to efficiently disseminate research findings to broader audiences. The speakers will stimulate the discussion with a short presentation on minimum contents of a communication plan to engage the general public, managers and scientific community. Also, the workshop will cover new approaches in science communication, which includes the uses of popular media platforms (e.g. Twitter) and the visual and synthesized way to shows scientific findings (infographics).

Gretta-Pecl-resizedEngagement through citizen science.

Prof. Gretta Pecl 

Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology & ARC Future Fellow

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (UTAS)

Dr. Gretta Pecl is a Professor of marine ecology. Her research includes detecting and understanding the mechanisms behind species range extensions, and population and fishery responses to environmental change. She has a strong commitment to science communication with the public, particularly through the Redmap Australia citizen science project for ecological monitoring and community engagement. Professor Pecl is a Fulbright Fellow, an ARC future fellow and a University of Tasmania ‘Rising Star’. She is currently working with international colleagues on a Global Network of Marine Hotspots. She is internationally renowned for her innovative work on the biology and ecology of cephalopods. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, and the Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology.

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Dr.  Ben Arthur

Stakeholder Engagement,

National Collections & Marine Infrastructure (CSIRO)

Ben is a science educator/communicator and marine ecologist. After finishing his Honours at the University of Tasmania and escaping to the sub-Antarctic for a while, he returned to Hobart to work as a research assistant. With no science outreach experience, Ben agreed to help out a friend who was coordinating National Science Week events by visiting schools to talk about his work. Turns out, he loved it. Shortly after, he started working at CSIRO Education Tasmania. Wanting to do more research, but not wanting to give up science communication, Ben started a PhD in marine zoology, while juggling work at the same time. Several years later, Ben still has a passion for science outreach.

Social Media and Infographics indi

Dr. Indi Hodgson-Johnston

Assistant Director

Integrated Marine Observing System

Indi Hodgson-Johnston is currently the Assistant Director at the Integrated Marine Observing System. Prior to this, she lectured in Antarctic studies and various areas of law at the University of Tasmania, and used to support communications for the Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement, between IMAS and the Tasmanian Government. She attends Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources Meetings as a rapporteur, has provided legal advice on maritime security issues, and previously worked for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service in the Southern Ocean. She completed her PhD in Public International Law at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC in Australia. Indi’s current role requires her to communicate to many stakeholders, and in doing so she encourages the use of graphics and plain English to communicate complex concepts in easily and quickly understood ways.