SciPubKelp: a celebration of Tasmania’s giant seaweed!

Join this exploration and celebration of kelp! Tasmania’s wild seas are home to several species of kelp: including giant kelp, the largest seaweed in the world. In recent years, however, Tasmania’s giant kelp forests have come under threat from factors such as climate change. In response, UTAS scientists have been undertaking some fascinating, and much needed research.

Come and hear a fantastic panel speak about ground-breaking efforts to restore giant kelp beds off Tasmania’s coasts, how we can track kelp from space, as well as fascinating questions about whether we can farm kelp, and how sea urchins might affect kelp populations in the future.


  • Professor Craig Johnson (UTAS)
  • Dr Cayne Layton (UTAS)
  • Claire Butler (UTAS)

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