Australia is a stopover for many or the world’s most iconic, feathered travellers. Shorebirds from around the globe form an important part of our coastal ecosystems and biodiversity, but now face threats due to habitat loss, hunting and climate change. Join Richard Fuller on the fascinating life journey of migratory shorebirds.

Meet the UQ presenter

Richard Fuller 

Professor Richard Fuller is based at the University of Queensland in Australia, where he studies the ecology and conservation of migratory species, especially migratory shorebirds of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. Professor Fuller’s work focuses on documenting how migratory birds are impacted by habitat loss, climate change, hunting and other threats, and understanding how these threats can be reversed through conservation actions. His work combines data from remote sensing of coastal environments with information on migration strategies and routes taken by the birds to design conservation management strategies that can protect the birds. Much of Professor Fuller’s work is interdisciplinary, focusing on the interactions between people and nature, how these can be enhanced, and how these relationships can be shaped to solve to the biodiversity crisis.

Adult: $20
Concession: $15
Students: $15

About UQ at World Science Festival Brisbane

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the third World Science Festival Brisbane from 21-25 March 2018.

Held annually in New York since 2008 the World Science Festival is now one of the most celebrated science festivals in the world, and this year it's coming back to Brisbane!

The University of Queensland will showcase our expertise across all aspects of science through talks, panels and engaging science demonstrations during World Science Festival Brisbane.

Full program.


Queensland Museum & Science Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Queensland Museum