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'Raising the Bar'-Sustainability for the 21st century: Tourism, environment...

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The Beach House Hotel

344 Charlton Esplanade

Scarness, QLD 4655

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Satisfy your thirst for knowledge over a drink at the Beach House Hotel. These free public lectures showcase how university research is improving people's lives.

We love animals – but do animals love us? What’s the future of ecotourism on the Fraser Coast? Hear USC experts answer these questions at a special event about tourism, the environment and us.

Topic 1: Sex in the city: How human noise impacts animals’ lives

Presenter: Dr Dominique Potvin is a lecturer in Animal Ecology at USC’s Fraser Coast campus in Hervey Bay. After completing her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in Science in Canada, she obtained her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2012 studying noise impacts on Australian songbirds. Dominique’s research interests encompass the far-ranging effects of human impacts on animals, as well as the evolution of learned communication in wild bird populations. She has completed research on these topics all over the world, including completing fieldwork for Museums and Universities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Finland. Dominique is currently an Associate Editor for the scientific journal Emu- Austral Ornithology, and an Outreach officer for the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

Topic 2: The future of tourism on the Fraser Coast

Presenter: Mr Shahab Pourfakhimi commenced with the School of Business in the role of lecturer, Tourism, Leisure and Event Management in March, 2017. Shahab is based at our Fraser Coast campus.Shahab is the social media editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. His current PhD candidature focuses on studying consumers’ hotel selection behaviour with a focus on the impact of electronic word of mouth on their choice and decision-making. Before joining USC, Shahab taught various tourism and hospitality courses at the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and worked in several research and industrial projects in New Zealand, Malaysia and Iran. He is currently leading a number of innovative eTourism consumer research projects collaborating with scholars from New Zealand, Malaysia and Australia.

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