The World Oyster Society

The 4th International Oyster Symposium

15-18 Spetember, 2011 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

“Embracing the Future through Innovation” is the theme of the IOS4 organized jointly by the World Oyster Society, Oysters Tasmania and NSW Industry and Investment, to be held at The Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 15-18 September 2011.

Final Announcement / Program >> click here
Appearance of The 4th International Oyster Symposium (IOS4) >> click here
Proceeding of IOS4 >> click here

Best Young Researcher Poster Award Winners


Mr. John Wright (University of Western Sydney, Australia)


Climate change, particularly ocean acidification with synergistic temperature stressors, will have significant impacts on the physiology of the ecollogically and economically significant oyster species, the Sydney rock and Pacific oysters. The results of this study provide an estimate of the resilience of oyster species to climate change of endemic (S. glomerata) compared to introduced (C. gigas) species. A key question raised in most recent research, as climate change has been predicted to cause a high loss of many marine endemic organisms. This investigation may assist in decision making processes within the aquaculture industry for profitable cultivation and environmental management decisions.


I am honoured to have received the award of ‘Best Young Researcher’ for my poster at the Fourth International Oyster Symposium in Tasmania earlier this month. At the same time I am excited to be the recipient of this award. My supervisors Wayne O’Connor, Pauline Ross and Laura Parker must be thanked for their dedication and support of the study. This study was possible with thanks to NSW Industry and Investment, the University of Western Sydney, and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. I am very grateful to the World Oyster Society and enthusiastic about the future of the oyster industry.


Dr. Megan Andrew (The University of Newcastle, Australia)


I would like to thank the World Oyster Society and conference sponsors for the poster award from the 4th International Oyster Symposium. It is an honour to recieve such recognition for my work and provides me with encouragement for future research.


Mr. Yusuke Iidzuka (Coastal Lagoon Research Center, Shimane University, Japan)


With all the excellent the 4th International Oyster Symposium presentations, I am thrilled to have been awarded the bronze prize for best young researcher. It is a great honour that the presentation by my collaborators and me received this recognition. Thank you very much.

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