The Lungfish Chapter

The Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) encapsulates the quintessential characteristics for surviving in the Australian aquatic environment: resistance, resilience and persistence. As the original logo for the Australian Society for Limnology (ASL), it is particularly appropriate to represent the long term and older members of ASL, and now Australian Freshwater Sciences Society (AFSS). The Lungfish Chapter seeks to maintain an active involvement of these members with AFSS and to facilitate their mentoring of junior and mid-career members. It provides a means of enhancing the intellectual and social environment of the society, longitudinal transfer of ideas and skills, enhanced networking, retention of corporate memory and an identified group who can be called upon to provide expert opinion, especially in matters involving historical issues. The Lungfish Chapter seminar is an annual event whereby we can all learn from the wisdom and life experience of a renowned limnologist.


Lungfish lectures:

2013 (Canberra): Angela Arthington

2014 (Darwin, with ASFB): Barry Hart

2015 (Wellington, with NZFSS): Sam Lake

2016 (Ballarat): Terry Hillman

2017 (Sydney): Paul Boon

2018 (Adelaide): Margaret Brock

2019 (Waurn Ponds, with NZFSS): Peter Tyler

2020 (State-based): Max Finlayson

2021 (Christchurch with INTECOL):

2022 (Batemans Bay): Stuart Bunn