High diversity on coral reefs: a very big game of rock-paper-scissors

Jul. 17, 2017 by

For a long time, scientists have wondered how a large number of species can live together while competing for a single, limiting resource. Why doesn’t a single species that is better at competing for the resource crowd out all the

Lost at sea: mum and dad build homes to keep baby corals close

May. 24, 2017 by

Coral larvae depend on their parents to create nooks and crannies for them so that they can stay, settle and re-establish after a reef has been damaged, according to new findings published this week. “Storms, floods, and coral bleaching damage

Maina receives ISRS World Reef Award

May. 23, 2017 by

Very big congratulations to our lab alumnus, Joseph Maina, who has received the prestigious ISRS World Reef Award. The award recognises Maina’s tremendous scientific and conservation achievements. Maina is now an ISRS Fellow for life and will be presenting a

Presenting at Australia’s Parliament

Mar. 31, 2017 by

Yesterday, out of the blue, I did something that I never thought I’d do. I went to Parliament House and reported on the status of the almost three-year old, continuous global mass bleaching event to a room full of politicians.

Damaris awarded a Lizard Island Doctoral Fellowship

Jan. 12, 2017 by

Congratulations Damaris for being awarded a Lizard Island Doctoral Fellowship. The fellowship include 100 person days at the station each year for her PhD.

Congratulations Toni

Dec. 1, 2016 by

Hello Dr. Mizerek! Toni’s has been officially awarded her PhD for her thesis about using species traits to understand reef coral distributions and responses to stress.

Sydney coral recovery is nature’s warning shot

Sep. 6, 2016 by

Our work with UTS monitoring Sydney Harbour’s temperate corals has found widespread recovery from the bleaching reported in April in response to cooler waters. Ongoing demography and physiological studies of the Sydney Harbour corals are providing much-needed information about how