A PhD scholarship is available for work with Dr. Joshua Madin (Macquarie University), Dr. Andrew Baird (James Cook University) and Professor David Booth (University of Technology, Sydney) investigating the southward range expansions of reef corals along the New South Wales
With collaborators from JCU and UTS, we have received $200,000 from the NSW Environmental Trust to set up permanent transects along the NSW coastline and, in combination with experiments and a database of coral life histories, identify characteristics associated with
Maina’s paper mapping the exposure of reefs around the world to different environmental stresses has been published in PLoS ONE [pdf]. Science has a commentary on the piece here. The paper has also appeared as a Research Highlight in Nature
Josh and Elizabeth publish a paper in MEPS about some curious observations made while doing research at Palmyra Atoll in the Pacific [link].
Our paper in the American Naturalist about behavioural effects of fishing has received media attention in Nature [pdf] and the New York Times.
Marcela has been awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to study coral ecology and biogeography with the Computational Ecology Group.
A Research Infrastructure and Building Grant for a flume tank system has been awarded to the CE Group and collaborators. The tank circulates water at pre-determined speeds for observing how specimens (e.g., plants, animals, sediments) respond to controlled physical variables