Our coral reefs: in trouble, but tougher than we thought
Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Great Barrier Reef, recover faster from major stresses than their Caribbean counterparts, leading marine scientists said today.
Dr George Roff and Prof. Peter Mumby 11/07/2012

We can still save our reefs: coral scientist
John Pandolfi keeps his optimism alive despite the grim scientific evidence he confronts daily that the world's coral reefs are in a lot of trouble – along with 81 nations and 500 million people who depend on them.
Professor John Pandolfi 10/07/2012

Caribbean wins the seaweed Olympics
A UQ study finds that Caribbean seaweeds are ‘Olympic athletes' compared to their equivalents in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. But this triumph is bad news for Caribbean coral reefs.
Dr George Roff and Professor Peter Mumby 08/06/2012

Buried alive
Dr Pim Bongaerts from the Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab and researchers from the Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis have discovered how corals can excavate themselves after becoming buried in sediment.
Dr Pim Bongaerts - March 2012

Students reveal Great Barrier Reef Biodiversity
Undergraduate students from The University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences have embarked on a project to document the unique biodiversity that exists in Australia's coral reefs.
Professor Bernie Degnan 23/04/2012

Students explore Australia's Marine Environment
Students enrolled in MARS2005 Australia's Marine Environment are given the opportunity to explore Heron Island and its surrounding coral reefs.
MARS2005 23/04/2012

Ocean acidification changes the behaviour of baby coral
Ocean acidification caused by human development can alter the behaviour of baby corals, a new study shows.
Professor Peter Mumby 16/04/2012

Aquaculture set to overtake global fisheries, says author of new book
With aquaculture on track to overtake global fisheries, a new aquaculture book from The University of Queensland will help industry and students look to the future.
Adjunct ProfessorJohn Lucas 13/04/2012

Flood-ravaged turtles released in Moreton Bay
A University of Queensland biological researcher has led the Moreton Bay release of four turtles that suffered starvation and illness from the January floods.
Dr Kathy Townsend 3/12/2011

Clustered cyclones reduce impact on ecosystems
New research by The University of Queensland and the University of Exeter has found that cyclone activity is clustered instead of random, as was previously thought, which has important long-term implications for coastal ecosystems and human population.
Professor Peter Mumby 19/10/2011

UQ research proves deep-reef coral hates the light, prefers the shade
Deep-reef coral grows more prosperously in very little sunlight researchers at The University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have found.
Dr Pim Bongaerts 19/10/2011

How do reefs recover after a disaster?
UQ's Libby Liggins has just been announced as one of the year's Smart Futures PhD Scholarships recipients, and she is over the moon.
Libby Liggins 19/05/2011

California students' dreaming becomes a reality at UQ
It could be argued that one of the best things that can be done to protect the environment is to educate bright young students about ecology, wherever they come from in the world.
9/11/2010

The origin of animals and disease found on The Great Barrier Reef
Professor Bernard Degnan from UQ's School of Biological Sciences has led an international team of scientists to sequence the genome of the first marine animal from Australian waters.
Professor Bernie Degnan 4/08/2010

Depth important in generating reef diversity
A study by UQ researchers reveals that corals are more adapted to smaller ecological niches than previously thought, and provides new insights into the processes that generate diversity on coral reefs.
Dr Pim Bongaerts 11/06/2010