Dr Luke Nothdurft

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Program Leader, Marine research

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Dr Luke Nothdurft is a marine geoscientist based at the Queensland University of Technology. Luke’s research focuses on changes in shallow marine carbonate skeletons and sediment. Using a combination of geological and biological field data and samples, Luke investigates problems around climate change in tropical marine environments over a range of time scales with laboratory-based geochemical and microscopic analysis. He has 20 years of experience working on the Great Barrier Reef with current projects on Halimeda bioherms, the transformation of fossil coral and algae into limestone and attachment of live corals to reef substrates.

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2021 – Present Science Committee Chair - Australian and New Zealand Consortium International Ocean Discovery Program 2021 – Present Acting Bachelor Science (ST01) Course Coordinator, QUT 2014 – 2021 Subject Area Coordinator - Bachelor of Science Honours - Earth Science, QUT 2020 Science Committee Vice-Chair - Australian and New Zealand Consortium International Ocean Discovery Program 2020 – Present Mars Science Team - Perseverance Rover - PIXL instrument operations - JPL NASA 2018 – Present Science Committee - Australian and New Zealand Consortium International Ocean Discovery Program 2014 – 2021 Subject Area Coordinator - Bachelor of Science - Earth Science, QUT 2013  - Australian University Geoscience Education Network Conference Organisor  
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2019
Details
Member of the Science Committee - Australian and New Zealand Consortium International Ocean Discovery Program
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2013
Details
Brisbane Workshop - Australasian Universities Geoscience Educators Network
Title
Geomorphological development of coral reefs, southern Great Barrier Reef: an integrated record of Holocene palaeoecology and palaeoclimate from cores
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP120101793
Start year
2012
Keywords
Coral Reef; Climate Change; Sea-level; Geochemistry; Diagenesis
Title
Testing environmental stress on a dead Holocene coral reef in Moreton Bay, Queensland
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ALNGRA10024
Start year
2010
Keywords
Coral; Radiocarbon Dating; Palaeoclimate; Moreton Bay; Holocene; El Nino
Title
Environmental Stress Indicators in Coral Skeletons
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP1096184
Start year
2010
Keywords
Coral; Climate Change; Sea Level; Geochemistry; Coral Reef; Skeleton