- Novel adhesive offers path for reef restoration projects (2023)
QUT researchers are developing an underwater adhesive gel inspired by nature and investigating ways of using it on coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, to accelerate the natural stabilisation process and reef recovery such as by coral planting.
- Research investigates role of coral rubble in reef ecology (2023)
QUT PhD researcher Tanya Dodgen, from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is conducting an experiment on the Great Barrier Reef looking at ways to deal with areas of coral rubble.
- From little things, big things can grow- prompting climate action (2023)
Promotion of simple behaviours such as recycling plastic waste can lead to positive spill-over into a wider range of climate-related, sustainable behaviours, QUT researchers have found.
- New decision tool to help restore coral reefs (2023)
QUT researchers have used mathematics to guide decisions on growing coral to help restore the Great Barrier Reef.
- Research in Focus competition finds beauty in discovery (2022)
First place winner Brett Lewis’s coral image was inspired by the natural collaboration that has enabled reef-building coral to successfully exist since the age of the dinosaurs.
- Create world-first way to count coral babies to save the reef (2022)
QUT researchers are developing world-first techniques to help breed a million baby corals every year to help repopulate the Great Barrier Reef after bleaching events caused by climate change.
- Novel misting trial aims to prevent coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef (2022)
An empty sports field, a giant misting cannon and a drone saw QUT scientists test a natural and novel way to protect the Great Barrier Reef’s coral from bleaching, that’s now expanded to real-world early testing from a scientific ship on the Reef.
- Research in Focus: Reef rock close-up helps unlock underwater secrets (2022)
An extreme close-up of a reef rock sample that holds keys to the history of the Great Barrier Reef has won geoscience PhD researcher Lisa Kearney the Best in Show award at QUT’s 2022 Research in Focus multimedia competition.
- Back from the brink: Helping coral reefs recover (2022)
The first biodiversity analysis of an area of vast hidden reefs on the seafloor has provided new insight into the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef.
- Biodiversity study provides new insight into Great Barrier Reef habitat (2021)
QUT and UQ researchers are trialling methods to stabilise coral rubble so that it can provide a solid platform for natural coral recovery.
- Special delivery brings new life to the Great Barrier Reef (2021)
A research team co-led by QUT has made its first delivery of coral IVF babies to Lizard Island, off the far north Queensland coast, with nearly 10 million coral larvae released across four reef locations.
- New giant donut-shaped reef revealed behind Great Barrier Reef (2021)
QUT, James Cook University (JCU) and University of Sydney scientists working with laser data from the Royal Australian Navy have revealed a vast reef behind the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.
- Citizen scientists dive into reef protection project (2018)
Millions of everyday Australians are being encouraged to take a ‘dry dive’ on the Great Barrier Reef, as part of a first-of-its-kind, citizen science project.
- Help monitor the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet (2018)
QUT scientists are working with the Visualisation and eResearch (ViseR) team on an exciting new citizen science project currently in development called Virtual Reef Diver.
- It takes Many Eyes to Save the Reef (2018)
QUT researchers are tapping into the power of what people see on the reef to create the first crowd sourced online interactive reef map.
- QUT on board with $60 million reef restoration initiative (2018)
QUT and IFE will provide its engineering, robotics, social impact assessment and modelling capabilities to a consortium that’s been tasked with designing and scoping a major new restoration plan for Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef.
- Restore the Great Barrier Reef: QUT GivingDay (2018)
Support the active restoration of the Great Barrier Reef to help secure the future of the largest living structure on earth and one of the world’s most incredible natural treasures.
- Queensland’s own rapid response tool for monitoring coral bleaching (2017)
Queensland researchers are developing a new tool to ramp up rapid response efforts to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.
- RangerBot wins public’s heart and philanthropic funding (2016)
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s plans for a low-cost ‘robo reef protector’ has been given the thumbs up by the public and by Google.
- Crown-of-thorns starfish – nailed it! (2016)
It’s the moment the Great Barrier Reef’s been waiting for – confirmation QUT’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) can help stop the reef’s most prolific pest.
- Is coral a rainmaker? (2016)
A world-first, scientific voyage to study the air over the Great Barrier Reef aims to determine if coral creates rain.
- Caught in the act: first videos of coral bleaching behaviour (2016)
Coral researchers have for the first time captured the specific behaviour of a coral as it’s bleaching, using a clever combination of microscope, digital camera and smart tablet to record a coral species’ physical reaction to heat stress.
- The RangerBot Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) (2016)
The project is focused on developing deployable robotic systems to help reef managers and other community groups upscale underwater monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef and reefs around the world more broadly.