Design methods to improve the effectiveness of reef monitoring

Design methods to improve reef monitoring

In collaboration with the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS), the objective of this project is to develop new methods in Bayesian design to efficiently monitor the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Methods will be proposed which can adapt to information from all available data from a variety of sources (and account for the inherent uncertainties in doing so); take into account the cost of data collection across a spatially vast ecosystem; and can react to disturbances such as crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) outbreaks and cyclones.

Chief Investigators

Different species of fish and other marine animals on the Great Barrier Reef