Reef response to environmental changes

Dr Luke Nothdurft and PhD Student Lisa Kearney are working with an international team to analyse core samples from reef rock in the southern Great Barrier Reef to measure how the reef has responded to changing sea-levels, climate, and water quality over the past 130,000 years. Cores were collected over several expeditions with custom built coring equipment and represent a large collaboration between industry, QUT, the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney. The research aims to show how the reef will respond to environmental change in the future.

Chief Investigators