Publication is vital in science. It invokes the quality assurance of peer review and shares the research with everyone.
Projects at Lizard Island are rarely ready for publication when the scientists leave the island. There is always more work to be done back in their home institutions, analysing samples and data, incorporating other research, consulting with colleagues, drafting and revising papers and submitting for peer review prior to publication. This can take many months, sometimes years.
The library at the Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station collects publications based on local research. It already has 2,ooo+ and over a hundred more are added each year – see LIRS > Publications & Projects. This remarkable concentration of multi-year local research and the amazing Lizard Island Field Guide help make the Station a preferred facility for research on the Reef.
The following 2017 title links indicate the range of publications received. See also Closing COTS knowledge gaps. A comprehensive list will be included in the Station’s 2017 Research Report, currently in preparation.
- Patterns of biophonic periodicity on coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef – reporting a study in marine soundscapes and how they vary with time, location and environmental factors, including temperature and moonlight.
- Radiolar Eyes of Serpulid Worms (Annelida, Serpulidae): Structures, Function, and Phototransduction – photoreceptors that function as silhouette-detecting “burglar alarms”.
- A decrease in the abundance and strategic sophistication of cleaner fish after environmental perturbations
- Cross-scale habitat structure driven by coral species composition on tropical reefs and Structural complexity mediates functional structure of reef fish assemblages among coral habitats
- Temperature and light patterns at four reefs along the Great Barrier Reef during the 2015–2016 austral summer: understanding patterns of observed coral bleaching
- Revision of Neolebouria Gibson, 1976 (Digenea: Opecoelidae), with Trilobovarium n. g., for species infecting tropical and subtropical shallow-water fishes ( proposing a new genus of fish parasites)
- Algal Turf Sediments and Sediment Production by Parrotfishes across the Continental Shelf of the Northern Great Barrier Reef