The Lizard Island Research Station’s 2020 Report is available here and includes:

2020 in Review by resident Directors Lyle Vail & Anne Hoggett;

Fellowships & Grants: Updates on the program and impacts of COVID-19;

Visitors in 2020, including details on 62 visiting researchers and their projects;

Publications:  Titles & citations of the 94 publications based on LI research that were added to the Station’s library which now houses a collection of over 2,470 LIRS publications;

Lizard Island Field Guide:  240 species added during the year, taking tally of species included in the online guide to 3,040;

An update on LIRRF: including board changes, projects funded and new initiatives.

2020 Report cover page featuring a school of Doubleband Fusilliers, Pterocasesio digramma. Photo: Lyle Vail


The 2020 Report provides further reinforcement to our Why Donate reasons. It shows why the Great Barrier Reef is hugely important; how science is advancing reef conservation; why LIRS is one of the world’s best facilities for field research on coral reefs; how it is nurturing marine science careers; and how every research project there inspires and engages a sense of the wonder of life.