Climate Change Briefing – Watch Now

Climate Change Briefing – Watch Now

On Tuesday October 19, 2021 the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation hosted an informative and engaging webinar with leading Australian climate change scientist Professor Lesley Hughes. A highly regarded communicator on climate change issues, Lesley shared her...
Changing reefs

Changing reefs

At just 27 years of age, Sterling Tebbett has already seen stark changes in the coral reefs he knows and loves. In early 2015, he made his first trip to Lizard Island as a research assistant and recent graduate. “It was, in hindsight, a strange time to visit with...
Outcomes of the Polychaete Workshop eight years on

Outcomes of the Polychaete Workshop eight years on

A 2013 expedition to Lizard Island by a team of worm taxonomists has greatly expanded knowledge of coral reef biodiversity – and reveals how much more there is still to learn. Polychaetes are marine worms commonly known as Bristle Worms. The 11th International...
Fellowship travel awards in a time of COVID

Fellowship travel awards in a time of COVID

Our Foundation provides funding for its doctoral fellows to present their research at an international conference in their second or third year. Such meetings are vitally important for young researchers to become exposed to wider ideas, to make themselves known and to...
The rise and fall of turf-algae empires

The rise and fall of turf-algae empires

How will the abundance and diversity of life respond to the overall declining health of the Great Barrier Reef? The drivers of abundance and diversity are complex. They include the availability of food, the availability of shelter, and access to the services provided...