Devastating coral bleaching in 2024

Devastating coral bleaching in 2024

The fifth mass bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef in the past eight years was declared in April 2024. For the first time, all three sectors of the GBR are affected: south, middle, and north. It is part of the fourth global bleaching event according to the US...
Crown-of-Thorns Starfish outbreaks and their control

Crown-of-Thorns Starfish outbreaks and their control

In 2014, as part of their 50th Anniversary Commemorative Giving Program, The Ian Potter Foundation awarded a $500,000 grant to The Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation. The purpose of this grant was to investigate ways to help control outbreaks of Crown-of-Thorns...
Understanding water flow at ecological scales

Understanding water flow at ecological scales

The following report is by PhD candidate Casey Bowden, a researcher at the Reef Function Hub, James Cook University.  Casey is the 2023 Ian Potter Foundation Doctoral Fellow. She will return to LIRS later this year for a final field trip.  With a changing climate...
Evaluation of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Evaluation of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (Fellowships Program) at Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS) has been running since 1984, when Doctoral Fellowships were first offered, followed by Postdoctoral Fellowships introduced in 2008. They are awarded...
Fellowships awarded for 2024

Fellowships awarded for 2024

This year, the Foundation and its supporters are funding six new fellowships for research starting in 2024: three to PhD students and three to people who obtained their PhDs in the past five years. This includes the award of a new doctoral fellowship jointly funded by...
Celebrating 50 years of research on Lizard Island

Celebrating 50 years of research on Lizard Island

This 5 minutes video gives a wonderful snapshot of how the Station was founded and what makes it unique. Scientists, including Frank Talbot who founded the Station in 1973, share their stories and insights into why the research undertaken there is...
Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

At the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation 50th Anniversary dinner, Dr Anne Hoggett AM and Dr Lyle Vail AM were awarded the 2023 Australian Museum Research Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of their tireless work in advancing our understanding of...
Video Highlights of the Study Tour 2023

Video Highlights of the Study Tour 2023

The second Lizard Island Coral Reef Study Tour (LICRST) took place in October 2023. Sixteen students from across NSW and two teachers were lucky to be selected to spend a week on Lizard Island studying Coral Reef ecology and marine biology. Here are some video...
Lizard Island Coral Reef Study Tour 2023

Lizard Island Coral Reef Study Tour 2023

The second Lizard Island Coral Reef Study Tour (LICRST) took place in October 2023, generously supported by the Corella Fund. The below account and reflections, written by the two teachers and 16 NSW biology students, highlight the exceptional educational experience...