Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation Silent Auction

Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation Silent Auction

BIDDING HAS NOW CLOSED See below for silent auction items and process: You can place a bid by emailing Charlie Shuetrim at cshuetrim@bigpond.com Email bids must be received by Monday, 30th October 2023. Those attending our 50th Anniversary Commemorative dinner in...
Effects of habitat fragmentation on reef fish communities

Effects of habitat fragmentation on reef fish communities

Makeely Blandford has completed her final report for studies undertaken at the Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station.  The project was supported by the Gough Family Doctoral Fellowship, and over three summers, five field trips were conducted. The aim of...
Coral Reefs in Hot Water:  The Talbot Oration

Coral Reefs in Hot Water: The Talbot Oration

In this year’s Talbot Oration held on Wednesday 31 May 2023, Dr Anne Hoggett AM, Co-Director of the Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS), shared her extensive knowledge about the importance of coral reefs, their complex biology, and the urgent...
Fellowships Awarded 2023

Fellowships Awarded 2023

We’re delighted to highlight the award of four new postdoctoral fellows and four new postdoctoral fellowships to start in 2023.  These fellowships are highly sought after and produce excellent research as well as providing an important contribution to research...
Colour vision of coral reef fish in a changing world

Colour vision of coral reef fish in a changing world

Abigail Shaughnessy was awarded the 2023 Gough Family Doctoral Fellowship. Here she shares some preliminary results from her field research conducted at LIRS, where she has been investigating how molecular plasticity of the visual systems function in coral reef fish....
Fish Work – a poet’s view

Fish Work – a poet’s view

It was August 2017 when I first flew from Cairns to Lizard Island Research Station. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. While I had written a book of poems previously on the ocean and fishing landscapes of Cervantes in Western Australia, I had no exposure to the...
Big coral spawning event in 2022

Big coral spawning event in 2022

Most species of hard corals on the Great Barrier Reef take part in a mass spawning event over a short period, once a year. It’s a remarkable sight and, every year, most people at LIRS are keen to go out and see it –  even if their research has nothing to...