Research & StoriesThe LIRRF Blog
Our stories explore the complexity and wonder of coral reefs through the eyes of researchers and students who are studying and observing them.
Fish Work – a poet’s view
It was August 2017 when I first flew from Cairns to Lizard Island Research Station. I had...
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...
Lizard Island’s smallest fish, and where to find them
Finally, a long-delayed field trip takes place! Dr Chris Goatley (University of New England) and...
Fellowships and grants on offer for 2023
Thanks to funding provided by our Foundation, applications are now open for up to 9 awards for...
Activities at Lizard Island Research Station
In this short video, shot from the Station, Anne Hoggett, LIRS Director shares her insights about...
Octopus pair at Lizard Island
On our last expedition to Jiigurru (Lizard Island), we were fortunate enough to witness a pair of...
The next Crown-of-Thorns Starfish outbreak is coming
Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) are natural members of coral reef communities and their numbers...
Lizard Island Coral Reef Study Tour 2022
Introduction by Kate Hayward, LIRRF Chair Back in 2019, the LIRRF undertook to support and fund an...
2022 Critical Research Grant awarded
The 2022 Lizard Island Critical Research Grant has been awarded to Prof. Andrew Baird of the ARC...
Damselfishes in colour
To anybody familiar with the coral reef systems of the Great Barrier Reef and their inhabitants,...
The functioning of future coral reefs: fishes, sediments and productivity
Lizard Island epitomises the plight of Anthropocene coral reefs as it has been subjected to a...
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Friday February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. With combined goals...
Coral reefs need our help
The Great Barrier Reef is a vital part of our ecosystem and a natural wonder beloved by Australians. It is a World Heritage Area that is at risk of being listed as 'in danger' in recognition of the many challenges it faces.
Science and the will for change are the only possible solutions. Our work is helping.
Will you help us?
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