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.
A tribute to Ken Coles AM
Ken Coles AM was a Trustee of the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation (LIRRF) from 1991 to 2015...
Fellowships and grants update
No new fellowships or grants were awarded for 2021 due to severe limitations on travel caused by...
How many coral species exist at Lizard Island?
That apparently simple question is not so easy to answer. Not only are corals notoriously...
Marine pollution research
For nearly two decades, Manoela Romano de Orte has been studying the double-barreled menace of...
Effective Action on Climate Change – Watch Now
In a webinar hosted by LIRRF on November 23, Professor Terry Hughes shared findings from his most...
Climate Change Briefing – Watch Now
On Tuesday October 19, 2021 the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation hosted an informative and...
At just 27 years of age, Sterling Tebbett has already seen stark changes in the coral reefs he...
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...
Fellowship travel awards in a time of COVID
Our Foundation provides funding for its doctoral fellows to present their research at an...
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...
The Sapphire Project and The Great Barrier Reef
World Oceans Day is here once again - LIRS Co-Director Dr Anne Hoggett AM in conversation with Mia...
Deconstructing coral colonies
Dr Kyle Zawada is a humble man, but show him just a glimpse of Acropora loripes and he’ll give you...
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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