Marine pollution research

Marine pollution research

For nearly two decades, Manoela Romano de Orte has been studying the double-barreled menace of pollution and climate change that puts coral reefs in the firing line. As a recent graduate in Brazil in 2004, Manoela was looking for a research topic for a higher degree...
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...
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...
Deconstructing coral colonies

Deconstructing coral colonies

Dr Kyle Zawada is a humble man, but show him just a glimpse of Acropora loripes and he’ll give you its distribution, distinctive features and more in a heartbeat. Whereas some specialize in the language of mathematics or the coded workings of the human mind, Kyle’s...
Welcome Kris Helgen

Welcome Kris Helgen

The Lizard Island Research Station is part of the Australian Museum Research Institute. Professor Kris Helgen has been appointed Chief Scientist and Director of AMRI. Prior to this appointment he was Curator in Charge of Mammals at the Smithsonian.  He has great...