Reports - Newsletters - Publications

Lizard Island Research Station reports

The Australian Museum produces an annual report on research and activities at Lizard Island Research Station. Click the cover images to download (PDF).

All previous Lizard Island Research Station Reports are available on the Australian Museum’s website.

Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation Annual Reports

LIRRF acknowledges KPMG for their pro bono audit of our annual reports.

Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation newsletters

We provide updates about our activities about four times per year. Enter your email address below to join the mailing list.

Scientific publications

Scientific publications are the output of research. Researchers now produce about 100 new scientific publications each year based on research carried out at Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS), an output similar to that of a mid-sized university school.

All LIRS publications are listed on the Australian Museum website.

Many scientific papers are behind paywalls but an increasing proportion are published with open access. Some recent open access papers based on LIRS research are below.

LIRS publications to June 2021

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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Weather & Ocean Observations

Latest Lizard Island Weather & Oceanic Observations from the AIMS Data Centre

We acknowledge Dingaal and Ngurrumungu Traditional Owners of the lands, seas and skies of the Lizard Island region.