This post lists some of the scientists and research projects utilizing the facilities of the Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station this year. A complete list will be published as part of the Station’s full 2017 Report. The results from most of these projects will be published in scientific journals. For prior years, see Publications & Projects on the Station website.
The links show the great breadth and depth of scientific talent at the Station. Lizard Island research is part of an impressive web of Australian and international scientific enquiry across multiple disciplines, all advancing our knowledge of life on the Reef and our ability to conserve it for future generations.
Trond Amundsen (NTNU Norway): Effects of coral bleaching on fishes.
Rebecca Fox (UTS) & Jennifer Donelson (JCU): Exploring the nexus between physiology and behaviour in a warming world. Rebecca & Jennifer were awarded a LIRRF Isobel Bennett Biology Fellowship to help fund this research.
Ellie Bergstrom (Griffith): Biological traits responsible for acclimation/adaptation of coralline algae to ocean acidification
Naomi Green (UQ): Seeing and responding to colour signals
Renato Morais Araujo (JCU): Structural complexity effects on fish productivity over multiple spatial scales: the influence of cyclone damage and massive bleaching events
Robert Streit (JCU): Benthic feeding video grids
Damaris Torres-Pulliza (Macquarie): A multi-scale approach for quantifying habitat complexity of coral reef from space
Cedric Van Den Berg (UQ): Luminance detection and discrimination thresholds in the Picasso Triggerfish.
Rachael Woods (Macquarie): Cyclone mapping project – coral recruitment on mapped sites