Issue 277 – Resilience, recovery and the Reef
This issue provides a snapshot of the Great Barrier Reef and the latest research to help protect and restore it.
Buying time for the Barrier Reef – shading coral and controlling starfish show promise at large scale
Shading corals to reduce mass bleaching and expanding the control of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish—if socially acceptable and done on a large scale—could buy at least 10 to 20 years for the Great Barrier Reef, according to scientists who have for the first time modelled all of the world’s biggest marine ecosystem.
Our researchers take a ‘deep dive’ into understanding what people think about synthetic biology and the Great Barrier Reef
A study about social responsibility in synthetic biology research and development for conserving the Great Barrier Reef
eReefs: integrated environmental intelligence for managing the Reef
This interactive platform puts information about management options and past, present, and future conditions of the Reef at users’ flipper-tips.
A complete DNA barcode library to manage Australia’s environment
eDNA is poised to revolutionise the way we monitor Australia’s natural environment but it relies on a complete reference library of DNA barcodes. That's where we step in. CSIRO is working with partners to create this library for Australia’s most important species.
Sea-lebrating coral restoration efforts
Our researchers have been on the larvae lookout of the coral kind on the Great Barrier Reef to trial new, innovative techniques to restore damaged parts of the Reef.