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
Rising sea levels in Australia may demand novel solutions
With Australia expected to experience ongoing sea level rise over the coming decades, high-resolution climate projections are one way to inform quick community adaptation. Elsewhere, scientists are turning to novel nature-based solutions to help defend our coastlines.
Geoengineering the ocean could help slow climate change
A new project led out of Germany is investigating how novel ocean negative emission technologies (NETs) might work to slow down the rate of climate change.
How genetic interventions can increase the resistance of corals to warming oceans
New results indicate the potential for what's known as 'assisted evolution' can increase the thermal tolerance of corals, and thus help their adaptation to conditions that are currently causing unsustainable stress.
Novel interventions are more than a ‘cool idea’ for the Great Barrier Reef
The best scientific minds are applying novel interventions to help the Great Barrier Reef fight and adapt to climate change. From freezing coral larvae to shading and cooling measures, learn how we're hoping to help the Reef.
Keeping public opinion flowing for Reef interventions
There is an imperative to take action to protect and restore the Great Barrier Reef, the question is how we go about it. A new initiative is engaging the community in those decisions.
Carbon central to a new wave of climate modelling
Simulating the Earth’s myriad physical, chemical and biological processes is a big ask. But it must be done if we are to work out how what we do today will change the future climate. Thanks to this Australian ‘earth system model’, we’re getting a clearer picture of what’s ahead.