Climate change is unlikely to cause many problems for a sometimes lethal species of box jellyfish that frequents northern Australian waters, according to research supported by the Tropical Water Quality Hub. Professor Kylie Pitt and her team at Griffith University investigated the … Read More
The September edition of “View on TWQ” is now online and can be found here.
The 2019 Reef Leadership and Reef Restoration Workshop at Orpheus Island Research Station from 15-18 Nov 2019 will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and increase skills. Click on the image below for further informatioin on the workshop.
Research spanning multiple fields and institutions is filling knowledge gaps on the factors affecting outbreaks of the coral-eating Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS) on the Great Barrier Reef under a collaborative framework supported by the Tropical Water Quality Hub. Among … Read More
Erosion from gullies is a major source of sediment impact on the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. Mitigating this erosion is therefore key to improving water quality in Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems. In late July the world’s experts on gully erosion, including … Read More
By applying the right amount of water, at the right time, in the right crop, to match that crop’s requirements, sugar growers can save water and deliver significant benefits to the Great Barrier Reef. NESP TWQ Hub researcher Yvette Everingham’s … Read More
Some species or species groups may be more important than others in helping the Great Barrier Reef function and continue to provide its ecosystem services. Identifying these species is a crucial component of maintaining the highly biodiverse Great Barrier Reef into … Read More
When Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsunday Islands in 2017, it dislodged the massive Porites boulder corals that dot the popular dive site Manta Ray Bay, moving them up into the intertidal zone and reducing the bay’s reefs to rubble. Tourism … Read More
NESP Tropical Water Quality Hub research is continuing to feed into the Master Reef Guides program. These expert communicators convey the wonder, fragility and interconnections of the Great Barrier Reef, supported by the latest NESP research. Visit Master Reef Guides … Read More
An interactive map recently released by Australian sugar cane industry peak body Canegrowers shows over a decade of collaboration between the industry and Great Barrier Reef research, including multiple Tropical Water Quality (TWQ) Hub projects. TWQ Hub projects on landholder engagement, … Read More