A coral reef in all its glory is quite a sight, teeming with life and home to many diverse species. Recent advances in technology have challenged our understanding of coral family trees. So, what do we know now? What are the implications for the Great Barrier Reef? And will our new knowledge help save these precious ecosystems from the effects of climate change?
Supported by Project DIG, a partnership between Queensland Museum Network, BHP and BMA.
Professor Hugh Possingham became Queensland Chief Scientist in September 2020. He is a conservation scientist and mathematician who has held positions in the university, public and not-for profit sectors. He...View Profile
Tom is Senior Curator of Corals at Queensland Museum Network (QMN), based at the Museum of Tropical Queensland campus in Townsville. His research is broadly focused on the taxonomy, ecology...View Profile
Peter joined the Queensland Museum Network (QMN) in 2021 as Senior Curator of Biosystematics. He is based at the Museum of Tropical Queensland campus in Townsville. Originally from Ireland, Peter...View Profile
Professor Madeleine van Oppen is an ecological geneticist with an interest in microbial symbioses and climate change adaptation of reef corals. Her work has been published in >230 peer-reviewed papers...View Profile
Image credit: Queensland Museum, Gary Cranitch
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