The Marine Palaeoecology Lab conducts various investigations into the effects of climate change on coral reef and sub-tropical habitats using sediment coring and analysis of fossil assemblages as well as modern ecological surveys. Our cores provide important information on the response of coral reef communities to natural and anthropogenic climate change, as well as other anthropogenic stressors. Analysis of calcification of corals within cores provides long-term information on the response of individual coral species to changing sea surface temperatures and aragonite saturation states.
1) Ecological dynamics and conservation of subtropical coral reef communities of east Australia in changing climate (more…)
2) Predicting coral reef response to climate change: past and present comparison (more…)
3) Calcification of the scleractionian coral Goniopora spp. on two inshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef over the last millennium (more…)
4) Marine biotic response to global climate change (more…)
5) Coral sand climate change (more…)