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Department of the Environment and Energy - Director of National Parks - Tender

Coral Sea Bright Spot Reef Health and Resilience Survey ? 2022-24

Indicative Funding
$765,778 over 2 years
Summary
The Coral Sea Marine Park (CSMP) covers approximately 990,000 km2 and includes over 30 individual reef systems that are surrounded by deep waters. Extensive bleaching of corals was recorded across shallow reef habitats within the CSMP in 2020 and 2021. This project will use surveys of benthic, fish and invertebrate communities to assess the ongoing effects and potential recovery from these back-to-back bleaching events.
Investigators
Andrew Hoey, Eva McClure, Morgan Pratchett, Deborah Burn and Gemma Galbraith (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and Research Division)
Keywords
Coral reef; Coral bleaching; Marine park management; Reef fish; Coral Sea

Lizard Island Research Station - Gough Family Doctoral Fellowship

Differential effects of sequential disturbances on the structure and function of reefs across the continental shelf

Indicative Funding
$15,000 over 1 year
Summary
On the Great Barrier Reef, the greatest distinction in benthic composition and herbivorous fish assemblage structure and function is found across the continental shelf, among inner-, mid- and outer-shelf reefs. Yet our understanding of how these unique assemblages respond and re-form following disturbances is limited. This project investigates changes in benthic composition and the structure, function and behaviour of herbivorous fish assemblages on inner-, mid- and outer-shelf reefs following multiple cyclone and bleaching events from 2015-2017. In doing so, this project will provide the first longitudinal study of cross-shelf assemblages and processes and improve understanding of reef recovery.
Investigators
Eva McClure and Andrew Hoey (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)
Keywords
Coral Reefs; Great Barrier Reef; Cross-Shelf; Disturbance; Recovery

Department of the Environment and Energy - Director of National Parks - Tender

Coral reef research and monitoring in the Coral Sea Marine Park (CSMP).

Indicative Funding
$451,795 over 1 year
Summary
The Coral Sea Marine Park (CSMP) covers approximately 990,000 km2 and includes over 30 individual reef systems that are surrounded by deep waters. In March 2020 extensive bleaching of corals was recorded across shallow reef habitats within the CSMP. This project will use surveys of benthic, fish and invertebrate communities to assess the ongoing effects of the 2020 bleaching event on coral reefs within the CSMP.
Investigators
Andrew Hoey, Morgan Pratchett and Eva McClure (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)
Keywords
Coral Reef; Coral Bleaching; marine park management; Reef Fish; Coral Sea
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