Photo: Victor Benard
Wednesday 7 November 2018
GCI Adjunct Associate Professor Chris McGrath has told a Gold Coast conference we need to fight for recognition that nature is the foundation for prosperity. In an address entitled: “Use whatever imperfect tools you have to fight for solutions”, Dr McGrath argued that society needed to overturn the pervasive – and false – narratives that say protecting the environment costs jobs.
A diver takes in the reefscape  (Photo: The Ocean Agency / paul g. allen philanthropies)
Thursday 25 October 2018
A new science-driven strategy to save the Earth’s coral reefs proposes an “insurance policy” which focuses on saving the reefs that are most likely to survive global warming. University of Queensland Global Change Institute (GCI) Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and colleagues have addressed two fundamental questions facing those championing coral reef preservation. “We needed to objectively identify coral reefs that are relatively less vulnerable to climate change and are better positioned to help the regeneration of other reefs in the future,” Professor Hoegh-Guldberg said.
Keeley Hartzer and Tor Hundloe at the launch of their new book, The Cheapest Electricity on Earth.
Friday 12 October 2018
Emeritus Professor Tor Hundloe joined co-author Keeley Hartzer for the launch of their new book, The Cheapest Electricity on Earth, at the UQ Global Change Institute this week. Known by some as the Green Viking, Tor Hundloe is an Australian pioneer of environmental economics. He’s been at the forefront of research, teaching and practical management in this field for almost four decades. He was one of the founding academic staff at Australia's first undergraduate Environment school, at Griffith University and was the inaugural Professor of Environmental Management at UQ.
Australia’s Chief Scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist , Professor Alan Finkel during a visit to the UQ Global Change Institute in 2016.
Friday 12 October 2018
This week’s release of the special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put scientific evidence on the front page of the world’s newspapers. As Australia’s Chief Scientist, I hope it will be recognised as a tremendous validation of the work that scientists do. The people of the world, speaking through their governments, requested this report to quantify the impacts of warming by 1.5℃ and what steps might be taken to limit it. They asked for the clearest possible picture of the consequences and feasible solutions.
“The implications for Australia are quite serious, even though 1.5 degrees is often perceived as a safe level." -- Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Monday 8 October 2018
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPC
Professor Tim Flannery at the Challenge of Change Lecture
Friday 28 September 2018
Professor Tim Flannery’s work as a scientist, futurist and author has been particularly influential in the ongoing debate of how Australia should care for its fragile env
A handy source of information about questions big and small. TheDigitalWay/pixabay, CC BY
Wednesday 12 September 2018
According to Google Trends, in 2017 Australians were keen to know about tennis, Sophie Monk, fidget spinners and Bitcoin.
Pim Bongaerts plunges into the deep on a visit to a mesophotic reef during the mass coral bleaching event of 2015-2016.  Photo: Pedro Frade
Wednesday 5 September 2018
A team of international marine scientists working with The University of Queensland has found evidence to suggest the 2016 coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef also
Brain Coral (Diploria cerebriformis) is found on coral reefs around the world. Photo: John Slayer
Monday 20 August 2018
The Great Barrier Reef is big, so big that scientists need public help to track its health.
L-R: Dr Anna Vinkhuyzen, Bianca Das, Dr Emma Kennedy, Hana Starobova
Thursday 16 August 2018
Three University of Queensland researchers are among a group of 100 female scientists from around the world taking part in a year-long leadership scheme culminating in an
The expedition boat anchors just offshore
Friday 3 August 2018
MANADO, Indonesia — Scientists have discovered surprisingly healthy coral reefs off Indonesia, despite the multiple bleaching events around the world that have killed a l
The work builds on the recent Capturing Coral Reef and Related Ecosystem Services project led by UQ.
Monday 23 July 2018
UQ Civil Engineering and Biological Sciences researchers are working with engineering, science and technology consultancy BMT, to investigate creating coral-filled net st
Global winner -- Chasing Coral
Friday 20 July 2018
A year after its release, the global success of the Chasing Coral documentary continues to break new ground.
Average coral recovery rates showed a six-fold decline across the Great Barrier Reef.
Thursday 19 July 2018
The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover from disturbances, but effective local management could revive its capacity to bounce back.
Dr Hawthorne Beyer is a quantitative ecologist working on conservation and environmental management problems.
Thursday 28 June 2018
Scientists have identified a portfolio of the world’s reefs most likely to survive the coming decades, using principles from the financial investment world.

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