“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.
Photo: Jaanus Jagomagi
Friday 22 June 2018
The annual Lowy Institute poll on Australian attitudes to the world and global issues for 2018 has been released.
(L-R)  Beyond Zero Emissions Head of Research, Michael Lord and Wagners EFC Manager, Tom Glasby
Wednesday 13 June 2018
The UQ Global Change Institute, in partnership with Wagners EFC, recently hosted an industry workshop that focused on advanced construction materials to combat climate ch
Winning image of Dendrogyra cylindrus or Pillar coral by Dan Mele.
Monday 11 June 2018
The winner of the Global Change Institute’s 2018 photography competition is Dan Mele for his beautiful photograph of Dendrogyra cylindrus – Pillar coral.
A 1.5 degree warmer world may result in vastly different outcomes at regional scales
Thursday 7 June 2018
In the 1999 sci-fi classic The Matrix, Neo (Keanu Reeves) is offered the choice between a red and blue pill to decide his future.


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