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.
 L-R: Prof. Dr Ir Ambariyanto (Vice Rector for Research and Innovation Diponegoro University), Dr Emma Kennedy (Research Fellow, The University of Queensland), Puji Prihatinningsih M.App.Sc (Conservation Officer, Karimunjawa National Park Office) and Agus Prabowo S.H., M.Sc (Director, Karimunjawa National Park Office)
Friday 25 May 2018
Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute have returned to Indonesia to resurvey coral reefs previously surveyed in September 2014.
Coral-algal interactions such as this are more relevant than ever given the rapidly degrading coral reef ecosystem dynamics. Photo: K. Brown
Thursday 24 May 2018
Tropical coral reefs are being degraded by human activities, and as a result, reef-building corals have declined while algae have increased.
People will listen more when they like what they’re hearing. Shutterstock.com
Wednesday 16 May 2018
It’s a well-studied fact that facts don’t speak for themselves. This is especially apparent with climate change.
The amount of landfill in Australia is expected to rise since China is no longer buying our recycling waste. But there are easy solutions to this big problem. Nicolás Boullosa/flickr, CC BY
Friday 27 April 2018
Ipswich residents have been told their recycling waste will now be dumped into landfill because it is too expensive for the local council to recycle.
More than 40 UQ students took part in the community garden workshop. Photo: @GCITweet
Monday 23 April 2018
A group of more than 40 UQ students attended the inaugural meeting of the community garden participatory workshop at the Global Change Institute this week (19 April).
L-R: Dr Michael Hewson, Dr Joelle Gergis and Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Friday 20 April 2018
More than 50 guests were treated to a hard-hitting overview of a new book by award-winning climate scientist and writer Dr Joëlle Gergis at the UQ Global Change Institute
Researchers from UQ and QUT interviewed participants after their 'underwater experience', and developed far-reaching implications for future monitoring of reef aesthetics. Photo: QUT
Thursday 19 April 2018
While reef scientists typically monitor ecosystem health indicators such as temperature, salinity and acidity, several easily observed aesthetic qualities are equally val
Staghorn and tabular corals suffered mass die-offs, robbing many individual reefs of their characteristic shapes. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Mia Hoogenboom
Thursday 19 April 2018
In 2016 the Great Barrier Reef suffered unprecedented mass coral bleaching – part of a global bleaching event that dwarfed its predecessors in 1998 and 2002.
GCI's Living Building is an example of how improved design can dramatically reduce energy demand.
Thursday 12 April 2018
If you’re reading this article in your office, chances are the air conditioning is set to around 22°C.

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