C3 PhD student Lauren Messer undertook sea voyages in Australia's northern tropical waters to study the bacterial communities responsible for fundamental ocean processes that, ultimately, sustain ocean productivity and global well being. The research findings, published in The ISME Journal, provided unexpected results with implications for global marine models.
C3 research into the vulnerability of semi-arid ecosystems to drought and climatic extremes has been highlighted by the journal Nature reflecting the global attention on the fate of semi-arid ecosystems under climate change, and demonstrating the outstanding and original contributions made by UTS scientists.
A collaboration between UTS and the IRD in New Caledonia will investigate the genetic biodiversity of corals living in mangrove environments. The research will give new insight into how corals might keep pace with climate change.