Due to the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation the incidence of marine toxin poisoning is on the rise worldwide and is no longer confined to tropical regions. Working with industry and government Shauna Murray is pioneering the development of a test kit that will detect the toxins before they enter the food chain.
Measuring the anti-oxidant system responses in corals C3 researchers found differences in the tolerance and sensitivity of each species to lowered salinity, highlighting how storm events may be important drivers in future reef species composition.
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.