Marine biologist Emma Camp has spent many hours searching for corals in extreme environments around the globe and now thanks to a grant from National Geographic she can finally turn her sights to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Algae can be used for everything from animal feed to cosmetics, displacing less environmentally friendly products. A team of researchers across science, business and economics are working on the way forward for this emerging industry.
Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, the global merchant fleet carried a record 10 billion tonnes of cargo, a 2.1% increase from the previous year.
The long-held vision of Climate Change Cluster (C3) Director Professor Peter Ralph to address energy and food security through algae-based industries is one step closer with the installation of a new rooftop facility atop the UTS Science Vicki Sara Building. The facility, a 600-litre Varicon PhycoFlow™ algal photobioreactor (PBR), is a first for Australia and is set to revolutionise the NSW bioeconomy.
Four UTS scientists commence their journey to Antarctica this week working on a project supported by the Australian Antarctic Science Grant Program. The project is aimed at examining the role of sulphur compounds in Antarctic phytoplankton-bacteria relationships.
Climate Change Cluster PhD candidate Stephanie Gardner may call it luck but those who know the young marine biologist will tell you that it was her exceptional science, dedication, persistence, and the ability to seize opportunities that got her a November 2016 berth aboard the Russian research vessel Akademik Treshnikov.
The Climate Change Cluster continues to attract talented young scientists to its research programs: 2016 is shaping up as a bumper year with three Endeavour Fellows choosing to work with seagrass, coral and oyster experts at UTS Science.
C3 researcher Dr Mathieu Pernice studies microorganisms at the single cell level using state-of-the-art technology. He is sharing his expertise with Australian microbiologists as part of the ASM Visiting Speaker Program
The East Australian Current (EAC) has a significant impact on the ecology of eastern Australia. With indications that the EAC will warm by 2 - 3°C by 2070, novel techniques and technology used by scientists aboard RV Investigator will provide information about the potential impacts on the marine foodweb, including the implications for commercial fisheries.
Eleven of the State’s leading universities, and the CSIRO, are partnering with the NSW Government to develop a new statewide innovation network giving start-up businesses access to expertise and resources they need to make their idea a success.
A $1m NSW Government grant will support an innovative bio-manufacturing facility at UTS. Based on algae and known as the Deep Green Biotech Hub, it will connect industry, entrepreneurs and students to boost the state’s bio-economy.
The global decline of seagrass meadows is the impetus for the development of new techniques that will ultimately help coastal managers better manage and protect these vital marine ecosystems in future oceans.
Innovative and creative research is at the centre of Dr Jean-Baptiste Raina's success and is leading to professional development opportunities that are enhancing his reputation in the field of marine microbial ecology.