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March 2017

An imaging technique used in eye clinics is being used to examine tissue organization in reef building coral skeletons

February 2017

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.

January 2017

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.
UTS scientists have shown that the host in reef building symbiotic partnerships plays a bigger role in maintaining the health of the relationship that previously recognised.
The highly successful 2016 C3 Colloquium bought together a diverse range of local and international experts to focus on algae-bacteria interactions

December 2016

Extreme wet years are getting wetter and more common. This means Australia's terrestrial ecosystems will play a larger role in the global carbon cycle.
Forecasting the levels and types of pollen across Australia will help predict and mitigate thunderstorm asthma epidemics.

November 2016

The biennial ASQAAC Science Day held in November 2016 was hosted at UTS, bringing key Australian seafood industry representatives and researchers together.
Do you have a background in engineering,algal physiology, bioreactors or optics? UTS:C3 is looking for PhD candidates to work with industry partner GE Healthcare on algal photobioreactor projects with potential to revolutionise the sustainable production of high value bio-products.
Scientists from the UK and UTS designed novel experiments to demonstrate that corals play key roles in contributing to processes that influence their immediate climate.

October 2016

The Wildlife One Health Initiative is a dynamic cross-disciplinary team of UTS scientists who aim to tackle wildlife health, loss and extinction.
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

September 2016

UTS Science won four out of six awards at this year’s UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Research Excellence.
C3's microbial ecologist Jean-Baptiste Raina and marine biotoxin expert Shauna Murray are among the recipients of Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Excellence.
Spring has sprung and so could Australia's first national pollen monitoring system thanks to research being undertaken by a team of scientists with funding from the NHMRC.
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.
Sydney Harbour coral recovery study aims to understand what makes these unique temperate corals so hardy.

August 2016

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.

July 2016

Amazing as it sounds bright, bubbling wall panels filled with microalgae could be the future of sustainable building design.
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.

June 2016

A two week voyage from Fiji to Tasmania! But there will be no lounging around on deck for five UTS scientists as they investigate the microscopic organisms that drive marine ecosystems.
Four exciting new PhD research opportunities to join the C3 team in 2016
New research using remote sensing technology aims to assist Australian water resource management, detect hidden droughts and monitor flood risk.

May 2016

UTS led research shows that the detrimental impacts caused by ocean warming and acidification are unlikely to be off-set by corals being able to acclimatise in high-variance habitats such as seagrass.
Future Reefs Team Leader, Associate Prof. David Suggett, explains the GBRMPA Coral Bleaching Response Plan in the wake of El Niño
The Amazon rainforest is more limited by sunlight than water says Professor Alfredo Huete in a Nature paper that challenges assumptions about rainforest productivity
Plankton have evolved to survive a wide range of conditions, thanks to their unexpectedly vast ocean travels, a new study, lead by Associate Professor Martina Doblin, suggests

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