Reef Restoration Study Gets a Boost
Repopulating coral communities impacted by catastrophic events is both challenging and expensive. An innovative feasibility study, designed to integrate scientific knowledge about coral growth with industry and indigenous experience, will test new techniques at a high-value reef site.
Through the Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Coral Abundance Challenge, UTS researchers have secured funding from the Australian and Queensland governments to develop and test innovative new methods to boost coral cover of the Great Barrier Reef.
More than half the coral in the northern Great Barrier Reef was lost in 2016-2017 from an unprecedented heat wave event, and this research is a response to aid the reef's recovery.
Read the full story at the UTS Newsroom.