When corals bleach, what is the weakest photosynthetic link? [ 2005 - 2007 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers A/Prof PJ Ralph; Prof M Kuehl

Brief description Despite dire warning of the imminent impact (< 50 y) of climate change of coral reefs, we still do not understand the fundamental processes of coral bleaching. This project will enhance future management of Australia's extensive coral reef ecosystems by providing details on critical gaps in our knowledge. This will feed directly into several layers of management agencies for policy development and risk assessment. Managing our reefs in an ecologically sustainable manner is vital to the future economic, social and cultural prosperity of Australia. The economic importance of healthy and biodiverse coral reefs is pivotal to both the tourism and fisheries-based economies of Queensland ($2.4 b/y).

Funding Amount $134,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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