Animal Social Networks
Friendships and social networks are known to affect the health and survival of people, but it is not known why mammals originally evolved the...
Coral Reef Connectivity
Coral reef ecosystems are imperilled world-wide. Identifying and protecting key reef areas will be critical for long-term persistence of tropical...
Extinction Risks
Life history traits (schedules of birth and death) determine population growth and are therefore important predictors of species extinction....
GBR Project
Coral reefs are showing evidence of decline. Historical overfishing, nutrient loading, terrestrial discharge, combined with more recent threats of...
Gondwana Link Project
Gondwana Link is a landscape-scale conservation project in the ecologically significant south west corner of Western Australia. The aim of the...
Habitat Engineering
Reef-building corals produce large-scale limestone structures that provide habitat to many organisms. We are interested in studying the response of...
Human Impacts on the Marine Environment
Marine debris is an increasingly significant global issue, with the amount of waste released annually growing exponentially. In Australia, marine...
Novel Plant Communities
York Gum (Eucalyptus loxophleba) woodlands were formally extensive in the Western Australian Wheatbelt, but persist now as smaller patches in a...
Plant Pop Dynamics
We work on plant population ecology and management. Plant populations worldwide are threatened by habitat destruction, climate change and land-use...
Private Land Management
Some of Australia's worst weeds exist on private land where control of damaging invasive plants is undertaken by multiple independent decision...
Project Manta: A multidisciplinary study of the biology and ecology of an iconic species
Large filter-feeding organisms such as manta rays, whale sharks and baleen whales are major tourist attractions that underpin many eco-tourism...
Queensland Carbon Biodiversity
The emerging carbon market provides a mechanism for native vegetation restoration and an array of potential biodiversity benefits. In Queensland,...
South East Queensland Climate Change Adaptation
As part of the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, we are developing novel approaches to integrate information on the vulnerability of key habitat...
The Giant Grasses Project
Giant tropical grasses – including crops sugarcane and sorghum - being among the fastest growing plants, are of much interest for future bio-...
The Spinifex Project
Triodia (‘spinifex’) grasslands cover a third of our continent. Despite being the dominant vegetation across much of the arid zone, we...
Thiaki Project
There is great potential for rainforest reforestation to help in the protection of Australia’s tropical flora and fauna. Little is known,...
Tolerant Endosymbionts
The detrimental effect of climate change induced bleaching on Caribbean coral reefs has been widely documented in recent decades. Several studies...
Tree Systems
There is much interest in designing tree systems that restore degraded landscapes, sequester carbon, improve soil fertility and provide other...