Modelling ecological phenomena on the basis of energy and materials available in the environment provides a deeper understanding of the environmental constraints to life. Reef fishes represent the most species-rich group of vetebrates and occupy diverse habitats that vary substantially in temperature across the globe.
Our current understanding of large-scale crustal structures is mostly via seismic tomography images, which are similar to CT scans used in medicine. The recent advent of ambient-noise tomography, which relies on information from seismic noise generated by oceans, has proved to be extremely powerful in resolving crustal structures.
Environmental risk management in the energy and resource industries is essential in order to minimise impacts of emissions and waste on sustainability, and human and ecosystem health.
In 2005, Macquarie University’s Innovation Awards celebrated research excellence across a number of categories, revisit Macquarie’s history of research impact.
Dr Leanne Armand (Dept. Biological Sciences) and A/Prof. Kelsie Dadd (Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences) have just returned from the East Coast of Tasmania where they participated on a 5 day “Geosciences” trial voyage on the new Marine National Facility.
Since 2011, Professor O’Reilly has been Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems and previously, of the associated GEMOC National Key Centre since 1995.
Professor Natalie Klein was an invited member of the Sydney Panel of International Legal Experts on Japanese Whaling, which advised the International Fund for Animal Welfare on dispute settlement options in relation to Japan’s scientific whaling program in Antarctica.
Dr Elizabeth Madin recently co-coordinated a research trip to Heron Island. The trip looked at low-cost, waterproof drones, field trials of a new Underwater Street View method, and the role of predators in influencing ‘blue carbon’.
Professor Quentin Parker’s research activities are mainly in Wide Field Astronomy and astronomical instrumentation, including large-scale galaxy surveys, supernova remnants and Planetary Nebulae.
Coral reefs worldwide are threatened by many impacts. Many are large, remote, and difficult to monitor, limiting our ability to assess reef health. By integrating remote sensing technology with behavioural theory, Dr Elizabeth Madin is developing a novel method of using satellite imagery to remotely monitor reef health.