Multi-Scale Analysis of the Vulnerability of Coral Reefs to Ocean Acidification (2010–2013)

This proposal brings together world-leading expertise in ocean biogeochemistry, coral physiology, ecology, oceanography and resource management to address the problem of ocean acidification on coral reefs. Using the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) as a case study in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional study, the project will develop a new framework for assessing acidification impacts on reefs at scales from reef habitats (meters) to whole-reef systems (kilometres). The project will produce an acidification risk atlas to underpin vulnerability assessments and targeted management efforts. The study will run in parallel with a chemistry observing program to understand acidification risk patterns for the entire GBR.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council