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Investigating the potential for sea spray aerosol to mitigate coral bleaching

Mass coral bleaching events over the past decade have heightened the need for research into techniques to enhance survival of the Great Barrier Reef.Applying sea spray aerosol directly over coral reefs during periods of increased bleaching stress could mitigate bleaching by both locally reducing sea surface temperatures and by reducing incoming incident solar radiation. These effects are referred to as solar radiation management and can be broken up into the direct scattering of incoming solar radiation and via the interaction …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Research centre(s)

Optimising sampling design for model discrimination of coral reef recovery

Natural disturbances including severe storms and bleaching events have devastating impacts on the Great Barrier Reef's health. Unfortunately, the increasing pressures associated with climate change are causing these disturbances to occur more frequently, for a longer duration and with more intensity.It's essential to understand the recovery dynamics between major disturbances so we can manage the health of the Great Barrier Reef under increased environmental pressures. Many studies modelling reef recovery assume a specific form for the growth dynamics. However, the …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Developing optimal management approaches to sustain the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under significant threat from climate change.There are many options for management approaches to help sustain the reef, and many more are being developed. However, optimally planning these management actions is a difficult mathematical problem as they need to deploy over a large scale. This results in long timeframes for developing and executing these actions.This project will involve adapting the Modern Portfolio Theory to develop optimal management approaches to sustain the Great Barrier Reef.Modern Portfolio Theory …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

The role of accounting in the Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) political debate

Coal seam gas (CSG) has become one of the most contentious socio-enviro-political issues in Queensland, with proponents on both sides drawing on the same environmental data to produce environmental impact statements and cost/benefit analysis to argue their cases. This study will investigate how accounting practices of measurement are used to quantify the impact of coal seam gas operations, and how these numbers are used for the political arguments on both sides.

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

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