Goodman Foundation Research Grants 2018

The Goodman Foundation continues to generously fund marine research at UQ. This year two of our research groups have been awarded grants for important work related to Moreton Bay. The projects will include involvement by students, academics and volunteers. The donated funds will be used to support the students and volunteers while they are in the field and also to purchase field equipment and consumables for laboratory work.

  1. Craig Heatherington, Remo Cossu, Alistair Grinham, Simon Albert – Unravelling the nature of Indurated Sands and its significance for coastal erosion and shoreline retreat in Northern Moreton Bay
  2. Dr Selina Ward – Coral recruitment in Moreton Bay – success and failure over time

Goodman Foundation Research Grants 2017

The Centre for Marine Science continues to be grateful to the Goodman Foundation for its generous support or marine research at UQ. In 2017 three of our research groups received grants for vital work related to Moreton Bay. As usual, the projects have a wide range of personnel involved including honours students, PhD students, academics and volunteers. The donated funds will be used to support the students and volunteers while they are in the field and also to purchase field equipment and consumables for laboratory work.

  1. Dr Sarah McSweeney - Identifying the impact of coastal catchment sediment delivery to Moreton Bay
  2. Sebastian Lopez Marcano - Using novel 3D-technology to study the impacts of coastal alterations on invertebrate populations of Moreton Bay.
  3. Megan Skelton - Are pipefish and seahorses losing critical habitat to problem algae?

Goodman Foundation Research Grants 2016

The Centre for Marine Science is grateful to the Goodman Foundation for its generous support in 2016 of fourof our research groups. The projects have a wide range of personnel involved including honours students, PhD students and volunteers. The donated funds will be used to support the students and volunteers while they are in the field and also to purchase field equipment and consumables for molecular laboratory work.

  1. Dr Dana Burfeind - Recovery of habitat following installation of Environmentally Friendly Moorings in Moreton Bay 
  2. Justin Beckman - Foraging ecology of a benthic-feeding marine stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii
  3. HernĂ¡n Caceres - Invasive, threatened and culturally relevant species of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) 
  4. Dr Angela J Dean - Identifying effective communication approaches for a sustainable Moreton Bay 

Goodman Foundation Research Grants 2013

The Centre for Marine Science is grateful to the Goodman Foundation for its generous support in 2013 of five of our research groups. The projects have a wide range of personnel involved including honours students, PhD students and volunteers. The donated funds will be used to support the students and volunteers while they are in the field and also to purchase field equipment and consumables for molecular laboratory work.

  1. A/Professor Ian Tibbetts, Dr Dana Burfeind and Nicola Udy - Is the spread of Caulerpa taxifolia in Moreton Bay a threat to commercially important crustaceans? Relative habitat values of a nuisance alga and seagrasses.
  2. Professor Mike Bennett, Dr Kathy Townsend, Michelle Ooi, Dr Caroline Guas, and Daniel Fernando - Investigation and comparison of heavy metal levels in gill rakers and muscle tissue of manta and mobula rays and their implications for human health
  3. Dr Cynthia Riginos, Libby Liggins - Arrival and survival in a triplefin fish
  4. Professor John Pandolfi, Dr Ruth Thurstan, Sarah Buckley and Kerrie Fraser -  History of fishing in Moreton Bay
  5. Professor Mike Bennett, C. Bustamante - Where do all the sharks and rays go in winter?