Nick Perkins, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS
27 October 2015

Precision scoring for deep reef imagery

From his desktop at Taroona south of Hobart, Nick Perkins has a great view of reef habitats that lie beyond the reach of scuba.

For his PhD with the Marine Biodiversity Hub and University of Tasmania, and his masters’ research before it, Nick has viewed hundreds of thousands of images snapped by the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sirius.

As well as mapping reef communities during these epic stop-motion adventures, Nick is devising ways of analysing AUV imagery...

NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub Final Report 2011-2015
5 September 2015

NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub final report published

The 2011-2015 Final Report of the National Environmental Research Program Marine Biodiversity Hub is available online and in hard copy. The dynamic, searchable website includes photos, videos, maps and animations showcasing more than 40 research projects and can be browsed by region or research topic. Read the newsletter...

NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub and IMAS Scientist Neville Barrett
11 March 2015

AUV provides imagery to assess southern marine reserve

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, 11 March 2015

NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub scientists have been evaluating the benefits of no-take protection (ie no fishing) on deep reef systems of Tasmania’s wild southwest coast.  Working from the Australian Maritime College's flagship vessel Bluefin, they have just returned from Maatsuyker Island off southern Tasmania.  The team of scientists and support staff relied on an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to...

4 February 2015

Travel down Kakadu's West Alligator River on the search for threatened river sharks

Travel down Kakadu's West Alligator River with Hub scientist Peter Kyne as he surveys the endangered Northern River Shark and critically endangered Speartooth shark.

These river shark surveys have been undertaken during research for the Marine Biodiversity Hub project "Supporting management of listed and rare species", a collaboration between Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory Fisheries and CSIRO. 

See videos and other resources on this...
Walking on your hands.  Pink Handfish.  Copyright: Karen Gowlett-Holmes
7 January 2015

Exhibition of marine biodiversity images

 

Ensuring a future for life in Australia's oceans

The Marine Biodiversity Hub’s exhibition of images celebrated the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010.  It has now become a travelling exhibition at venues around Australia. 

The exhibition contains images from Hub partners (and a few more), and was curated by Mark Norman, Head of Science at Museum Victoria.

Our aim is to reach out to the general public (especially school students) and raise their awareness of...

12 December 2014

"Like" the videos on our YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/NERPMarineHub

Make sure you "Tour the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves" Check out our Playlists for Liked videos to see those from our partners and collaborators, including Geoscience Australia's Flinders CMR and Museum Victoria's Brittle star food fight!, Shellfish Reef Restoration Network, and...
School of Moorish idols (Zanclus cornutus) Lord Howe Is Marine Park. Image http://reeflifesurvey.com/
12 December 2014

Minister announces funding for Marine Biodiversity Hub

Wednesday 10 December 2014

The Australian Government has announced the successful organisations to lead research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia's environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. This research will ensure decisions about managing Australia's biodiversity and environmental resources are made on the best available...

2 December 2014

Take a video tour of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Take a video tour of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves. Discover the amazing diversity they contain, and the science that’s helping us understand them. Launch and Like us in YouTube

A brittle star feeding off Lizard Island, Queensland. J Finn/Museum Victoria
26 September 2014

From brittle stars grows a ‘tree of life’: how genes trace life on Earth

The Conversation, 25 September 2014

A complete tree of life – showing how and when organisms are related to each other – has long been desired by biologists, but obscured by the vagaries of the fossil record. Now, next-generation gene sequencing, capable of sequencing hundreds of millions of pieces of DNA, is not only revolutionising human medicine and agriculture, but also transforming our understanding about the origins and distribution of life on Earth.  Read Museum Victoria and...

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