Confirmation seminar presented by Dongfang Liu 

As one of the most species-rich habitats, coral reefs are essential in maintaining a vast biological diversity and genetic library for future generations. However, overfishing, diseases, hurricanes, and global climate change all contribute to recent declines in reef-forming corals. Researchers discovered that large-scale restoration of corals can be achieved by stabilities coral rubble. Some scientists have been investigated the coral rubble deposit and coral habitat map using remote sensing methods. Nevertheless, such methods ignore the coral reef structure itself and the transmission of water motion to force on the coral rubble. This study will combine Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model to develop coral rubble stability models suitable for rubble, reef and Great Barrier Reef scales, and predict the probability of rubble stability. Provided guidance for future coral restoration in the Great Barrier Reef.

Online only - Zoom link https://uqz.zoom.us/j/88468147435

 

About Confirmation Seminars

The purpose of the confirmation milestone is to ensure that the candidate receives appropriate feedback in relation to the viability and progress of the thesis project and that the resources required to complete the program of research within the recommended timeframe are available. It is also an opportunity to ensure that the candidate has demonstrated the capacity and capability to successfully complete the thesis in a timely manner.