Confirmation seminar presented by Wen Deng

As one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems, the Great Barrier Reef is famous for its enormous ecological and scientific value. However, the GBR has been subjected to severe natural and anthropogenic disturbances in past decades. These disturbances damage the coral skeletal, degrade structural complexity, and generate coral rubble. Considering the importance of rubble stabilisation to reef recovery, researchers have investigated the physical and biological reasons governing coral rubble formation and mobilization. However, the understanding is still limited. This study aims to better understand and predict coral rubble formation and mobilization at both rubble, colony, and reef scale and contribute to modelling these processes at the GBR scale. As a part of the Reef Restoration and Adaption Program, the outcome can provide guidance to help the GBR recover from the impacts of climate change.

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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.


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