Recent datasets

Modified on
16 May 2016
PreviewThis collection is a record of MODIS satellite imagery before, during and after severe cyclone Yasi in February 2011.
Modified on
26 May 2017
The AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program (LTMP) is designed to detect changes in reef communities at a subregional scale. In this context, a subregion encompasses inshore, mid-shelf and outer shelf reefs across the continental shelf within one band of latitude (a sector).

Reef surveys involve three approaches:

1. broadscale manta tow surveys of crown-of-thorns starfish populations and reef-wide coral cover
2. Intensive photographic surveys of stationary seafloor (benthic) organisms on fixed transects
Modified on
23 September 2015
PreviewThis dataset consists of one data file (spreadsheet) from a 2 week aquarium experiment manipulating pH (pCO2) changes and measuring photosynthetic and growth responses of three tropical seagrass species (Cymodocea serrulata, Halodule uninervis and Th
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17 September 2015
PreviewThis dataset shows the measured response of the photosystems of seagrasses to herbicides in experiments conducted in 2012-2013. The data is provided as a multi-sheet spreadsheet.

Modified on
11 November 2015

Preview64 'key' reefs in 11 sectors of the Great Barrier Reef (Cape Grenville, Princess Charlotte Bay, Cooktown/Lizard Island, Cairns, Innisfail, Townsville, Cape Upstart, Whitsunday, Pompey Complex, Swain and Capricorn Bunker) are annually surveyed for crown-of-thorns starfish u

Modified on
6 May 2015
PreviewThis dataset consists of 31 monitoring sites in the Tully-Ingham area. Sites have various levels of rainforest invasion. Each site has a vegetation strata species list and counts of each species in each strata.
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16 December 2015
PreviewAs part of the NERP TE project 2.3 temperature loggers were deployed at 15 sites across Torres Strait to measure the sea temperature. The loggers regularly measure the sea water temperature and record it in their memory.
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26 May 2016
PreviewThis dataset shows the concentrations of multiple herbicides remaining over time in a simulation flask persistence experiment conducted in 2013.

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5 April 2015
PreviewThis dataset shows trends and changes in the travel motivations and behaviour of tourists to the Cairns region, focussing on the role of regional food experiences. The dataset is based on the responses of 438 visitors between December 2012 and July 2013.

Modified on
22 August 2016
PreviewThe purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to identify water quality guideline values based on existing ecological data; (2) to identify areas where guidelines are met or exceeded, and (3) to quantify the likely ecological changes associated
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10 December 2015
PreviewThe purpose of this study was to quantify patterns in octocoral biodiversity and their environmental drivers on the GBR. The data are based on visual surveys of octocoral communities (soft corals and sea fans) on 163 GBR reefs.
Modified on
31 March 2015

PreviewThe purpose of this study is to quantify spatial and temporal changes in the density of crown-of-thorns starfish and benthic cover in the Great Barrier Reef.

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1 July 2015
PreviewThe purpose of this study was to quantify patterns in scleractinian biodiversity, and in the cover of the main benthos groups, on the Great Barrier Reef.
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31 March 2015
PreviewThis dataset shows the broad geology of the Wet Tropics of Queensland and surrounding areas from Ayr up to north of Cooktown.
Modified on
10 December 2015
PreviewThe purpose of this study was to quantify patterns in skeletal density, linear extension and calcification throughout the GBR based on the AIMS Coral Core Archive of 328 colonies of massive Porites from 69 reefs.
Modified on
30 March 2015

PreviewPattern of seagrass distribution in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

Modified on
30 March 2015

PreviewThis study characterises spatial patterns in water clarity.

Modified on
31 March 2015

PreviewThis very large study is part of the Seabed biodiversity study, published in Pitcher et al. (2007). Its purpose was to quantify patterns in seabed biodiversity and inter-reefal environmental conditions throughout the GBR.

Modified on
24 November 2015
PreviewThis very large study is published in Pitcher et al. (2007). Its purpose was to quantify patterns in seabed biodiversity and inter-reefal environmental conditions throughout the GBR.

Modified on
30 March 2015

PreviewThe purpose of this study was to characterise spatial and temporal patterns in sea surface temperatures in the Great Barrier Reef.

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