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Climate Management and Food Security

The aim of this research is to model the impact of adding nutrients to the barren regions of the ocean. more...

Supervisor(s): Jones, Ian S.F. (Professor)

Machine learning and optimisation for modelling coral reef evolution

Globally, coral reef systems are under threat from major changes in environmental parameters (e.g. sea level, sea surface temperature, pH and water quality). Forward Forward Stratig more...

Supervisor(s): Webster, Jody (Associate Professor), Chandra, Rohitash (Dr), Salles, Tristan (Dr)

Tectonic-mantle-climate interactions in the Southern Ocean

The Cenozoic (past 65 million years) has undergone general cooling from a warm “Greenhouse World” climate to an “Icehouse World” climate, characterised by th more...

Supervisor(s): Seton, Maria (Dr)

Disruption and persistence: resolving the Maya climate-collapse hypothesis

This project will to test the climate-catastrophe theory of the Classic ‘Maya Collapse’ of the 8-11th centuries A.D., by generating a detailed record of climate and huma more...

Supervisor(s): Penny, Daniel (Associate Professor)

Urbanism after Angkor (14th-18th century): re-defining Collapse

The collapse of the medieval city of Angkor, in modern Cambodia, and its kingdom created an historical ‘dark age’ that we believe is more apparent than real. Applying a more...

Supervisor(s): Penny, Daniel (Associate Professor)

Science-driven, integrated management of Sydney estuary, NSW

This proposal is for the construction of a comprehensive spatial database with which managers can interrogate, in real time, all available physical, chemical and environmental infor more...

Supervisor(s): Birch, Gavin (Associate Professor)

Assessing complex physiochemical relationships controlling sedimentary dioxins in Sydney estuary

Trophic magnification and food web bioaccumulation models will determine sediment concentrations and distributions necessary to reduce tissue levels to acceptable levels and coupled more...

Supervisor(s): Birch, Gavin (Associate Professor)

Dynamic Earth models, landscape dynamics, and basin evolution in the Phanerozoic

This project is designed to understand the interconnections between mantle dynamics, plate tectonics, paleogeography, basin evolution, and continental shelves. The project will inve more...

Supervisor(s): Muller, Dietmar (Professor), Salles, Tristan (Dr), Chandra, Rohitash (Dr)

Spatio-temporal geodata mining

Observations suggest that fundamental evolutionary cycles on Earth, including major sea-level fluctuations and pulses of deep Earth resource formation are linked to tectonic and dee more...

Supervisor(s): Muller, Dietmar (Professor), Chandra, Rohitash (Dr)

Sounds in the ocean: ocean soundscapes and ambient sea noise

The project would conduct research into the sounds in the ocean with the aim of improving our understanding of how these sounds combine to form the soundscapes and the ambient sea n more...

Supervisor(s): Cato, Douglas (Professor)