Research objective is to provide clear long-term evidence of the impacts of port dredging and dumping activities on inshore coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef using high-resolution, multi-element geochemical proxies in coral skeletons. Such monitoring tools are essential to disentangle natural versus anthropogenic impacts on water quality through time and to provide high-quality local data to inform both industry and management in order to facilitate decision making and improve reef conservation strategies. Narottam will also apply coralline clumped isotope signatures to understand past climate condition in south-western Pacific region.

Project members

Narottam Saha

PhD candidate