UWA researchers busy in the field at KMRS
April 19 - 30, 2011
The UWA research team are busy in the field studying the resilience of benthic primary producers under extreme physical forcing in both Cygnet Bay and selected islands in the Buccaneer Archipelago.
The team are monitoring water quality, temperature and salinity at Shenton Bluff (Cygnet Bay) and in the Buccaneer Archipelago alongside specific research on selected benthic marine flora and fauna. Professor Gary Kendrick, Associate Professor Ryan Lowe and PhD students Napo Cayabyab and Leo Montoya are focusing on several species of seagrass at Shenton Bluff and in the Buccaneer Archieplago. Associate Professors Ryan Lowe, Assistant Jim Falter and Professor Malcolm McCulloch along with PhD students Sana Dandan and Jessie Short are focusing on Scleractinian corals and coralline algae at Shenton Bluff.
Both Sana and Napo will continue their research through KMRS through to completion of their PhD's in 2013.