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RESEARCHER Radio is your weekly look into the work and life of scientists and academics from around the world.

RESEARCHER Radio is your weekly look into the work and life of scientists and academics from around the world. Hosted by Joe Fenton from RESEARCHER, each episode features a guest whose work is trending in the scientific ... More
2018-11-15

Triple oxygen isotope evidence for limited mid-Proterozoic primary productivity - Dr Peter Crockford

Season 1, Ep. 10
2018-11-8

Ecosystem restructuring along the Great Barrier Reef following mass coral bleaching - Dr Rick Stuart- Smith

Season 1, Ep. 9

This week we are joined by Dr Rick Stuart-Smith from the University of Tasmania. Rick is the author of 'Ecosystem restructuring along the Great Barrier Reef following mass coral bleaching'. Join us to discover more about the effects of mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. What is coral bleaching? What funding is in place to combat this? How has mass coral bleaching changed the habitats for fish in the area? In this episode, Rick answers all of these questions and more.


We will also gain further insights into 'Ecosystem restructuring along the Great Barrier Reef following mass coral bleaching', its impacts and the motivation behind Rick's work.


In today's episode, we discuss:


Rick guides us through his motivations and academic background. [00:36]


We are guided through 'Ecosystem restructuring along the Great Barrier Reef following mass coral bleaching'. [01:20]


What are the proxies used in this study, and what would happen if more were added? [05:51]


Are there any academic and logistical differences when studying more secluded sites?  [09:53]


What will be the impacts of the 2016 mass coral bleaching? [11:38]


What funding is in place to combat mass coral bleaching? [17:02]


Finally, Rick gives us his tips to increase productivity alongside his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [21:43]


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