Sadly we farewell Professor You-Gan Wang at the end of the month, he will be greatly missed by many, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.


“It has been 5 and half years and I have now decided to move on to different role at QUT in a few weeks. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support, help and friendship over these years.  As we summarized in the 5 years report, CARM has been actively involved in teaching, research and external grants.  We also trained many Honours, Master and PhD students together with other colleagues in UQ, CSIRO and Queensland Governments.  I wish to thank DAF colleagues, Warwick Nash for his great leadership, Tony Courtney for close collaboration, Mick O'Neill for his arrangement and management of many fisheries projects, Alex Campbell and George Leigh for numerous interactions and scientific inputs.

 While my UQ mission is complete, I wish you a great success in your aspiring career.”





CARM researcher, Associate Professor Anthony J. Richardson, as part of an international team has published a global study in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study reveals anticipated changes in the structure of biological communities in the global ocean under future climate change. Using the velocity of climate change to track the speed and direction that temperature progresses across the ocean surface, we projected movement of 13 000 marine species’ ranges up to the end of the century on the basis of a business-as-usual and an emission-stabilisation pathway. Our approach was novel in that it continually constrained range shifts on the basis of both environmental and climate connectivity;  included an order of magnitude more species than any previous study; and explored climate-driven changes in community composition, globally, rather than quantifying range shifts for individual species. Under both climate-change scenarios, range expansions exceed range contractions. This implies that while losses in biodiversity appear inevitable in the tropics, elsewhere, biodiversity is likely to increase. Both effects are more pronounced under the business-as-usual scenario, emphasizing that it is not too late to act on climate change if ecological impacts are to be limited.


Molinos G, Halpern BS, Schoeman DS, Brown CJ, Kiessling W, Moore PJ, Pandolfi JM, Poloczanska ES, Richardson AJ, Burrows MT (Published online 31 Aug 2015) Climate velocity and the future global redistribution of marine biodiversity. Nature Climate Change DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2769. 8 pp.




September  R workshops - Introduction to R with Clare McGrory


Date:         Wednesday 30th September – Friday 2nd October 2015


Room:       47A - 241, Sir James Foot Building


Cost:          $250.00 per day


To Register go to:



For further information:

Please go to http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/node/2239


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Published 16 September, 2015