Using maths to unlock underwater mysteries

27 May 2021

ZooplanktonA University of Queensland scientist is using mathematics, and a motley crew of tiny sea creatures known as zooplankton, to unlock some of the ocean’s biggest mysteries.

Professor Anthony Richardson, from UQ’s School of Mathematics and Physics and CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, says that zooplankton – despite being tiny – can offer great data on the state of our oceans, and could help us answer big questions in fields such as food security and climate change.

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