2012 Winner: Science Innovation Award

Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University

Flood Resilience in Moreton Bay

The January 2011 flood posed a major threat to the coral reefs, seagrass meadows and habitats of Moreton Bay. Research conducted by the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University on ‘Flood Resilience in Moreton Bay’ has greatly advanced understanding of ecosystems in the Bay and discovered that these habitats were surprisingly resilient to the flood.