Peter Steinberg


The pioneering researchers have been honoured for excellence in biological sciences, physical sciences and innovation. 


Cool-water kelp forests are vanishing, eaten by tropical species moving south on warming waters, write Adriana Vergés, Peter Steinberg and Thomas Wernberg.


Corals might be tougher than you think: almost three decades of analysing reefs off Singapore has shown they are more resilient to the effects of warming and human activity than expected.

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For the first time, researchers have uncovered the mechanism that explains why some reefs are able to withstand high ocean temperatures and avoid destructive coral bleaching.

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Marine ecologists in Sydney have restored a once thriving seaweed species, which vanished along a stretch of the city’s coastline during the 1970s and 80s.