One of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef is pollution from land making its way downstream by way of the many rivers and streams that flow into coastal waters along the reef. New statistical tools developed by ACEMS researchers could lead to the deployment of more low-cost sensors to monitor what is in those rivers and streams.
Well-known Mathematician Hannah Fry has called for tech and data scientists to make an ethical pledge, as medical doctors do. But the same result might be delivered by simply asking people to mind their bias. ACEMS' Lewis Mitchell and Joshua Ross explain with a story in The Conversation.
A new QUT-led study has developed a statistical toolbox to help avoid seagrass loss which provides shelter, food and oxygen to fish and at-risk species like dugongs and green turtles.
The research has been published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution describing key monitoring and management designs to maximise seagrass resilience to human activities, to better inform seagrass dredging operations and development of coastal areas.
ACEMS Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles led the development of a new online tool that stress-tests an algorithm, showing where an algorithm will work well, and more importantly, where it could be unreliable.
Researchers studying the impact of fatigue on athletic performance have developed prototype software that can enable coaches to predict when elite athletes will be too fatigued to perform at their best.
Research published in Nature Communications reveals a considerable chance for an ice-free Arctic Ocean at global warming limits stipulated in the Paris Agreement. Scientists from South Korea, Australia and the USA used results from climate models and a new statistical approach to calculate the likelihood for Arctic sea ice to disappear at different warming levels.
Mixing maths and the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU). ACEMS Researchers at The University of Adelaide do some cool mathematical modelling to look into cast sizes, and whether they make a difference in the MCU movies.
ACEMS would like to congratulate Professor Sir Peter Donnelly for being knighted for his research looking into the relationship between human genetics and disease.
Professor Donnelly received the Knight Bachelor medal in the Queen's Birthday honours 2019. Professor Donnelly also played a key role in the creation of ACEMS, as one of the founding members of the Centre's Governance Advisory Board.
International collaborations can strengthen your research, spark new ideas, and open doors to new opportunities. But many researchers know it can be hard and expensive to make those collaborations happen.
One year after launching, though, the ACEMS International Mobility Programme (IMP) is giving ACEMS early-career researchers (ECRs) and graduate students the chance to build their international networks and experience.
To ACEMS' mathematicians like the University of Melbourne’s Dr Nick Beaton, Professor Jan de Gier and Professor Tony Guttmann, ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ simply isn’t good enough. To them, a mathematical proof is ‘beyond any doubt’ – and it is a thing of beauty.
After the 2019 Australian election, the big question everyone is asking is how did the pollsters get it so wrong? ACEMS' Adrian Barnett (QUT) and Scott Sisson (UNSW) explain what's needed to make opinion polls more honest & representative in a story in The Conversation.
QUT researchers will be joining the biggest investment in space industry research development in Australia’s history, with the announcement of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). ACEMS Deputy Director Kerrie Mengersen and ACEMS Associate Investigator Erin Peterson will be working in one of the SmartSat CRC’s key programs of Earth Observation and Analytics.