What can history tell us about Moreton Bay? How is the Bay changing?
This cluster will look back at the history of Moreton Bay and its catchments, assess how the Bay has changed since first European settlement and what impact this has had on its current state. We will consider human population demographic fluctuations and changes in the built environment alongside changes to our natural environment, both natural and human-induced. From considering the changes the Bay and catchments have undergone in the past, we will discuss expectations regarding the likely processes that will shape the future over the coming decades.


Environmental history and landscape change in Moreton Bay catchments Justine Kemp (co-cluster leader)

Uncharted waters: Moreton Bay and its catchments beyond 2036 Sam Capon (co-cluster leader)


Restoring lost shellfish reefs in Pumicestone Passage. Recognising historical baselines and educating and engaging community in shellfish reef restoration efforts Ben Diggles

Reverting the Brisbane River from brown to blue – an engineer’s perspective Jesper Nielsen

Seagrass and Caulerpa taxifolia dynamics in Moreton Bay Dana Burfeind