Heron Island and Moreton Bay Research Stations are world class research and teaching facilities operated by UQ. They are the ideal base for ecological, marine and terrestrial research. Facilities and equipment are available for research, conferences and educational groups.

Heron Island

Services

  • Accommodation
  • Modern well-equipped research and teaching laboratories (general research, indoor and outdoor wet lab with flow-through aquaria system, microscope and instrument lab, fume hood lab, controlled temperature lab, dark room)
  • Teaching space and lecture theatres
  • Seminar and small conference facilities with library
  • Diving and snorkelling equipment hire
  • Commercial vessel hire
  • Well-equipped lab and field equipment stores
  • Maintenance Capabilities
  • Fully stocked kitchen facilities

Equipment

  • Research & Teaching
    • Autoclave
    • Muffle furnace
    • 3 x drying ovens
    • Dessicator
    • 2 x -80 freezers
    • LN capabilities (2 x dry shippers, 3 x dewars)
    • Incubator refrigerator
    • 2 x waterbath
    • Pipettes
    • pH Meter
    • Refrigerated centrifuge
    • 3 x mini centrifuge
    • 2 x Millipore RO water systems
    • 1 x MilliQ RO water system
    • Ultrasonic cleaner
    • 3 x spectrophotometer
    • 50 x microscopes (compound & dissecting)
    • 2 x fluorescence microscopes
    • PCR machine
    • UV transilluminator
    • Gel box systems
    • Vortex mixers
    • Heater/stirrers
    • Rotary suspension mixer
    • 2 x sieve shaker
    • Vacuum pumps
    • Coral saw
    • Drill press
    • Flammables fridge
  • Diving & Snorkelling
    • 2 x compressors (air & nitrox)
    • 26 x air tanks
    • 15 x nitrox tanks
    • 15 x regulators
    • 10 x BCD, air banks
    • ~100 x snorkel sets
    • 80 x wetsuits
  • Lab and field equipment stores
    • Glassware
    • Plastic water
    • Quadrats
    • Transect tapes
    • General lab consumables
  • Maintenance
    • General workshop equipment inc: welder, drills, saws, grinders, steam cleaner
    • 2 x tractors
    • 1 x utility vehicle
  • Kitchen Equipment
    • Commercial fridges and freezers
    • Commercial dishwashers
    • Commercial ovens
    • Wall hot water units
    • Commercial toasters
    • Mixers
    • Standard kitchen equipment
  • Commercial Vessels
    • 2 x rigid hull inflatables
    • 1 x tinnie
    • 2 x southwinds
    • 1 x aluminium fisher

Contact

Station Manager

Doctor Elizabeth Perkins

Heron Island Research Station

(07) 4978 1399

(07) 4978 1642

Heron Island Research Station, Heron Island

Moreton Bay

Services

  • Accommodation
  • Modern well-equipped research and teaching laboratories (general research, wet lab with aquaria system, microscope and instrument lab, fume hood lab, controlled temperature lab)
  • Teaching space and lecture theatres
  • Seminar and small conference facilities with library
  • Diving and snorkelling equipment hire
  • Commercial vessel hire
  • 4WD vehicle hire
  • Well-equipped lab and field equipment stores

Equipment

  • Accommodation:
    • 5x Bunk rooms (8 per room)
    • 10x Quad rooms (4 per room)
    • 1x Double room (2 per room)
    • 1x VIP house (capacity = 9)
    • 1x Cabin (capacity = 4)
  • Laboratory equipment:
    • Bomb calorimeter IKA C5003
    • Nitrogen generator
    • Plate reader
    • Speed Vac concentrator
    • Chromatography equipment
      • Aglient 1200HPLC
      • BioRad Biologic system
    • Electrophoresis equipment
    • Homogenisers
    • UV/VIS Spectrometers
    • Ultra-pure water, incubators
    • Autoclave
    • Microscopes
    • Furnace and drying ovens
    • Fume hoods
    • Ultra-low freezers
  • Aquarium system
    • 25,000 litre recirculating salt water system
    • 12,000 litre tank
    • 4,000 litre tank
    • 1,000 litre tank
    • 150 litre tanks
    • Multiple small tanks
    • Tank racks with flowing sea water
    • Quarantine system
    • Display tank
  • Teaching equipment:
    • 2 lecture theatres with seating capacity for 60 people
    • 2 teaching labs with seating capacity for 60
    • Data projectors
    • Sound system
    • Podiums
    • Camera microscopes
    • Teaching microscopes
    • Dissection equipment
    • Field guides
    • Sorting trays
  • Seminar and small conference facilities with library
  • Diving and snorkelling equipment hire:
    • Mask
    • Fins
    • Snorkels
    • Booties
    • Shortie wetsuits
    • Dive tanks
    • Weights
    • Weight belts
  • Vessel and vehicle hire:
    • 5.8 metre ARIB Vessel with twin 90 hp motors capacity 12 persons
    • 6.00 metre ARIB Vessel single 90hp motor, capacity 12 persons
    • 5.8 metre Aluminium centre console, twin 60HP motor, capacity 6 persons, 4WD vehicle hire
  • Field equipment:
    • Transects
    • Quadrates
    • Multi meters
    • Dip nets
    • Plankton nets
    • Otter trawl
    • Beam trawl
    • Van Veen grab
    • Seine nets
    • Fish traps
    • Light meters
    • Soil pH kits
    • Augers
    • Shovels
    • Buckets
    • Field microscopes
    • Binoculars
    • Hand lenses
    • Waterproof torches
    • Laminated field guides
  • Capabilities:
    • Science camps (overnight programs)
    • Community outreach
    • Tutors
    • Skippers
    • Professional development
    • Vessel training
    • Research assistance
    • Conference and workshop convening
    • Organisation of external contractors including:
      • Catering
      • Transport
      • Housing
      • Cultural tours
      • Welcome to Country
      • Guest speakers

Contact

Station Manager

Kevin Townsend

Moreton Bay Research Station

(07) 3409 9058

Moreton Bay Research Station