Major study reveals Great Barrier Reef’s 30,000-year fight for survival

(University of Granada) A landmark international study, recently published in Nature Geoscience, shows that the Great Barrier Reef has suffered 5 death events in the last 30,000 years. The groundbreaking study of the world's largest reef system, involving the participation of Juan Carlos Braga Alarcón, a Full Professor at the UGR's Department of Stratigraphy and Palaeontology, reveals that these events were driven mostly by variations in sea level and associated environmental changes.