This List of Acronyms and other Abbreviations was compiled from the coral, coral reef, marine tropical ecosystems, and related peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, and other written and electronic reports, including e-mail messages. The terms on the list number nearly 3,600 (as of February 2010) and continue to grow on a daily to weekly basis. CoRIS invites readers to suggest additional acronyms and abbreviations via or

Click here to access the entire Acronyms/Abbreviations List as a PDF document.

Click here to search the Acronyms and Abbreviations by keyword.

Acronyms A - Z Pages

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Q-Q quantile/quantile plot
QA Quality Assurance
QA/QC Quality Assurance and Quality Control
QARTOD Quality Assurance Real -Time Ocean Data
QC Quality Control
QDPI Queensland Department of Primary Industries
QDPI&F Queensland's Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
QFR Questions for the Record (U.S. Congress)
QG Queensland Government
QHEI Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index
QLD State of Queensland
QPCR Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
QPPD Quantitative PCR Primer Database
QPS Quarantine and Pre-Shipment
QSDE Quantum Stochastic Differential Equation
QSM Quota Species Monitoring
QSR Quality Status Reports (OSPAR)
QSU Quinine Sulfate Units