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People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.

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Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

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Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

Coral Triangle Initiative

Coral Triangle Initiative

Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

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Introduction  |   Symposium Program   |    Presenters   |   Public Forum

The need for coral reef research has never been greater. Here in Australia, the World Heritage Status of the Great Barrier Reef is under review by UNESCO, and there is a very real risk that this iconic reef system could be listed soon as in danger”. Globally, more than 200 million people depend on the ecosystem services that coral reefs provide for their livelihoods and food security. In Australia, the Great Barrier Reef alone generates $6 billion per annum in income from tourism and fisheries. Consequently, the challenges associated with sustainable use of the world’s coral reefs provide a stark example of the need to build bridges between the natural and social sciences, to strengthen capacity and communication, and to inform and support actions for changes in reef governance and management in order to enhance human wellbeing.

Who should attend

Two events are scheduled:

Objectives

Our objectives are to:

Themes

Key issues will include:

Speakers

The symposium will feature presentations from leading coral reef scientists and policy makers including:

 

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Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au