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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.

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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

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Recent Media Releases

29 Sep 2017
Isolated coral reefs not immune to local human activity

Isolated coral reefs not immune to local human activity

Marine scientists at The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute and the ARC Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies have shown that local human activities negativ...

21 Sep 2017
Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs

Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs

For nearly 50 years, researchers have been stumped as to why sea shells from warm tropical waters are comparatively larger than their cold water relatives. New research, led by the...

12 Sep 2017
Biding time could improve conservation outcomes

Biding time could improve conservation outcomes

Strategic delays in conservation efforts could be the key to protecting more species according to research led by the University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for ...

06 Sep 2017
18th century nautical charts reveal coral loss in Florida Keys

18th century nautical charts reveal coral loss in Florida Keys

Centuries-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral reefs. A new US and Australian stu...

05 Sep 2017
Global ‘community’ rallies for the Reef

Global ‘community’ rallies for the Reef

Who cares about the Great Barrier Reef? Many people, and according to a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some of the most passi...

01 Sep 2017
Can corals survive climate change?

Can corals survive climate change?

A group of international scientists, including scientists from Australia, have issued advice that more research is urgently required to determine whether corals can acclimatise* an...

31 Aug 2017
New research delivers hope for reef fish living in a high CO2 world

New research delivers hope for reef fish living in a high CO2 world

New research examining the possible impacts of ocean acidification provides fresh hope for the survival of reef fish. Just as when a camera lens comes into focus, the latest res...

29 Aug 2017
Centre scientists assess fishing zones

Centre scientists assess fishing zones

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University are set to study the impact of “yellow” conservation zones in the Great Barrier Ree...

31 Jul 2017
Baby reef fish can ‘sniff out’ their relatives before they hatch

Baby reef fish can ‘sniff out’ their relatives before they hatch

A recent discovery has uncovered that two species of damselfish can recognise their relatives by smell – and it’s all happening before any of them have even hatched. ...

18 Jul 2017
Risky business: exposure to oil impairs reef fish behaviour

Risky business: exposure to oil impairs reef fish behaviour

A world-first study has found that petroleum-based oil, even in small amounts, causes coral reef fishes to engage in risky behaviours, endangering both their lives and the health o...

15 Jun 2017
The Achilles heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification

The Achilles heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification

The Achilles heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification, according to researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and The Universit...

15 Jun 2017
Fishery history highlights substantial declines

Fishery history highlights substantial declines

A new study has ingeniously reconstructed a 103-year record of the Queensland east coast Spanish Mackerel spawning fishery, and revealed that catch rates have declined by 70 per ce...

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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