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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

16 Mar 2017
Scientists mobilise as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists mobilise as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Coral researchers are remobilising to conduct aerial and underwater surveys along the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere in Australia as coral bleaching reappears for the second year...

16 Feb 2017
Deep reefs offer no ‘lifeline’ for shallow coral

Deep reefs offer no ‘lifeline’ for shallow coral

A new study argues we should not count on deep coral reefs as a “lifeline” for shallow reefs. Often highlighted as important ecological refuges, deep sections of coral reefs...

01 Feb 2017
Acid trip makes clumsy cone snails miss their prey

Acid trip makes clumsy cone snails miss their prey

Deadly cone snails are too clumsy to catch their prey when exposed to the levels of ocean acidification expected under predicted climate change, according to new research published...

22 Dec 2016
Magnetic force pulls baby reef fish back home

Magnetic force pulls baby reef fish back home

Baby reef fish have an internal magnetic ‘compass’ that directs them home at night, world-first research has revealed. Professor Mike Kingsford from the ARC Centre of Excell...

20 Dec 2016
Coral Reef scientist among Nature’s top 10 ‘researchers who mattered’

Coral Reef scientist among Nature’s top 10 ‘researchers who mattered’

The prestigious science journal, Nature, has named Australian professor, Terry Hughes, as one of the elite list of ‘top ten people who mattered’ in the world this year, for his...

29 Nov 2016
Life and death after Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Life and death after Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km swath of reefs in the northern ...

11 Nov 2016
Climate change ripples through life on earth

Climate change ripples through life on earth

Climate change is affecting most life on Earth, despite an average global temperature increase of just 1°C, say leading international scientists in a study published today in Scie...

01 Nov 2016
‘Bright spots’ funding to shine new light on coral reef fisheries

‘Bright spots’ funding to shine new light on coral reef fisheries

A James Cook University researcher will search the planet to find reefs with thriving fish populations, as part of a radical new approach to help make the globe’s coral reef fish...

26 Oct 2016
Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are surveying the continuing aftermath of the worst coral bleaching event ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef. Six months after the extreme underwater heatwave of 2...

05 Oct 2016
Clever fish play it cool

Clever fish play it cool

Ocean warming is occurring at such a rapid rate that fish are searching for cooler waters to call home. A team of international scientists led by the ARC Centre of Excellence fo...

22 Sep 2016
Shoal-mates soothe stressed fish

Shoal-mates soothe stressed fish

Coral reef fish get stressed and lose weight if they are separated from each other, according to new research about the Great Barrier Reef. For the first time, researchers from ...

18 Aug 2016
Centre of Excellence scientist Jennifer Donelson wins Tall Poppy award

Centre of Excellence scientist Jennifer Donelson wins Tall Poppy award

Scientist Jennifer Donelson has been awarded one of Queensland's most prestigious science prizes - the Queensland Young Tall Poppy award - for researching the impact of climate cha...

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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