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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 Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

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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Conservation planning, marine reserves

cplanC-Plan conservation planning system. An interactive decision support system for conservation planning developed by Matt Watts and Bob Pressey.

 

Coral Triangle Initiative: 2008 workshop materials and outputs. As part of its contribution to a Coral Triangle Initiative workshop held in 2008, the Centre of Excellence in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Marine Science, circulated some background papers on issues related to designing a network of Marine Protected Areas in the Coral Triangle.

 

 

 

Coral health

Coral health assessment in Caribbean or Indo-Pacific reefs. Produced by the GEF CRTR Program with research by Centre researchers Roger Beeden, Bette Willis and Cathie Page. Click on the images to download .pdf versions.

CRTR_Disease Handbook_Final

Coral Disease Handbook. Guidelines for Assessment, Monitoring & Management

0807 Indo Pacific Underwater ID Cards

Underwater Cards for Assessing Coral Health on Indo-Pacific Reefs

0807 Caribbean Underwater ID Cards

Underwater Cards for Assessing Coral Health on Caribbean Reefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate change

Gbrmpa-ReefManagersGuidetoCoralBleachingA Reef Manager’s Guide to Coral Bleaching. Guide produced by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority includes contributions from Centre of Excellence researchers, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Dr Andrew Baird, Dr Ken Anthony and Dr Laurence McCook.

 

 

 

Evans_et_al.2011.NCCARFScenariosHow the Great Barrier Reef and its industries can adapt to climate change: some scenarios. This report draws four alternative future scenarios – snapshots of possible futures – which are designed to help the communities, businesses and industries involved in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to understand and discuss how climate change may affect the Reef and those who depend on it. Authors: Louisa Evans, Pedro Fidelman, Christina Hicks, Allison Perry, Renae Tobin. August 2011.

 

 

Connectivity

Preserving reef connectiviCRTR_ConnectivityHandbookty: a handbook for marine protected area managers. This handbook, co-authored by Geoff Jones, aims to assist MPA managers and others in understanding and applying the concept of connectivity in their work. In this way, it hopes to help managers strengthen their ability to tackle the challenging task of sustaining coastal marine environments.

 

 

Coral health

CRTR_Disease Handbook_FinalCoral Disease Handbook: Guidelines for Assessment, Monitoring and Management. Handbook produced by the GEF Coral Reef Targeted Research (CRTR) Program, includes research undertaken by Centre researcher Professor Bette Willis and others.

 

 

Resilience (social, ecological, social-ecological)

Assessing Resilience in Social-Ecological SystemsAssessing and managing resilience in social-ecological systems: A practitioners workbook. Manual prepared by the Resilience Alliance, a Centre of Excellence partner.

 

 

 

resilience_herbivorous_monitoringMonitoring functional groups of herbivorous reef fishes as indicators of coral reef resilience: A practical guide of coral reef managers in the Asia Pacific region. Guide produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was written by Alison Green and David Bellwood. It provides practical advice to field practitioners based on an example from the Asia Pacific Region. Key functional groups of herbivores are identified, species are assigned to each functional group, and methods are provided for monitoring their abundance, biomass and size structure.

 

 

Sustainable fisheries

Policy Brief: Promoting collaborative management of small-scale fisheries in the tropicspromcollabmgmntpolicybrief. Collaborative (co-) management provides resource users with a greater say in making and enforcing rules for small scale fisheries. When properly implemented, comanagement can help to sustain fisheries and the livelihoods of people that depend on the ocean. Co-management is most successful when key socioeconomic, contextual, and institutional conditions are in place. These conditions are highlighted in this policy brief by Joshua Cinnner and Tim McClanahan.

Coral bleaching

What is coral bleaching? How does it affect the Great Barrier Reef? This short information sheet will answer your questions in a clear and concise way.

Marine resources management

Key principles and research findings in marine resources management. The following presentations were given by Professor Terry Hughes during a series of workshops in collaboration with Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPW). Click on the images to download .pdf versions.

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Crown Of Thorns Starfish. Presentation by Terry Hughes.

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An Environmental History of Human Impacts on Coral Reefs. Presentation by Terry Hughes.

Thughes_Fish-Exculsion-and-Resilience

Fish-Exclusion Experiment. Presentation by Terry Hughes.

Thughes_NO-TAKE-ZONES

What are the Benefits of No-Take Zones? How Do They Work? Presentation by Terry Hughes.

Thughes_Overfishing

Ecosystem Effects of Overfishing. Presentation by Terry Hughes.

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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