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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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@coral.coe researchers recently surveyed some of the most remote reefs in the Coral Sea as part of an ongoing partnership with @ausmarineparks. Monitoring these reefs helps us identify ecological changes over time in this region.
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#biodiversity #marinebiodiversity #protectourearth #oceanconservation #coralsea #oceanminded #underwaterworld #naturelover #nobluenogreen #wildlife_perfection #naturaleza #underwaterphotography #scubaphoto #oceanphotography #uwphoto #uwpics #uw #mergulho #underwaterphotographer #uwphotography #underwaterlife #fish #australianwildlife #coralreefs #marinebiology
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The #GBR is made of >3,000 #reefs. After 5 mass #bleaching events since 1998, only 2% of reefs have escaped bleaching. 80% have bleached severely since 2016. #climatechange #COP26 @jamescookuniversity

🗞️https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/rapid-fire-climate-extremes-leave-the-great-barrier-reef-a-bleached-checkerboard

📔 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.10.046

📸 Morgan Pratchett
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Ever wonder why your favourite #fishing spot beats the rest? A new study led by #CoralCoE @jamescookuniversity's @renatomoraismineiro found these "sweet spots" are often driven by plankton & plankton-eating #fish! @patrick_smallhornwest

🗞️https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/plankton-eating-fish-drive-fishing-sweet-spots

📓https://plos.io/pbio-3001435

📸Emry Oxford
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Only 3 days left until COP26 begins! It's time to take swift actions to tackle climate change. In 2016 & 2017, mass coral bleaching events occurred in two consecutive years for the first time. These events resulted mass coral mortality across 2 thirds of the Great Barrier Reef and were followed by yet another mass bleaching event in 2020. Let's unite and support policies that implement the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
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📸: @victorhuertas_photo
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#COP26 #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #TogetherForOurPlanet #coralbleaching #coral #coralreefs #climatecrisis #savethereef #lovethereef #greatbarrierreef #australia #protecttheoceans #marineconservation #naturelovers #marinebiology #environmentalist #earthdayeveryday #savetheplanet #oceanconservation #saveourseas #oceanminded #stopclimatechange #cop26glasgow
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🚨Last chance to register for today's Virtual #Symposium! 🚨

We've got some FANTASTIC plenaries lined up that you won't want to miss, including #CoralCoE's John Pandolfi speaking on the Past Progress & Future challenges in #coral #reefs!

Register & learn more 👇👇
https://www.coralcoe.org.au/crs_event/coral-reefs-past-present-and-future

@jamescookuniversity @uniofqld @universitywa @scienceanu @gbrmarinepark @museumoftropicalqueensland @qldmuseum @worldfish
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Only 3 more sleeps until Our Virtual #Symposium (14 Oct 1-4pm AEST)!

We've got some AMAZING speakers lined up, including #CoralCoE's own Dr. Michele Barnes, a Senior #SocialScience #Research Fellow & ARC DECRA Fellow!

Don't miss your chance to tune in👇!

https://www.coralcoe.org.au/crs_event/coral-reefs-past-present-and-future

@jamescookuniversity @uniofqld @universitywa @scienceanu @gbrmarinepark @museumoftropicalqueensland @qldmuseum @worldfish
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We've got some amazing plenaries lined up for #CoralCoE's Virtual #Symposium next week (14 Oct; 1-4pm AEST)!

Our first speaker will be Distinguished Professor Terry Hughes FAA, our Inaugural Director from 2005-2020, starting at 1:20pm! You won't want to miss it!

For more info & to register:
https://www.coralcoe.org.au/crs_event/coral-reefs-past-present-and-future

@jamescookuniversity @uniofqld @universitywa @scienceanu @gbrmarinepark @museumoftropicalqueensland @qldmuseum
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n 2016 #CoralCoE lost an amazing friend & colleague, Dr. Sylvain Forêt. Recently, a newly described #coral species has been named after him: Flabellum (Ulocyathus) foreti.

Thank you Dr. Kitahara for the beautiful tribute to a man who inspired so many.

https://sciencepress.mnhn.fr/.../tropical-deep-sea-benthos

@ouranu @jamescookuniversity @museumoftropicalqueensland @qldmuseum @unifespoficial @jcu_oirs
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Did you know that #coralreefs in Western Australia are morphologically diverse, with high levels of #biodiversity & endemism? Learn about trends in coral cover in WA #marinereserves in tomorrow's #CoralCoE #Seminar by Dr. Shaun Wilson! @universitywa

To tune in: https://coralcoe.org.au/crs_event/coral-reefs-of-western-australia
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#Repost @austcoralreefsociety with @make_repost
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Professor Andrew Hoey from @coral.coe at @jamescookuniversity is the recipient of the ACRS Mid-Career Researcher Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to coral reef science and his dedication to the scientific community conducting research on Australian coral reefs.
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Congratulations Prof. Hoey!
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#marinescience #science #marinebiology #marinebio #marinebiologist #savethereef #coralreefs #ausgeo
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#Repost @physioshark with @make_repost
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New in Frontiers in Marine Science - Elasmobranch responses to experimental warming, acidification, & oxygen loss—A meta-analysis by Portugal & Australia #sharkresearch 🦈#climatechange 🌎 teams

🔗📑frontiersin.org/article/10.338…

📸 by @victorhuertas_photo on location for #physioshark
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An international study found that women & individuals from economically disadvantaged countries are underrepresented in #coral #reef #science & are swimming against the current! Researchers offer solutions to combat these biases, stereotypes & inequities! @jamescookuniversity @dukemarinelab @dukeenvironment @macquarieuni @thewcs #CoralCoE #coralreefs #GBR @wcsocean_ @erika__gress @frontiersin_

https://frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.731037/full
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3 cheers for #CoralCoE's Chief Operations Officer, Jenny Lappin!

It's been an AMAZING 15 years with us & 32 years @jamescookuniversity! We'll miss your wonderful laugh, smile, & guidance around the office, but we know you have some fantastic adventures planned for retirement! We wish you all the best!
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#Bleaching events have changed the structure, #biodiversity, & functioning of #reefs. A new #CoralCoE study led by Juliano Morais highlights the need for caution when documenting the susceptibility & perceived resistance/recovery of #corals to disturbances. @jamescookuniversity

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-98239-7
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#Repost @debsburn.marine with @make_repost
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Some gorgeous coral cover on the reef crest at North Direction Island, northern Great Barrier Reef. These reefs have recovered remarkably well over the last few years following multiple cyclones, crown of thorns starfish outbreaks and several marine heatwaves! Fingers crossed for more time for the slower growing corals to bounce back too! #coralreef #naturalrecovery #recruitment #corals #acropora #naturalbeauty #nature #wildlife #marinelife #tropicaloceans #divelife #phdresearch #lizardisland #lirs
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Come celebrate #CoralCoE's 15 year legacy with us on the 14th of Oct. at our Virtual #Symposium! We've got some amazing talks, panels, and videos lined up for you!

To learn more & to register:
https://coralcoe.org.au/crs_event/coral-reefs-past-present-and-future

@jamescookuniversity @uniofqld @universitywa @scienceanu @gbrmarinepark @museumoftropicalqueensland @qldmuseum
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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