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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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What exactly is a black coral? Researcher Jeremy Horowitz is here to tell us why their name really doesn't do them justice, revealing specimens recently collected on @SchmidtOcean #VisioningCoralSea expedition.
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Watch the full video on Museum at Home/Watch. Link in bio.
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@tom.bridge.photog @coral.coe @jamescookuniversity #BiodiversityMonth #QMNetwork #museumoftropicalqld
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“Filefish, smilefish”
This #happycamper is a #filefish (Cantherhines dumerilii). Usually a shy species, this individual was keen for a close up on our remote video camera. Check out those pearly whites! Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, August 2019

#SmileForTheCamera #CandidCamera #HappyMonday #toothygrin #cheesygrin #reef #reeffish #fish #PNG #timeformycloseup #smile #research #PhDLife

📸& caption credit: @nudibio
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New #CoralCoE #research used #genetics to identify the 1st antimicrobial peptide (AMP) in #Acropora! AMPs inhibit/kill #bacteria and are critical to #coral #immunesystems. The study also found evidence that a common coral #pathogen (#Vibrio coralliilyticus) has evolved resistance to it! #Bioinformatics #reefs #corals #coralreefs @jamescookuniversity @oistedu @ouranu @kieluni

To read the paper and learn more:
https://sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145305X20304213#!

📸 @tory.chase
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📣 An international team of scientists from @coral.coe, @smithsoniannmnh Invertebrate Zoology and @qldmuseum have developed a new genetic tool that can help them better understand and ultimately work to save coral reefs across the world.
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Watch the full video about the project our Queensland Museum Network YouTube channel. Link in bio.
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See the research release here: https://bit.ly/32vL9op
Find out more about Project Phoenix here: https://coralprojectphoenix.org/
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#museumoftropicalqld #qldmuseum #coralcoe #taxonomy #corals #coraltaxonomy #gbr #greatbarrierreef #researchannouncment #genetics #DNA #QMNetwork
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New #genetic #research led by #CoralCoE's @petecowman
has found that traditional #coral classification based on #morphology is incorrect! According to Dr. Cowman "...we still don't know how many coral #species live on the #GBR, how to identify them, or which species live where. And those are the first steps in saving an ecosystem like that.” Luckily, @coralprphoenix is working to fix that and has already developed a new #genetictool to better understand coral #species! @jamescookuniversity @qldmuseum @smithsoniannmnh @harvey_mudd @tom.bridge.photog @milag6 @museumoftropicalqueensland

#PR: https://coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/project-phoenix-dna-unlocks-a-new-understanding-of-coral

#NewPaper: https://sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790320302165

📸@tom.bridge.photog
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Join #CoralCoE's @theseanditscreatures tonight on #FBLive with
@AsiaDiveExpo at 10PM AEST/ 8PM SST for a chat about #reeffish #biodiversity! #BiodiversityMonth @jamescookuniversity #fish #reef #coralreefs
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#CoralCoE's @kennylwolfe has not only developed #newtech which allows for a standardised unit to monitor #biodiversity in #coral rubble but found heaps of #crypticspecies hidden in this #habitat! #BiodiversityMonth @uniofqld

#PR: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/new-tech-uncovers-the-hidden-life-of-dead-coral-reefs

#NewPaper: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.13462
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New #research on #coral #evolution found that past climates similar to today's devastated #hardcorals while making way for #softcorals. #climatechange #historyrepeating @petecowman @jamescookuniversity @american_museum_of_natural_his
@harvey_mudd @smithsoniannmnh #CoralCoE

#PR: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/history-repeats-as-coral-reefs-are-devastated

#NewPaper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-01291-1
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From lowered defenses to determining "relationship health", #CoralCoE #researchers have used #RNAseq to shed some light on the mutualistic relationship between #coral larvae & their algal #symbionts. #GeneExpression #genetics #RNA #MolecularEcology @jamescookuniversity

#Blog: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/blog/from-single-to-a-symbiotic-relationship-how-relationship-status-changes-gene-expression-in-corals-symbiotic-algae

#NewPaper: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.15612
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CONGRATULATIONS to #CoralCoE's @petecowman and @michelelbarnes for receiving a 2020 QLD Young Tall Poppy Award for their excellence in #ECR #research & their passion for engaging the community with #science! Well deserved! #TallPoppyAwards #TallPoppyCampaign #YTP2020 @jamescookuniversity

https://coralcoe.org.au/blog/coral-coe-tall-poppies
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A team of international #researchers (including #CoralCoE's @coralbiologylab, @tory.chase, & @grace_franky) have discovered a NEW WAY to measure the complexity of #marine & #terrestrial #habitats using 3 factors: rugosity, fractal dimension & height range @jamescookuniversity @uhawaiinews

#PR: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/nooks-crannies-and-critters

#NewPaper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-1281-8

📸Damaris Torres-Pulliza
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A new study found that heat-stressed #corals exposed to ⬆️nutrients = more susceptible to #bleaching. According to #CoralCoE's Prof. John Pandolfi these results provide a roadmap for #coralreef #conservation efforts & suggests that oceanographic processes should be included in #management decisions. #climatechange @uniofqld

#PR: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/nutrients-make-coral-bleaching-worse

Paper: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/34/eabc5493
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Looking for a way to celebrate #NationalScienceWeek with the #kids? Check out Queensland Science's new #science based #activitybook! We're a bit partial to pg.13 with #CoralCoE's @rummerjodie 's count of all the #seacreatures!
@physioshark #physioshark #ScienceWeek #WomenInSTEM @jamescookuniversity #QLDScience

For the full activity book:
https://chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/…/2020-Awesome-Activity-B…
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Today @IfThenSheCan revealed statues of 6 amazing #WomenInSTEM, including #CoralCoE's @jessaddwater @centralparkzoo! Jess is a #shark #researcher specializing in #conservation #policy & engaging communities in #oceanmanagement. #ScienceWeek #IfThenSheCan
@jamescookuniversity

To learn more about the exhibit:
https://ifthenexhibit.org/exhibit_preview/

📸 @ifthenshecan
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#CoralCoE's Prof. Graeme Cumming found that while the #GBR itself is being managed at an appropriate scale, its biggest threats-#climatechange & #waterquality- lie outside the @gbrmarinepark's boundaries. Broad scale problems need broad scale solutions (i.e. #globalaction)! @jamescookuniversity #GreatBarrierReef #GBRMP #GBRMPA

To Learn More:
#PR: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/how-people-ecosystems-fit-together-on-the-great-barrier-reef

#NewPaper: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.007

#Seminar: https://youtu.be/GeTMj0bIaUE

📸Graeme Cumming
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#NewResearch led by #CoralCoE's @michelelbarnes found that people are more empowered to respond & adapt to #climatechange when they see others doing the same! @jamescookuniversity

To learn more:
#PR: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/personal-connections-key-to-climate-adaptation

Paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0871-4

📸@michelelbarnes
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This Bumphead #Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) get its. 🐫🐪🐫 #humpday #humpdayvibes #humpdaywednesday #reef #reeffish #fish

📸Peter Mumby
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"Get off my patch...reef!" This orange-lined #triggerfish was not as thrilled about doing #science as our #researchers were. Not only did he repeatedly charge the remote camera but he also chased away any #fish that tried to eat the #algae you can see behind. Not helping our researchers or the #reefs little guy... #HappyMonday #Smile #reef #reeffish #smileforthecamera #curiousfish #grumpymonday

📸& caption credit: @nudibio
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A new #CoralCoE study led by Laura Velasquez Jimenez found that noisy #boats & #ships can impact the prey response of juvenile #fishes, resulting in exposed #fish being slower to escape predators. As slower fish are more likely to get eaten, these findings suggest that boat noise from the >250,000 boats registered for the #GreatBarrierReef region could increase mortality of young fish. #GBR #ReefFish #boatnoise #noisyboats @jamescookuniversity

#NewPaper: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235742

#Blog: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/blog/boats-ships-leave-baby-reef-fish-vulnerable-to-predators

📸 "Fish amongst corals" Mark McComick
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In @nature.research today-a massive #global study with >100 contributors (including #CoralCoE's Prof. Josh Cinner & Jessica Cramp) found that #sharks were #FunctionallyExtinct in 20% of #reefs surveyed in 58 nations, BUT several policy pathways for the #management & #restoration of #reefsharks were also uncovered! @jamescookuniversity

To Learn More:
1) Article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2519-y

2) Media Release: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/media-releases/sharks-almost-gone-from-many-reefs

3) @globalfinprint Website: https://globalfinprint.org/

📸@globalfinprint in French Polynesia 2017
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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