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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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Curious what we were up to last year?
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We’re chuffed to announce the release of our latest Annual Report!
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Browse it now in the link in our bio. 🐠
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Congratulations to our Senior Research Fellow Dr. Georgina Gurney, who has received the 2022 Early Career Researcher Award by @icrs_2022

Way to go Georgie! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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In 2021 our ROV team joined forces with @ausmarineparks and @qldparks to survey the deep #coralreefs in the remote Coral Sea Marine Park.

This week we set sail to continue exploring the wonders of the Coral Sea. Stay tuned for exciting updates! #science #exploration #coralsea
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📣 NEW RELEASE 📣
The latest #CoralCoE Online Symposium
“Coral Reefs: Past, Present and Future” is now out on YouTube!

The symposium brought together scientists & managers from @coral.coe, @australianmarinescience, @worldfish and @gbrmarinepark to share the latest on coral reef research and to discuss past, present, and future directions to improve the management of coral reefs.

🎥 Watch it here: http://youtu.be/9FOzxNmorCI

#coralreefs #corals #reef #fish #science #marinescience #marinebiology #ocean #lovethereef #greatbarrierreef #oceanlife #marinebiologist #underwater #protectourplanet #protectouroceans
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🚨New paper underscores the need to better understand the physiology of endangered giant clams to steer conservation efforts effectively and protect this iconic species during a time of rapid ecological change 🌏.
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This paper is authored by @coral.coe and @museumoftropicalqueensland Senior Curator of Marine invertebrates Dr. Sue-Ann Watson and @nus_singapore Dr. Mei Lin Neo.
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🔗https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/coab082
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#climatechange #clams #marinescience #coralreefs #CoralCoE
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ICYMI New study shows that gills develop faster in reef fishes than in any other fish studied to date. Gills are fully formed & functional before the embryos even hatch!
Nice work @teish_prescott! #Science #CoralCoE @rummerlab @rummerjodie

🔗 http://ow.ly/Sz4v50H3OXA
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Yesterday we bid farewell to Distinguished Professor Terry Hughes, who retired after a remarkable career. Prof. Hughes joined @jamescookuniversity in 1990, and for 15 years he was the Director of @coral.coe.
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Under his leadership, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies emerged as the leading research hub for coral reef science. During Prof. Hughes' tenure as our Centre's Director, more than 500 PhD students have successfully graduated and he has contributed to build an extensive network of coral reef scientists around the globe.
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We have no doubt that Prof. Hughes will continue to use his scientific expertise to help inform the management of coral reefs and we wish him well in his retirement. We'll miss you Terry!
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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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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