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.


Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution


Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

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Coral Reef Studies

From 2005 to 2022, the main node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies was headquartered at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland (Australia)

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Maximise your impact: building an online profile for researchers


Tuesday, March 14th 12:00 to 13:00 hrs

Building 19, Room 106, JCU Townsville Campus
Alana Grech, Jodie Rummer and Jackie Wolstenholme
Alana Grech, Jodie Rummer and Jackie Wolstenholme

Abstract. Creating and maintaining an online profile is integral to a successful research career. However, choosing the online tools that are right for you is often a confusing and intimidating process. In this seminar and panel discussion, we provide information on the range of online tools available to researchers, including bibliographic databases and identifiers (e.g. Google Scholar, ORCID), collaborative project spaces, blogs and microblogs (e.g. Twitter), and professional networking sites (e.g. ResearchGate). We will also provide advice on choosing the right tools to help you build an online profile and understand altmetrics scores that meet your professional goals.

Biography. Alana Grech joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies as Assistant Director in late 2016. Prior to her current position, she worked as a senior lecturer in spatial information science at Macquarie University and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the ARC Centre.  She has hosted multiple workshops on building the capacity of students, academics and researchers in social media. Twitter: @AlanaMGrech

Jodie Rummer is an Associate Professor at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. After a post-doctoral fellowship in Hong Kong, Jodie joined the ARC Centre to apply her broad research interests in conservation physiology to coral reefs. She is also the author of several publications on communication, networking and the strategic use of social media in STEM. Twitter: @physiologyfish

Jackie Wolstenholme is the Research Liaison Librarian at James Cook University. She developed skills in classification, organisation and management of information during her PhD in Marine Biology at JCU. In collaboration with the JCU Liaison Librarians, Jackie supports researchers in the creation, maintenance and promotion of their research profile. Her current research interests include bibliometric analysis of research publications and the development of instructional strategies and resources for providing library support for researchers. Twitter @ajacquelineae


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