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.

Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

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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Reconciling biodiversity conservation and marine capture fisheries production


4.00pm, Wednesday 20 April 2011

DA09-001, JCU, Townsville video linked to A21-001, JCU, Cairns
Keith Brander

Keith Brander is currently based in Hobart on a short fellowship with the Climate Adaptation Flagship. He is a senior researcher at the Technical University of Denmark, specialising in climate impacts on fisheries and marine ecosystems. Recent research has been on how the objectives of marine management in relation to biodiversity, “ecosystem health” and food production can be achieved and how they are affected by climate change. Keith was lead author on fisheries for the 4th IPCC report and also contributed to the chapters on impacts of climate and marine ecosystems. He coordinated the ICES/GLOBEC Cod and Climate Change programme.


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