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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Akira Iguchi

Akira Iguchi

PhD Graduate

James Cook University

Akira came from Okinawa, Japan, and he gained his bachelor and master degree at Kyoto University. He is interested in speciation process of marine animals. His PhD was supervised by David Miller, Comparative Genomics Centre. Akira was examining fertilisation mechanism of Genus Acropora to clarify the relationship between fertilisation related genes and the speciation of Genus Acropora.
He returned to Okinawa after completing his PhD to pursue a post-doctoral position at the University of Ryukyu in Okinawa, Japan.


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