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 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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Alicia Lloyd (nee Crawley)

Alicia Lloyd (nee Crawley)

PhD Graduate

University of Queensland

Alicia grew up in Sydney but decided that James Cook University in Townsville would be the best place to study, with the Great Barrier Reef on their doorstep. After completing her degree in Marine Biology and Chemistry, Alicia moved to Brisbane and received first class honours at The University of Queensland for her research on coral photobiology and ocean acidification on Orpheus Island. For her PhD, Alicia completed most of her field work on Heron Island and Lizard Island and she is now writing her thesis back in her home town at the University of Technology, Sydney. Currently, Alicia is taking a break to have her first child, due at the end of August 2012.


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