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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Chieh Lin

Chieh Lin

PhD Candidate

James Cook University

Chieh Lin who recently commenced a PhD supervised by Alana Grech, Michael Rasheed, and Robert Coles. His research focus is on seagrass beds connectivity, resilience, and recovery. He uses modelling approaching based on the long-term monitoring data to investigate which factors are important to seagrass population.


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