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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Erin Graham

Erin Graham

PhD Graduate

James Cook University

Originally from Colorado, USA, Erin completed a BSc(Hons) in Marine Biology at James Cook University in 2007. Her PhD research under the supervision of Bette Willis, Andrew Baird, and Sean Connolly focused on factors affecting the dispersal potential of coral larvae, including energetics, settlement competence, and survival.


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