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Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.


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Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution


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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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Guillermo Diaz-Pulido

Guillermo Diaz-Pulido

Former Senior Lecturer

Griffith University

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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Griffith School of Environment and Adjunct Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University. I have a PhD in Marine Botany/Ecology from James Cook University, Townsville and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Marine Studies, The University of Queensland.

My research work focuses on questions addressing the ecology of algae in coral reefs, their roles in coral reef degradation and the impacts of global climate change and ocean acidification on algae and coral-algal dynamics. My latest research assesses the implications of ocean acidification and warming on seaweeds and coralline red algae. This knowledge is directly relevant to the sustainable use and management of coral reefs, particularly the Great Barrier Reef.

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