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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Jeremy Raynal

Jeremy Raynal

PhD candidate

James Cook University

Jeremy is interested in approaches to coastal marine ecosystem conservation that consider human needs for natural resources. He has been particularly focused on subsistence and culturally important fisheries, and how fishers can be involved in conservation in varying international contexts. Jeremy worked in coastal resource management in the Philippines for four years, initially as a US Peace Corps volunteer and then as a researcher with Old Dominion University, leading to a MSc in population genetics of coral reef fishes. He continued that work in Indonesia before becoming the Marine Protected Area Coordinator for the territory of American Samoa for four years. He is currently studying potential roles of recreational fishers in ecosystem-scale conservation efforts, at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, under supervision of Bob Pressey, Rebecca Weeks, Marcus Sheaves, and Adam Barnett.


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