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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John Pandolfi

John Pandolfi

Professor, Chief Investigator and Program 2 Leader

Bsc, University of Notre Dame Australia • Msc, Wis. • PhD, Calif., Davis

University of Queensland

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Research Interests include (for more information, see Research Interests):

1) Long-term ecology of coral reefs

2) Using Historical Ecology to guide reef management actions

3) The palaeoecological, evolutionary, and extinction dynamics of Indo-Pacific reef corals

4) Hybridization, extinction, and evolution in a Caribbean reef coral species complex

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