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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Kathleen Broderick

Kathleen Broderick

Former Research Fellow

James Cook University

Kathleen hails from Western Australia. She has had several careers: first in education; second in in studying the social systems surrounding the Great Barrier Reef and its river catchments with the Centre of Excellence and GBRMPA and in natural resource management. Her passion for restoration and improved management of ecosystems has now lead her on to her new role as Chief Executive Officer of NRM South in Tasmania.


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