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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Liza Roger

Liza Roger

PhD Graduate

University of Western Australia

Liza completed the two first years of her BSc in France, where she originally comes from, and her final year in Perth at the University of Western Australia. Liza acquired great hands-on experience while working for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (WA branch) for 3 years. She completed her Honours in 2010, comparing the shell structure of two tropical sea butterflies (pteropods) from 1963 to 2009 and the potential implications of declining aragonite saturation. Liza was continuing her research with a PhD at the Centre of Excellence, studying calcification and chemical composition of pteropod shells (trace elements, isotopes) for the better understanding and monitoring of the effects of Global Climate Change and Ocean Acidification on shelled pteropods.


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