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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Malcolm McCulloch

Malcolm McCulloch

Professor, Deputy Director, and Chief Investigator

Oceans Institute (M470)
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway

BAppSc MAppSc Curtin • PhD Caltech.

The University of Western Australia

+61 (0)8 6488 1921

Professor Malcolm McCulloch is an ARC Laureate Fellow undertaking research on the theme ‘Coral Reef Futures: a new paradigm for quantifying the resilience of marine calcifiers to ocean acidification and global change’. He is a Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and leader of the UWA node and a Chief Investigator in Program 3: Responding to a changing world. In mid-2009 he was appointed to UWA as a Western Australian Premier’s Fellow. Professor McCulloch received his PhD from the Californian Institute of Technology (Caltech) and previously held an appointment at the Australian National University. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher and has published over 270 scientific papers in leading international journals including 26 in Science and Nature.

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For further information about the UWA node see Ocean Change


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