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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Maria Nayfa

Maria Nayfa

PhD Graduate and former Digital Communications Officer

PhD Genetics & Aquaculture, James Cook University (2020); MSc Marine Biology, James Cook University, Australia (2014); BS Environmental Science, Duke University, United States (2011)

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