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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Mei-Fang Lin

Mei-Fang Lin

PhD graduate

James Cook University

Mei-Fang is originally from Taiwan. She completed her BSc in Natural Science Education in National Taitung University in 2006 and MSc in Marine Biology in National Taiwan University in 2008. After working at Academia Sinica for three years, she moved to Townsville to start her PhD in the School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, JCU. Her PhD research focuses on using genomic approaches to understand coral evolution.


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