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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Meira Mizrahi

Meira Mizrahi

PhD candidate

Meira is a highly motivated career professional with a strong track record in implementing community-based conservation initiatives, as well as developing local capacities in coral reef and broader marine monitoring. Meira’s PhD looks to identify socio-economic factors that influence effective placement of Marine Protected Areas and shark reserves in terms of maximising impact, and investigates the influence that governance and other socio-political drivers have on placement choice. Alongside her PhD, Meira is a consultant for Fauna & Flora International in Cambodia and Myanmar, advising on stakeholder engagement and the consultation process for MPA’s.

The Conservation Planning Group http://conservationplanning.org/

Marine Conservation Without Borders http://dev.meganmjonas.com/marineconservation/

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