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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Michalis (Mike) Mihalitsis

Michalis (Mike) Mihalitsis

PhD Graduate

Postdoctoral researcher at University of California - Davis

Michalis’ (Mike) grew up next to the Mediterranean Sea where he developed a passion for fish. After completing high school in Greece he moved to Denmark to study Biology at the University of Copenhagen. He then moved to Australia to undertake a Masters degree at James Cook University, under the supervision of David R. Bellwood. During this degree he studied the maximum prey size of piscivorous fishes. Upon completion he spent a year working as a Research Assistant. He is currently undertaking a PhD where he is studying the feeding ecology of predatory fishes.


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