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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Morane Le Nohaïc

Morane Le Nohaïc

PhD Student

BSc in Biology of Organisms, MSc in Coastal Ecology and Environmental Management

University of Queensland

Morane is a PhD student at the University of Queensland since July 2020, at the Marine Spatial Ecology Lab under the supervision of Prof Peter Mumby. With a BSc degree in Biology of Organisms (University of Rennes 1, France) and a MSc degree in Coastal Ecology and Environmental Management (University of La Rochelle, France), she moved to Australia in 2016 to study the impacts of the 2015/2016 El Niño-induced heatwave on the coral reefs of Western Australia, with a focus on the naturally heat-stress resistant coral communities of the Kimberley region. This work she conducted at the University of Western Australia (Perth) with Dr Verena Schoepf for her Master thesis increased her passion for the complexity of coral reef ecosystems, leading her to start her PhD at UQ to explore how climate change can undermine connectivity in the Great Barrier Reef.


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