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 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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Narinratana Kongjandtre

Narinratana Kongjandtre

PhD Graduate

University of Queensland

Narinratana Kongjandtre is originally from Thailand, she prefer to be called “Nong”. She completed a Bachelors degree in Aquatic Science (2000) and a Masters degree in Biological Science (2004) at Burapha University. Her career begins with coral taxonomy and ecology; she did her first coral reef research in taxonomy and spatial distribution of faviid population in the Gulf of Thailand. She is interested in taxonomy and systematics of the corals (in particular the genus Favia). As she believes good taxonomy is the basis for any ecological study. She got a scholarship from the Royal Thai Government for her PhD, started in July 2006 under supervision of Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg at the University of Queensland. She graduated in July 2011 and return to Thailand working as a lecturer at Burapha University.


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