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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Netramani Sagar

Netramani Sagar

PhD candidate

University of Western Australia

Netra joined the Coral Reef group at the University of Western Australia (UWA) as a PhD candidate in 2017. His research aims to reconstruct climate and anthropogenic signals on the Indian Ocean margins, using geochemistry of scleractinian corals and larger foraminifera. His principal supervisors are Prof. Malcolm McCulloch, Dr. Aleksey Sadekov, and Associate Prof. Matt Kilburn. Netra has completed his Master’s degree in Applied Geology from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. Before joining UWA, Netra was working as a Scientist in the Geochronology and Isotope studies division with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI), Hyderabad, India.


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