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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Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Professor, Deputy Director, and Chief Investigator

Professor of Marine Studies, The University of Queensland (since 2000)
Director, Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland (since 2009)
Director, Australia Program, Stanford University (since 2002)
Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (2006)

PhD - University of California, Los Angeles • United States Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Sydney

The Australian Climate Group
Royal Society Working Group on Ocean Acidification
Global Environment Facility/World Bank Project – Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building
Stanford-Australia Program
International Society for Reef Studies
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

University of Queensland

+61 (0)7 3443 3112

Professor Hoegh-Guldberg is deeply-motivated by a desire to communicate science effectively, undertake game-changing research and to find high-impact solutions to address several of the most pressing and serious challenges facing humanity worldwide, such as climate change, food security, clean energy and population growth. – See more at: http://www.gci.uq.edu.au/professor-ove-hoegh-guldberg#sthash.GdxHHzYe.dpuf

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