Pedro Henrique Cipresso Pereira
James Cook University
Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.
Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution
Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.
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)
Pedro is originally from Brazil were he did Postgraduate on Tropical Coastal Environmental Management – Specialization level at Federal University of Pernambuco (2009), and Master in Oceanography at Federal University of Pernambuco (2011). He is currently enrolled on a PhD at James Cook University (JCU – Australia) studying competition, habitat selection and imprinting of coral-dwelling fishes at the GBR under the supervision of professor Philip Munday and Geoffrey Jones. He is also leading the Reef Conservation Project (http://www.conservacaorecifal.com/) in the Northeast Brazil performing direct conservation action for the reef and increasing local community development.
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