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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Pedro Henrique Cipresso Pereira

Pedro Henrique Cipresso Pereira

PhD candidate

James Cook University

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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