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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Rebecca Millington

Rebecca Millington

PhD candidate

MSci Maths and Physics, University of Bristol (2017)

University of Queensland, University of Exeter

I am a PhD student investigating the role of biodiversity in ecosystem resilience to climate change. In particular, I will be looking at similarities and differences between tropical forests and coral reefs. I am supervised by Professor Peter Cox at the University of Exeter, and Professor Pete Mumby at the University of Queensland, under the QUEX institute.


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