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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Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy

Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy

Former Research Fellow

James Cook University

Susan worked in NSW on cultural heritage and the preservation of important sites. This work often involved sensitive site in National Parks. Susan’s current focus is the integration of the management of cultural and social values in the management of protected areas.


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