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)

Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image Menu Image
ResearchersResearchers StudentsStudents AdjunctsAdjuncts AlumniAlumni ManagementManagement
Tiffany Sih

Tiffany Sih

PhD candidate

James Cook University

Tiffany grew up in California and, after finishing her BSc in Biological Sciences at University of Southern California, worked in Alaska as a fisheries observer before moving to Hawaii to work in marine education and conservation. She worked as a SCUBA Instructor, obtained her captain’s license, and climbed several mountains before she willingly returned to her studies. She completed a MAppSci in Marine Biology at James Cook University in 2012. Beginning a PhD in 2013, Tiffany is investigating the tropical deep-reef fish community under the supervision of Prof. Michael Kingsford (JCU and ARC CoE), Dr. Mike Cappo (Australian Institute of Marine Science) and Dr. Ashley Williams (Secretariat of the Pacific Community).


Australian Research Council Pandora

Partner Research Institutions

Partner Partner Partner Partner
Coral Reef Studies