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


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Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

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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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Zhenlin Zhang

Zhenlin Zhang

Former Research Fellow

University of Western Australia

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Zhenlin came from China, where she obtained a BS in water resources and hydrology engineering at Wuhan University and an MS in the same discipline at Sun Yat-sen University. In 2011, she was awarded a PhD degree in oceanography at the University of Western Australia. Her current research focuses on developing spatial-explicit models of nutrient and calcification processes in coral reef systems and investigating how the physical and biogeochemical processes offshore influences coral reef communities nearshore.

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