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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.

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Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

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Responding to a changing world

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

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Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

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18 May 2018
You can swim, but you can’t hide – Sheltering behaviour in small-bodied reef fish following the death of corals

You can swim, but you can’t hide – Sheltering behaviour in small-bodied reef fish following the death of corals

Picture your living room for a second - a comfortable couch, your favourite armchair and a nice cup of tea on the table. Imagine for a minute that one day you enter this favourite ...

03 May 2018
Learning from the best: ABC’s ‘Researchers in Residence’ Program

Learning from the best: ABC’s ‘Researchers in Residence’ Program

During Australia’s National Science Week, Jodie took over the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Snapchat account and used funny captions and emojis to engage young pe...

03 Apr 2018
Diving for data: What this oceanographer is learning from coral reefs

Diving for data: What this oceanographer is learning from coral reefs

Drive a mere 777 miles north of Perth, take a dive beneath the waves, and you’ll find the Ningaloo Reef – the world’s largest fringing reef, stretching 162 miles along Wester...

08 Mar 2018
Honorary doctorate punctuates an extraordinary career

Honorary doctorate punctuates an extraordinary career

Professor Katrina Brown, an accomplished environmental social scientist, is set to receive an honorary doctorate from Wageningen University, a leading Dutch university.Professo...

07 Mar 2018
Redundancy offers reassurance to reefs

Redundancy offers reassurance to reefs

A Boeing 747 can fly safely on just one engine, so with four it enjoys a considerable level of redundancy. Engineers purposefully build this type of redundancy into machines to red...

04 Mar 2018
How my research delivered tools to combat poaching on the GBR

How my research delivered tools to combat poaching on the GBR

Author: Brock BergsethReseaching as a Coral CoE PhD student these past four years steered me ever deeper down the rabbit hole of illegal fishing. This is currently a big 'black...

01 Feb 2018
Aggression plays a role in the fine-scale partitioning of damselfishes: a story of coexistence

Aggression plays a role in the fine-scale partitioning of damselfishes: a story of coexistence

New research from Coral CoE, led by Jacob Eurich, Prof Mark McCormick and Prof Geoffrey Jones, suggests that similar species are able to live along side one another in coral reef f...

24 Jan 2018
Nature of coral-Chromera interaction revealed: photosynthetic symbionts are not always beneficial to corals

Nature of coral-Chromera interaction revealed: photosynthetic symbionts are not always beneficial to corals

An international team of scientists, led by Prof David Miller and Dr Amin Mohamed, has found that the coral-associated alga Chromera, despite being a near-relative of Symbiodinium ...

16 Jan 2018
A day in the life of a tropical island intern

A day in the life of a tropical island intern

Imagine you were offered the chance to live and work on a remote tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef – would you go? Coral CoE's adventurous doctoral student Tory Chase did...

05 Jan 2018
Coral bleaching events are increasing, but ‘we still have time to act’ says researcher

Coral bleaching events are increasing, but ‘we still have time to act’ says researcher

The Centre's Prof Andrew Baird speaks with RadioNational this morning about the future of the world's coral reefs in the face of increasingly more intense and frequent bleaching ...

28 Dec 2017
Designing connected marine reserves in the face of global warming

Designing connected marine reserves in the face of global warming

New research from the Coral CoE, led by Dr Jorge G. Álvarez-Romero, identifies a new technique to design marine reserve networks that are responsive to current and future climatic...

06 Dec 2017
Corals use creative chemical balancing to combat destructive impacts of acidifying oceans

Corals use creative chemical balancing to combat destructive impacts of acidifying oceans

Using cutting-edge geochemical tracers, Dr Verena Schoepf and colleagues from The University of Western Australia and the Hawaii Institute Of Marine Biology have discovered how cor...

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au