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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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Latest Blogs

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24 Oct 2018
Toughing it out in the Red Sea

Toughing it out in the Red Sea

Butterflyfishes are iconic reef residents. They are intrinsically linked to coral reef ecosystems, which provide a source of not only shelter, but sustenance.New international ...

19 Oct 2018
Remote reef health check

Remote reef health check

This week, some of the Centre’s most highly qualified and experienced marine ecologists are embarking on a voyage to better understand the health of isolated reefs inhabiting the...

26 Sep 2018
Prof Josh Cinner elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Prof Josh Cinner elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Today, Professor Josh Cinner has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the academic discipline of...

20 Sep 2018
Dr Alana Grech takes home coveted award

Dr Alana Grech takes home coveted award

In an announcement at the annual Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, Dr Alana Grech was recognised as the 2018 'Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.'Dr Gr...

14 Sep 2018
Shark tourism can change your mind about these much-maligned predators

Shark tourism can change your mind about these much-maligned predators

Shark ecotourism can change people’s attitudes about sharks and make them more likely to support conservation projects – even after allowing for the fact that ecotourists are m...

07 Sep 2018
Fish fight: Ocean conflict at scale

Fish fight: Ocean conflict at scale

A group of international researchers, led by scientists at Coral CoE, have issued advice that more research is urgently required to better understand the complex and dynamic nature...

05 Sep 2018
Advancing by Retreating

Advancing by Retreating

It’s not normal for PhD students to step away from their laptops and take their minds off study, but that was the requirement of the 2018 Coral CoE Student Retreat, hosted in Bri...

28 Aug 2018
Cooperation is key to conservation wins

Cooperation is key to conservation wins

Conservation biologist, Prof. Graeme Cumming says that the success or failure of conservation efforts depends heavily on cooperation between different stakeholders."Good scienc...

03 Jul 2018
Study finds warmer water affects the development of young fish more than acidification

Study finds warmer water affects the development of young fish more than acidification

For the world’s fish species, surviving climate change means growing up in oceans that are warmer and more acidic. How young fish cope with these new conditions will have a major...

07 Jun 2018
Seagrasses in the Great Barrier Reef can bounce back with good stewardship of our coastal environments

Seagrasses in the Great Barrier Reef can bounce back with good stewardship of our coastal environments

Seagrass meadows throughout the tropics are regularly exposed to destructive forces, such as cyclones, floods, poor water quality and coastal development. Nevertheless, there is ev...

05 Jun 2018
What happened to all the fish? Why sharing opinions could improve co-management in the Philippines

What happened to all the fish? Why sharing opinions could improve co-management in the Philippines

Why are there less fish in the sea? How you answer that question depends on who you are.If you were in an environmental group, you might give a complex understanding of what ca...

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 ...

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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