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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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19 Mar 2019
Mutually-assured destruction in heated coral-algae war

Mutually-assured destruction in heated coral-algae war

Global warming and acidifying oceans are creating an intense competition between coral and algae. New research reveals both are deemed to lose under future climate predictions....

03 Mar 2019
Environmental change is inevitable so you’d better be plastic

Environmental change is inevitable so you’d better be plastic

With the Anthropocene well and truly upon us and causing rapid shifts in environmental conditions, biologists are striving to understand whether animals and plants can adapt quickl...

20 Mar 2019
Searching for the unseen

Searching for the unseen

New research reveals how deep ocean nutrients keep shallow reef corals nourished in the Indian Ocean. Tropical waters are typically low in nutrients. Yet, their shallow coral ...

28 Feb 2019
The art of being a good guest: reflections on guest-editing a theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

The art of being a good guest: reflections on guest-editing a theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Guest editing a Theme Issue was an enjoyable and rewarding process. The full journey from pitching the topic to the Editorial Board, through to the issue being in print took about ...

19 Feb 2019
New edition of book captures Great Barrier Reef state-of-knowledge

New edition of book captures Great Barrier Reef state-of-knowledge

Only by understanding and managing the GBR wisely do we have a chance of keeping the GBR ‘great.’ – Editors: Pat Hutchings, Michael Kingsford and Ove Hoegh-GuldbergA ...

01 Feb 2019
The presence of people is slowing shark recovery on the Great Barrier Reef

The presence of people is slowing shark recovery on the Great Barrier Reef

By Justin Rizzari & Dr Ashley Frisch*Much of the Great Barrier Reef is legally protected in an effort to conserve and rebuild the fragile marine environment. Marine reserve...

09 Jan 2019
Silliman University confers honorary degree on Prof. Garry Russ

Silliman University confers honorary degree on Prof. Garry Russ

Late last year Prof. Garry Russ, Chief Investigator of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (JCU), was conferred a Do...

20 Dec 2018
Getting published in peer-review by Professor Joshua Cinner

Getting published in peer-review by Professor Joshua Cinner

This series of short instructive videos aims to reduce the mystery of successful scientific publication.The materials are designed and delivered by Professor Joshua Cinner of t...

13 Dec 2018
Dr Gurney awarded 2019 Fulbright Fellowship

Dr Gurney awarded 2019 Fulbright Fellowship

Environmental social scientist Dr Georgina Gurney was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship.Dr Gurney is based at Australian Research Council Centre ...

23 Nov 2018
The secret to more effective conservation may be right under our nose

The secret to more effective conservation may be right under our nose

What we already know about people’s behavior can be a key to improving the success of conservation initiatives.The predictability of human behavior – for instance – how ...

20 Nov 2018
Investigating baby sharks in a changing world

Investigating baby sharks in a changing world

Climate change threatens shark populations worldwide, second only to fishing. Increasing ocean temperatures and decreasing pH and oxygen will impact all marine life, but sharks may...

15 Nov 2018
Prof Terry Hughes awarded the 2018 John Maddox Prize

Prof Terry Hughes awarded the 2018 John Maddox Prize

In London, Prof Terry Hughes and former naturopath Britt Hermes, were named joint receipients of the 2018 John Maddox Prize.In a statement released by organisers, Prof Hughes i...

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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