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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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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 Bergseth Reseaching 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...

04 Dec 2017
Another successful ‘Coral CoE Seminar Series’ comes to a close

Another successful ‘Coral CoE Seminar Series’ comes to a close

Don’t Miss Out! Your last chance to catch the 2017 Coral CoE Seminar Series is Thursday! Coral CoE will deliver its final seminar for the 2017 season on Thursday, 7 December a...

16 Nov 2017
Contemporary reef research is built on the shoulders of the Coral CoE and its close partners

Contemporary reef research is built on the shoulders of the Coral CoE and its close partners

Three prominent members of the Coral CoE, alongside a number of affiliates, are among the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of “environment/ecology” (EE), ac...

14 Nov 2017
How does climate change impact coral reef critters? It’s complicated

How does climate change impact coral reef critters? It’s complicated

Ocean warming and ocean acidification due to climate change, are two key stressors impacting the marine environment. But how much of an impact will these threats have on coral reef...

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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