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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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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...

03 Nov 2017
A Victory Revisited

A Victory Revisited

In the 1960s and early 1970s, armed only with a passion for the Reef, ‘Ellison Reef’ was saved by a handful of people.The 50th anniversary of “Ellison Reef – Saved” w...

02 Nov 2017
Murky waters leave reef fish out of breath

Murky waters leave reef fish out of breath

Declining water quality due to human activities threatens the health of coastal reefs globally. But, what does this mean for reef inhabitants such as the iconic damselfish?Rese...

27 Oct 2017
Taking stock of coral resilience on the Great Barrier Reef

Taking stock of coral resilience on the Great Barrier Reef

In the aftermath of back-to-back coral bleaching, researchers are turning their attention to how the Reef is likely to recover.In November 2016, scientists confirmed the larges...

24 Oct 2017
How will coral growth respond to man-made climate change under real-world conditions?

How will coral growth respond to man-made climate change under real-world conditions?

The branching corals of Western Australia’s Rottnest Island are known to be rugged – living at the extreme geographical limits of their distribution range and enduring varied o...

11 Oct 2017
Implementing a marine conservation plan is like baking a cake

Implementing a marine conservation plan is like baking a cake

Baking a cake, just like actioning a plan, is a process. You first decide what you want to create, and identify objectives to achieve the desired end-result. But at what point in t...

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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