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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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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 ...

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 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...

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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