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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 Dec 2016
Record die-off of Great Barrier Reef coral

Record die-off of Great Barrier Reef coral

Professor Andrew Baird talks to News Radio about the Great Barrier Reef's record coral bleaching event

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27 Oct 2016
‘Worst fears confirmed’

‘Worst fears confirmed’

Scientists assessing the damage from coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef say their worst fears have been confirmed as they count the number of dead and diseased coral.

7 News

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27 Oct 2016
New photos reveal widespread devastation of Great Barrier Reef

New photos reveal widespread devastation of Great Barrier Reef

Six months after the first survey, CoralCoE scientists have found the coral that didn’t die last summer from bleaching, are now fighting off disease.

mashable.com

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05 Sep 2016
Adapt, move or die

Adapt, move or die

As tropical waters warm, fish have three options: adapt, move or die. Jodie Rummer is modelling scenarios for the world’s oceans by the end of the century and investigating whether and how fish might be able to adapt to warmer waters.

 

 

Radio National: The Science Show

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Recent Articles

01 Sep 2016
Scientists welcome baby clown fish to the world

Scientists welcome baby clown fish to the world

Hundreds of baby clown fish have hatched at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies as part of vital research to solve the biggest threats facing the Great Barrier Reef.

Channel 7 News Townsville

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01 Sep 2016
What makes coral reef “bright spots” so bright?

What makes coral reef “bright spots” so bright?

Many coral reefs around the world are struggling to cope with the impact of human activity and climate change, but there are some bright spots, 15 of them in fact.

 

ABC Radio National: Pacific Beat

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09 Aug 2016
The superfish challenge: Michael Phelps vs real fish

The superfish challenge: Michael Phelps vs real fish

Dr. Jodie Rummer compares Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps aka The Superfish to how real fish would perform at the Rio Olympics.

ABC Science

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18 Jun 2016
Scientists find ‘bright spots’ in threatened coral around the world

Scientists find ‘bright spots’ in threatened coral around the world

Some coral reefs are thriving, and scientists say they may guide efforts to curb threats such as overfishing and climate change that are blamed for widespread global declines. Dr. Joshua Cinner’s research on coral reef ‘bright spots’ made international headlines.

Washington Post

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09 Jun 2016
Dr. Jodie Rummer wins Top5under40 award

Dr. Jodie Rummer wins Top5under40 award

Dr. Jodie Rummer was selected as one of six early-career researchers who have a flair and passion for communicating their work in this year’s Top5Under40. As a reward she spent time as a ‘scientist in residence’ at the ABC in Sydney.

Radio National

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11 May 2016
Coral bleaching puts damselfish in distress by masking predator scent

Coral bleaching puts damselfish in distress by masking predator scent

The odour from coral bleaching is masking the smell of predators to small reef fish, scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have found.

Sydney Morning Herald

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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