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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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09 Sep 2013
Are fish good athletes?

Are fish good athletes?

The comparative athleticism of fish probably isn’t a thought that crosses many people’s minds. For Sandra Binning and Dominique Roche, its more than just a thought – they’ve built swim tunnels to test fishes’ fitness. The husband and wife duo, from the ANU Research School of Biology and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, work on exercise physiology in coral reef fish. The results may help determine if these fish are destined to survive in a climate that is predicted to deliver more intense, frequent storms.

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12 Aug 2013
Global warming prompts major sea life migration

Global warming prompts major sea life migration

A major international study has found profound changes in the migratory patterns of marine life globally as a result of global warming.

SBS News

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13 May 2013
Great Barrier Reef in danger

Great Barrier Reef in danger

It’s one of the state’s greatest national assets, but UNESCO are considering putting the Great Barrier Reef on their “In danger” list. Steve Austin spoke to Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, director of the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute.

612 ABC Brisbane: Mornings

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14 Apr 2013
Tuna industry in climate change hot water, say researchers

Tuna industry in climate change hot water, say researchers

Marine scientists say climate change is set to create both winners and losers in the Pacific, with some countries seeing a gain in tuna stock at the expense of others.

ABC Radio Australia: Pacific Beat

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28 Dec 2012
China’s coral reefs disappearing, says study

China’s coral reefs disappearing, says study

Scientists from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology conducted a survey of mainland China and South China Sea reefs, and published it in the latest edition of Conservation Biology. The authors painted a “grim picture of decline, degradation and destruction” from coastal development, pollution, and overfishing. Read more

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08 Oct 2012
Scientists inject ‘Bovril-like’ hope into reef starfish fight

Scientists inject ‘Bovril-like’ hope into reef starfish fight

Scientists are using a Bovril-like beef extract to kill the crown of thorns starfish, one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland.

ABC News

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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