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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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30 Jun 2020
Bleaching affects aquarium corals, too

Bleaching affects aquarium corals, too

A new study illustrates the potential impact of recurrent heatwaves on coral species collected by the Australian aquarium coral industry. The study’s lead author, Professor Mo...

18 Jun 2020
Farewell to a great protector of the Reef

Farewell to a great protector of the Reef

One of the world’s finest water quality scientists, Dr Jon Brodie, has passed away. However, the crucial work he dedicated his life to—which included protecting the Great Barri...

01 Jun 2020
Big vegetarians of the reef drive fish evolution

Big vegetarians of the reef drive fish evolution

A new study reveals the diets of reef fish dictate how fast different species evolve. The breakthrough adds another piece to the fascinating evolutionary puzzle of coral reefs and ...

28 May 2020
Iconic Shark Bay at high risk from climate change

Iconic Shark Bay at high risk from climate change

An innovative new assessment process shows the iconic Shark Bay World Heritage property in Western Australia is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Associate Pro...

06 May 2020
Severe coral loss leaves reefs with larger fish, but at a cost

Severe coral loss leaves reefs with larger fish, but at a cost

New research on the Great Barrier Reef associates severe coral loss with substantial increases in the size of large, long-living herbivorous fish. However, the ecosystem is also le...

17 Apr 2020
Can coral reefs ‘have it all’?

Can coral reefs ‘have it all’?

Though coral reefs are in sharp decline across the world, scientists say some reefs can still thrive with plentiful fish stocks, high fish biodiversity, and well-preserved ecosyste...

07 Apr 2020
Climate change triggers Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Climate change triggers Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its third coral bleaching event in just five years. The 2020 bleaching is severe, and more widespread than earlier events. ...

31 Mar 2020
DEEP-SEA CORAL GARDENS AND GRAVEYARDS DISCOVERED IN THE SUBMARINE CANYONS OFF SOUTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA

DEEP-SEA CORAL GARDENS AND GRAVEYARDS DISCOVERED IN THE SUBMARINE CANYONS OFF SOUTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Stunning ‘gardens’ of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition aboard...

19 Mar 2020
Heatwaves risky for fish

Heatwaves risky for fish

Scientists using sophisticated genetic analysis techniques have found that some fish are better than others at coping with heatwaves. A world-first study tracked how wild fish p...

18 Feb 2020
Coral disease risk factors revealed

Coral disease risk factors revealed

Researchers have identified key factors that increase the risk of diseases that threaten coral reefs – and their work could one day be used to predict and manage future outbreaks...

05 Feb 2020
Prestigious award for reef sentinel

Prestigious award for reef sentinel

Prof Terry Hughes, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, was awarded with the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ec...

22 Jan 2020
‘Treasure trove’ of new discoveries highlights gaps in coral knowledge

‘Treasure trove’ of new discoveries highlights gaps in coral knowledge

Scientists discovered dozens of new coral species on a recent voyage along the length of the Great Barrier Reef. A team of scientists completed a 21-day trip from the Capricorn ...

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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