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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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Recent Media Releases

05 Jan 2018
The window for saving the world’s coral reefs is rapidly closing

The window for saving the world’s coral reefs is rapidly closing

The world’s reefs are under siege from global warming, according to a novel study published today in the prestigious journal Science. For the first time, an international team...

22 Dec 2017
Taking stock of a thorny issue: 30 years of COTS research on the GBR

Taking stock of a thorny issue: 30 years of COTS research on the GBR

A new book exploring the best scientific research on preventing coral-eating Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) outbreaks, is expected to become a critical resource for informing mana...

08 Dec 2017
Disappearing sea snakes surprise researchers with hidden genetic diversity

Disappearing sea snakes surprise researchers with hidden genetic diversity

New research suggests an urgent need to find out why sea snakes are disappearing from known habitats, after it was discovered some seemingly identical sea snake populations are act...

15 Nov 2017
Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability

Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability

Scientists typically make every effort to keep all factors but one constant when doing an experiment. Global-change scientists might move a coral from a reef to an aquarium whose w...

03 Nov 2017
Research examines impact of coral bleaching on Western Australia’s coastline

Research examines impact of coral bleaching on Western Australia’s coastline

Researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA), ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE), and Western Australian Marine Science Institution have exa...

29 Sep 2017
Isolated coral reefs not immune to local human activity

Isolated coral reefs not immune to local human activity

Marine scientists at The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute and the ARC Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies have shown that local human activities negativ...

21 Sep 2017
Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs

Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs

For nearly 50 years, researchers have been stumped as to why sea shells from warm tropical waters are comparatively larger than their cold water relatives. New research, led by the...

12 Sep 2017
Biding time could improve conservation outcomes

Biding time could improve conservation outcomes

Strategic delays in conservation efforts could be the key to protecting more species according to research led by the University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for ...

06 Sep 2017
18th century nautical charts reveal coral loss in Florida Keys

18th century nautical charts reveal coral loss in Florida Keys

Centuries-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral reefs. A new US and Australian stu...

05 Sep 2017
Global ‘community’ rallies for the Reef

Global ‘community’ rallies for the Reef

Who cares about the Great Barrier Reef? Many people, and according to a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some of the most passi...

01 Sep 2017
Can corals survive climate change?

Can corals survive climate change?

A group of international scientists, including scientists from Australia, have issued advice that more research is urgently required to determine whether corals can acclimatise* an...

31 Aug 2017
New research delivers hope for reef fish living in a high CO2 world

New research delivers hope for reef fish living in a high CO2 world

New research examining the possible impacts of ocean acidification provides fresh hope for the survival of reef fish. Just as when a camera lens comes into focus, the latest res...

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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