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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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Latest Media Releases

Recent Media Releases

07 Nov 2019
Waterways of QLD and the Great Barrier Reef are suffering from pesticide management failure

Waterways of QLD and the Great Barrier Reef are suffering from pesticide management failure

Scientists say a failure of national management means excessive amounts of harmful chemicals—many now banned in other countries such as the EU, USA and Canada—are damaging the ...

04 Nov 2019
Clear goals but murky path to sustainability

Clear goals but murky path to sustainability

As biodiversity loss continues at an alarming rate across the globe a new study identifies what is needed to tackle the root causes of the problems. International sustainability...

01 Nov 2019
Coral study prompts rethink of classic scientific theory

Coral study prompts rethink of classic scientific theory

A world-first study is challenging long-held assumptions about the role of sunlight in coral biodiversity. The research questions a classic theory that predicts coral biodivers...

25 Oct 2019
GBR island coral decline

GBR island coral decline

A long-term study of coral cover on island groups of the Great Barrier Reef has found declines of between 40 and 50 percent of live, hard corals at inshore island groups during the...

24 Oct 2019
Fish pass ‘hot genes’ onto their grandchildren

Fish pass ‘hot genes’ onto their grandchildren

Fish that are able to adjust to warming waters may pass heat-tolerant genes not just onto their children, but their grandchildren too. Dr Jennifer Donelson is an Australian Rese...

23 Oct 2019
Protecting species on the move

Protecting species on the move

The key to how coral reefs of the future will look and function—and how to protect them—could lie hidden in their ancient past. Prof John Pandolfi from the ARC Centre of Exc...

09 Oct 2019
Helping conservation initiatives turn contagious

Helping conservation initiatives turn contagious

New research shows that conservation initiatives often spread like disease, which helps scientists and policymakers to better design successful programs that are more likely to be...

26 Sep 2019
Micronutrients ‘slipping through the hands’ of malnourished people

Micronutrients ‘slipping through the hands’ of malnourished people

Millions of people across the globe are suffering from malnutrition despite some of the most nutritious fish species in the world being caught near their homes, according to new re...

20 Sep 2019
Investing in climate change is good business

Investing in climate change is good business

An internationally respected group of scientists is calling on world leaders to urgently accelerate efforts to tackle climate change. Almost every aspect of the environment and ...

19 Sep 2019
Actions to save coral reefs could benefit all ecosystems

Actions to save coral reefs could benefit all ecosystems

Scientists say bolder actions to protect coral reefs from the effects of global warming will benefit all ecosystems, including those on land. In an article published in Nature ...

17 Sep 2019
Shark pups lose gains in stressed environments

Shark pups lose gains in stressed environments

A prominent JCU shark researcher is part of an international team that found shark babies can’t reach their physical peak if they’re born into environments degraded by human-in...

13 Sep 2019
Shark physiologist wins prestigious QLD science prize

Shark physiologist wins prestigious QLD science prize

A prominent shark researcher was tonight awarded one of Queensland’s top science prizes—the Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year award. A/Prof Jodie Rummer fro...

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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