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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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17 Jul 2019
Fussy fish can have their coral, and eat it too

Fussy fish can have their coral, and eat it too

Being a fussy eater is a problem for reef fish who seek refuge from climate change on deeper reefs. But, scientists discovered, the coral that these fussy fish eat can support them...

05 Jul 2019
New tool reveals climate vulnerability of World Heritage properties

New tool reveals climate vulnerability of World Heritage properties

Australian scientists have created a world-first tool that can systematically assess climate change risks to all types of World Heritage properties: marine and terrestrial, natural...

25 Jun 2019
Untangling the complicated relationships between people and nature for a brighter future

Untangling the complicated relationships between people and nature for a brighter future

An international group of scientists is making major advances in sustaining the world's environments, untangling the intricate ways in which people and nature depend on each other....

14 Jun 2019
Squid could thrive under climate change

Squid could thrive under climate change

Squid will survive and may even flourish under even the worst-case ocean acidification scenarios, according to a new study published this week. Dr Blake Spady, from the ARC Centre...

06 Jun 2019
Cardinalfish caught sneaking a bit on the side

Cardinalfish caught sneaking a bit on the side

Scientists have revealed the torrid, adulterous love lives of the mouth-brooding cardinalfish, with cuckoldry going hand-in-hand with cannibalism of the young.“This is a smal...

28 May 2019
Coral reefs can’t return from acid trip

Coral reefs can’t return from acid trip

A new study published today in Nature Climate Change finds coral reefs are under threat from ocean acidification.The study was led by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excelle...

24 May 2019
Tiny fish live fast, die young

Tiny fish live fast, die young

New research has revealed that the short lives and violent deaths of some of coral reefs’ smallest tenants may be vital to the health of reef systems, including the iconic Great ...

03 May 2019
Breaking bread with rivals leads to more fish on coral reefs

Breaking bread with rivals leads to more fish on coral reefs

Cooperation is key to most successful endeavours. And, scientists find, when fishermen and women cooperate with other fishers, this can boost fish stocks on coral reefs.Dr Mich...

19 Apr 2019
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish

Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish

Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change.Renato Morais is a PhD candidate from the ARC Centre of Excellence f...

04 Apr 2019
Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs

Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs

The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research published today in Nature. “Dead...

12 Mar 2019
Centre researcher awarded prestigious Fulbright Fellowship

Centre researcher awarded prestigious Fulbright Fellowship

A Centre scientist has won a prestigious fellowship that will allow her to examine how environmental management can lead to positive outcomes for people and nature.Environment...

12 Mar 2019
No silver bullet for the Great Barrier Reef

No silver bullet for the Great Barrier Reef

Recent north Queensland flooding and the mass outflows of polluted water onto the Great Barrier Reef have focused attention on the impact of water quality on the Reef’s health.&...

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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