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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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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 ...

21 Jan 2020
Coral ‘helper’ stays robust under ocean acidification

Coral ‘helper’ stays robust under ocean acidification

Scientists say a type of algae crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to resist the impacts of ocean acidification caused by climate change. In a world-first, the te...

09 Dec 2019
Prof Terry Hughes receives honorary doctorate from Trinity

Prof Terry Hughes receives honorary doctorate from Trinity

Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) Professor Terry Hughes was recently awarded an honorary Doctor in Science from Trinity College in Du...

09 Dec 2019
Corals survive to tell the tale of Earth’s newest island eruption

Corals survive to tell the tale of Earth’s newest island eruption

Scientists say coral reefs on a tiny island in the South Pacific have shown incredible resilience and recovery from a recent but very severe disturbance: a volcanic eruption that c...

04 Dec 2019
Call for co-operation as ‘blue boats’ rob Pacific reefs

Call for co-operation as ‘blue boats’ rob Pacific reefs

A flotilla of Vietnamese fishing boats with crews suffering in harsh conditions is stripping Pacific coral reefs of seafood as the poaching escalates to become an international hum...

27 Nov 2019
Finding Nemo’s family: a good home is more important than good genes

Finding Nemo’s family: a good home is more important than good genes

In a study published today, scientists report that the long-term success of clownfish depends more on living in a good neighbourhood than it does on good genes. The natural home...

13 Nov 2019
Healthy mangroves help coral reef fisheries under climate stress

Healthy mangroves help coral reef fisheries under climate stress

A new study highlights how healthy mangroves can help some coral reef fish navigate the impacts of climate change. Co-author Professor Peter Mumby, from the ARC Centre of Excell...

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...

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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