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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.

Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

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

20 Dec 2016
Coral Reef scientist among Nature’s top 10 ‘researchers who mattered’

Coral Reef scientist among Nature’s top 10 ‘researchers who mattered’

The prestigious science journal, Nature, has named Australian professor, Terry Hughes, as one of the elite list of ‘top ten people who mattered’ in the world this year, for his...

29 Nov 2016
Life and death after Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Life and death after Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km swath of reefs in the northern ...

11 Nov 2016
Climate change ripples through life on earth

Climate change ripples through life on earth

Climate change is affecting most life on Earth, despite an average global temperature increase of just 1°C, say leading international scientists in a study published today in Scie...

01 Nov 2016
‘Bright spots’ funding to shine new light on coral reef fisheries

‘Bright spots’ funding to shine new light on coral reef fisheries

A James Cook University researcher will search the planet to find reefs with thriving fish populations, as part of a radical new approach to help make the globe’s coral reef fish...

26 Oct 2016
Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are surveying the continuing aftermath of the worst coral bleaching event ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef. Six months after the extreme underwater heatwave of 2...

05 Oct 2016
Clever fish play it cool

Clever fish play it cool

Ocean warming is occurring at such a rapid rate that fish are searching for cooler waters to call home. A team of international scientists led by the ARC Centre of Excellence fo...

22 Sep 2016
Shoal-mates soothe stressed fish

Shoal-mates soothe stressed fish

Coral reef fish get stressed and lose weight if they are separated from each other, according to new research about the Great Barrier Reef. For the first time, researchers from ...

18 Aug 2016
Centre of Excellence scientist Jennifer Donelson wins Tall Poppy award

Centre of Excellence scientist Jennifer Donelson wins Tall Poppy award

Scientist Jennifer Donelson has been awarded one of Queensland's most prestigious science prizes - the Queensland Young Tall Poppy award - for researching the impact of climate cha...

29 Jul 2016
Conservation scientists help fish catch a break

Conservation scientists help fish catch a break

Underneath the waves of Palikir Pass, one of the world’s top surf breaks in the Pacific Ocean, lies a new safe zone which aims to ensure the survival of local fisheries and t...

24 Jun 2016
Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival

Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival

Scientists say good bacteria could be the key to keeping coral healthy, able to withstand the impacts of global warming, and securing the long-term survival of reefs worldwide. ...

23 Jun 2016
Limiting global warming to save coral reefs

Limiting global warming to save coral reefs

Extensive coral bleaching on many of the world’s reefs over the past two years has highlighted their susceptibility to thermal stress with global warming already at 0.9C to date....

22 Jun 2016
Tapping Fishers’ memories reveals long lost fishing trends

Tapping Fishers’ memories reveals long lost fishing trends

Scientists have reconstructed long-term data on fish catches using fishers’ memories to reveal how their rewards have declined over the past 50 years. More than 100 fishers fr...

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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