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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

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.&...

27 Feb 2019
Exploring the deep reef

Exploring the deep reef

Scientists have taken a rare look at the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and have discovered they’re teeming with a kaleidoscope of life.And they say conservation planners...

01 Mar 2019
Reduced salinity of seawater wreaks havoc on coral chemistry

Reduced salinity of seawater wreaks havoc on coral chemistry

New research confirms that drastic changes in ocean salinity from, for example, severe freshwater flooding, as recently experienced off the coast of north-east Queensland from abn...

22 Jan 2019
Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

Corals know how to attract good company. New research finds that corals emit an enticing fluorescent green light that attracts the mobile microalgae, known as Symbiodinium, that a...

21 Dec 2018
Murky water keeps fish on edge

Murky water keeps fish on edge

A study led by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University found fish become anxious and more cautious when water quality is degrad...

13 Dec 2018
Fifty years of decline in Queensland’s coastal sharks

Fifty years of decline in Queensland’s coastal sharks

Queensland’s coastal shark numbers are continuing a 50-year decline, in sharp contradiction of suggestions of ‘exploding’ shark populations, according to an analysis of Queen...

11 Dec 2018
A glimmer of hope for the world’s coral reefs

A glimmer of hope for the world’s coral reefs

The future of the world’s coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change,...

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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