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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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02 Jul 2014
From despair to repair:  If we stop killing parrotfish we can bring back Caribbean coral reefs

From despair to repair: If we stop killing parrotfish we can bring back Caribbean coral reefs

Reef biologists over a certain age are haunted by memories of what glorious places Caribbean reefs once were. In our youth we studied them for all sorts of reasons but scarcely tho...

02 Jul 2014
Decade of benefits for the Great Barrier Reef

Decade of benefits for the Great Barrier Reef

With this week marking the tenth anniversary of the rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, prominent marine scientists from around the world have gathered in Canberra to d...

02 Jul 2014
Climate change could stop fish finding their friends

Climate change could stop fish finding their friends

Like humans, fish prefer to group with individuals with whom they are familiar, rather than strangers. This gives numerous benefits including higher growth and survival rates, grea...

27 Jun 2014
Spotlight on the coral reefs of the future

Spotlight on the coral reefs of the future

Prominent marine scientists from across the globe will gather for two days next week in Canberra to discuss the future of coral reefs worldwide. The ‘Future of Coral Reefs’ ...

27 May 2014
New biodiversity study throws out controversial scientific theory

New biodiversity study throws out controversial scientific theory

Researchers have today released ground-breaking findings that dismiss the ‘Neutral Theory of Biodiversity’. The theory has dominated biodiversity research for the past decade, ...

21 May 2014
Empowering our future Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander marine scientists

Empowering our future Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander marine scientists

This Thursday, 40 high school students will embark on an exclusive five-day excursion to Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef as part of the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islan...

29 Apr 2014
More coral babies staying at home on future reefs

More coral babies staying at home on future reefs

Researchers have found that increasing ocean temperatures due to climate change will soon see reefs retaining and nurturing more of their own coral larvae, leaving large reef syste...

14 Apr 2014
Fish behaving badly on acid

Fish behaving badly on acid

In a world-first study published today, researchers have found that fish in the wild respond adversely to ocean acidification. “Fish living at natural carbon dioxide seeps...

03 Apr 2014
WA corals reveal changes to ocean currents and temperatures

WA corals reveal changes to ocean currents and temperatures

A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's coral reefs have been affected by changing ocean currents, rising sea ...

11 Feb 2014
Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future

Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future

According to an international team of researchers, the rapid pace of climate change is threatening the future presence of fish near the equator. “Our studies found that one sp...

04 Feb 2014
Waves costly for fish

Waves costly for fish

Big waves are energetically costly for fish, and there are more big waves than ever. The good news is that fish might be able to adapt. “There has been a lot of recent work in...

07 Jan 2014
Jumping snails left grounded in future oceans

Jumping snails left grounded in future oceans

Sea snails that leap to escape their predators may soon lose their extraordinary jumping ability because of rising human carbon dioxide emissions, a team of international scientist...

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Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au