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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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15 Dec 2015
Targeted assistance needed to fight poverty in developing coastal communities

Targeted assistance needed to fight poverty in developing coastal communities

Researchers say there needs to be a better understanding of how conservation and aid projects in developing countries impact the people they are designed to help.“Millions of...

03 Dec 2015
Even thermally tolerant corals are in hot water when it comes to bleaching

Even thermally tolerant corals are in hot water when it comes to bleaching

Scientists have discovered that corals adapted to naturally high temperatures, such as those off the north west coast of Australia, are nonetheless highly susceptible to heat stres...

18 Nov 2015
Research uncovers how some coral can survive annual bleaching events

Research uncovers how some coral can survive annual bleaching events

A study has found that coral with high levels of fat or other energy reserves can withstand the impact of annual coral bleaching events, compared to coral with lower levels of fat ...

26 Oct 2015
West Australian corals shed light on cause of marine heatwave

West Australian corals shed light on cause of marine heatwave

An international team of scientists, led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Western Australia, has analysed coral cores from three reefs ...

09 Oct 2015
A Long Look Back at Fishes’ Extendable Jaws

A Long Look Back at Fishes’ Extendable Jaws

When it comes to catching elusive prey, many fishes rely on a special trick: protruding jaws that quickly extend their reach to snap up that next meal. Now, researchers have found...

25 Sep 2015
I’ve got your back – fishes really do look after their mates!

I’ve got your back – fishes really do look after their mates!

When it comes to helping each other out, it turns out that some fish are better at it than previously thought.New research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Stud...

24 Sep 2015
New weapon against the reef eaters

New weapon against the reef eaters

James Cook University scientists have made a breakthrough in the war against Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS). A new paper shows injecting the coral-eating pest with simple househol...

08 Sep 2015
Centre of Excellence scientists named L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellow 2015

Centre of Excellence scientists named L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellow 2015

A passion for fish and sharks, and a desire to better understand how climate change will impact marine species has seen Townsville based scientist Dr Jodie Rummer win one the prest...

24 Aug 2015
Climate’s profound impact on marine biodiversity

Climate’s profound impact on marine biodiversity

New research into the impact of climate change has found that warming oceans will cause profound changes in the global distribution of marine biodiversity.In a study published ...

21 Jul 2015
Why offspring cope better with climate change – it’s all in the genes!

Why offspring cope better with climate change – it’s all in the genes!

In a world first study, researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University have unlocked the genetic mystery of why some specie...

03 Jul 2015
Ocean near tipping point scientists warn

Ocean near tipping point scientists warn

International ocean scientists have issued a blunt warning to world leaders ahead of the November 2015 climate change negotiations in Paris (COP21).In a paper published in the ...

30 Jun 2015
Greater protection needed for Great Barrier Reef’s magnificent table corals

Greater protection needed for Great Barrier Reef’s magnificent table corals

Scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University say more needs to be done to protect vulnerable table corals on the Great Barrier Reef. ...

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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