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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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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. ...

17 Jun 2015
Sediment makes it harder for baby Nemo to breathe easy

Sediment makes it harder for baby Nemo to breathe easy

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University have discovered that suspended sediment damages fish gills and can increase the rate o...

02 Jun 2015
Great Barrier Reef marine reserves combat coral disease

Great Barrier Reef marine reserves combat coral disease

A new and significant role for marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef has been revealed, with researchers finding the reserves reduce the prevalence of coral diseases.It’s...

01 May 2015
Tropical marine ecosystems most at threat from human impact

Tropical marine ecosystems most at threat from human impact

An international team of scientists has used the 23-million-year fossil record to calculate which marine animals and ecosystems are most at risk of extinction today.In a paper ...

21 Apr 2015
Fishing impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

Fishing impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

New research shows that fishing is having a significant impact on the make-up of fish populations of the Great Barrier Reef.It’s long been known that environmental impacts su...

09 Apr 2015
Roadmap to recovery to inform coral reef management

Roadmap to recovery to inform coral reef management

A simple test of the number of fish living on a coral reef can be used as a roadmap to restore degraded reefs and fishers’ livelihoods according to a global study published in th...

07 Apr 2015
We can fix the Great Barrier Reef

We can fix the Great Barrier Reef

Leading coral reef scientists say Australia could restore the Great Barrier Reef to its former glory through better policies that focus on science, protection and conservation....

30 Mar 2015
Equatorial fish babies in hot water

Equatorial fish babies in hot water

Scientists have discovered that rising ocean temperatures slow the development of baby fish around the equator, raising concerns about the impact of global warming on fish and fish...

27 Mar 2015
Twice the coral trout in Great Barrier Reef protected zones

Twice the coral trout in Great Barrier Reef protected zones

Coral trout in protected ‘green zones’ are not only bigger and more abundant than those in fished ‘blue zones’ of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but they are also bett...

20 Mar 2015
World Heritage sites risk collapse without stronger local management

World Heritage sites risk collapse without stronger local management

Without better local management, the world’s most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, say researchers in a study published in the journal Science....

03 Mar 2015
Centre of Excellence in major study with Saudi university

Centre of Excellence in major study with Saudi university

James Cook University and a major Saudi Arabian university have kicked off a three-year joint study that could take climate change research into completely new territory.A JCU ...

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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