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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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21 Jan 2016
‘Twilight zone’ fish swim silently with forked tails

‘Twilight zone’ fish swim silently with forked tails

Study lead author, Dr Tom Bridge from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, says the research, published in the journal Proceedings of the R...

19 Jan 2016
Living fossils and rare corals revealed in the deep Coral Sea

Living fossils and rare corals revealed in the deep Coral Sea

An investigation of previously unexplored depths of Australia’s Coral Sea has revealed living fossils, rare corals and sponges, and ecosystems that have remained largely unchange...

19 Jan 2016
Coral reef conservation goes hi-tech

Coral reef conservation goes hi-tech

Marine biologists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the University of Queensland have increased the speed of underwater coral image analysis by a massive...

13 Jan 2016
Tough times for the tree of life on coral reefs

Tough times for the tree of life on coral reefs

Marine scientists are calling for a re-think of how marine protected areas (MPAs) are planned and coordinated, following a global assessment of the conservation of tropical corals ...

22 Dec 2015
Scientists discover rare sea snakes, previously thought extinct, off Western Australia

Scientists discover rare sea snakes, previously thought extinct, off Western Australia

Scientists from James Cook University have discovered two critically endangered species of sea snakes, previously thought to be extinct, off the coast of Western Australia.It...

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...

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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