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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 Bleaching

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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23 Apr 2016
Corals most important for building reefs are now in sharp decline

Corals most important for building reefs are now in sharp decline

A new study has found that the very corals responsible for establishing today’s reefs are now some of the most threatened coral species due to climate change and other man-made s...

20 Apr 2016
Only 7% of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided coral bleaching

Only 7% of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided coral bleaching

Australian scientists have revealed today the full extent of the coral bleaching that is unfolding on the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland. The final results of e...

15 Apr 2016
Great Barrier Reef risks losing tolerance to bleaching events

Great Barrier Reef risks losing tolerance to bleaching events

A new study has found that Great Barrier Reef (GBR) corals were able to survive past bleaching events because they were exposed to a pattern of gradually warming waters in the lead...

06 Apr 2016
New database gives scientists hope for helping coral reefs

New database gives scientists hope for helping coral reefs

With the future of coral reefs threatened now more than ever, researchers have announced the release of a new global database that enables scientists and managers to more quickly a...

05 Apr 2016
Fishing for the future of coral reefs

Fishing for the future of coral reefs

New science-based fishery regulations are needed if coral reefs are to have a future in the face of climate change. An international team, led by ARC Centre of Excellence for Co...

05 Apr 2016
National Coral Taskforce unleashes an armada of experts

National Coral Taskforce unleashes an armada of experts

After months of careful planning, 300 Australian coral reef researchers have launched a small flotilla of research vessels, each one filled to the gills with highly trained experts...

02 Apr 2016
Crafting a sustainable future for humanity

Crafting a sustainable future for humanity

Global efforts to protect the planet will fail unless we take concepts like equality and wellbeing into account, according to a new paper published today in the journal Science. ...

29 Mar 2016
Coral Bleaching Taskforce documents most severe bleaching on record

Coral Bleaching Taskforce documents most severe bleaching on record

Aerial surveys of more than 500 coral reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea reveal that the most pristine section of the Great Barrier Reef is currently experiencing the worst, mas...

21 Mar 2016
Scientist witnesses severe coral bleaching

Scientist witnesses severe coral bleaching

James Cook University scientists have described scenes of widespread damage as coral bleaching extends its reach in the northern Great Barrier Reef. Senior Research Fellow, Dr J...

14 Mar 2016
National Coral Taskforce puts plan into effect as bleaching intensifies

National Coral Taskforce puts plan into effect as bleaching intensifies

Coral bleaching due to global warming has continued to worsen in the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) over the past two weeks, even as cooler weather has brought significant repri...

08 Mar 2016
Shark babies remain strong despite ocean acidification

Shark babies remain strong despite ocean acidification

An Australian study published today has found that certain baby sharks are able to cope with the level of ocean acidification predicted for the end of this century. Dr. Jodie Ru...

01 Mar 2016
National Coral Bleaching Taskforce keeping a close watch on the Reef

National Coral Bleaching Taskforce keeping a close watch on the Reef

Minor, but widespread, reports of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef are being closely watched by the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce, which is concerned about current tr...

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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