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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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13 Aug 2013
Baby corals pass the acid test

Baby corals pass the acid test

Corals can survive the early stages of their development even under the tough conditions that rising carbon emissions will impose on them says a new study from the ARC Centre of Ex...

04 Aug 2013
Climate ‘causing huge changes in ocean life’

Climate ‘causing huge changes in ocean life’

Profound changes are taking place in marine life around the planet in response to global warming, an international team of scientists has found.Marine species – including fis...

08 Jul 2013
Baby fish ‘steer by the sun’

Baby fish ‘steer by the sun’

Baby coral reef fishes find their way home using the sun and a body clock to steer by.A remarkable discovery by an international team of marine scientists has found that tiny f...

05 Jul 2013
Jumping snails leap over global warming

Jumping snails leap over global warming

Snails in the Great Barrier Reef literally jump for their life to avoid predators. But will they be able to maintain these life-saving jumps, with rising sea temperatures? A new st...

01 Jul 2013
How coral cures your ills

How coral cures your ills

Next time you successfully fight off a nasty infection, give thanks to the Great Barrier Reef.A dramatic discovery by an Australian team of scientists has revealed that the abi...

17 Jun 2013
How fish won the oxygen war

How fish won the oxygen war

A missing link in the story of how the fishes triumphed over toxic oceans and past climate changes has been revealed by an international team of scientists.The key to the evolu...

06 Jun 2013
Hope for recovery of coral reefs devastated by cyclone Yasi

Hope for recovery of coral reefs devastated by cyclone Yasi

Coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef devastated by cyclone Yasi were replenished by large numbers of coral larvae nine months after the cyclone.This finding by scientists at t...

05 Jun 2013
Parasitised fish pick sides

Parasitised fish pick sides

Press Release By ANUFish with parasites attached to their heads have a stronger preference for left or right when facing a T-intersection, giving them an edge when it comes to ...

30 May 2013
Deep refuge ‘can help save our reefs’

Deep refuge ‘can help save our reefs’

Marine scientists from Australia and the USA today called for global efforts to protect deeper coral reefs as insurance against the widespread destruction of shallow reefs and thei...

22 May 2013
Coral reefs ‘ruled by earthquakes and volcanoes’

Coral reefs ‘ruled by earthquakes and volcanoes’

Titanic forces in the Earth’s crust explain why the abundance and richness of corals varies dramatically across the vast expanse of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, a world-first s...

10 May 2013
Coral reefs’ collapse isn’t inevitable, researchers say

Coral reefs’ collapse isn’t inevitable, researchers say

Coral reefs are in decline, but their collapse can still be avoided with local and global action. That's according to findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology o...

15 Apr 2013
Scientists call for large ocean wilderness parks

Scientists call for large ocean wilderness parks

Leading international marine scientists have called for the protection of more, large marine wilderness areas in a bid to shield the world’s dwindling stocks of fish from destruc...

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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