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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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05 Apr 2013
Remote reefs can be tougher than they look

Remote reefs can be tougher than they look

Joint AIMS/ARC Centre of Excellence media release Western Australia’s Scott Reef has recovered from mass bleaching in 1998. Isolated coral reefs can recover from catastrophic d...

01 Apr 2013
Community Power ‘Can Rescue Failing Fish Stocks’

Community Power ‘Can Rescue Failing Fish Stocks’

Traditional community-run marine reserves and fisheries can play a big role in helping to restore and maintain fish numbers in stressed developing nations’ coral reef fisheries. ...

25 Mar 2013
Climate ‘brings opportunities and threats to the Pacific’

Climate ‘brings opportunities and threats to the Pacific’

Climate change will bring both big opportunities and threats to the fish-dependent nations of the Pacific, international scientists say.While the coral reef fisheries of Pacifi...

19 Mar 2013
Tiny plants devour reefs in warming, acidic oceans

Tiny plants devour reefs in warming, acidic oceans

A world-first scientific study has found that, weakened by microscopic borers, the world’s coral reefs will erode more rapidly as the oceans warm and acidify.This phenomenon,...

27 Feb 2013
‘Blood Test’ for Crook Corals

‘Blood Test’ for Crook Corals

Using a world-first scientific discovery, Australian researchers are developing a stress-test for coral, to measure how coral reefs are being impacted by pressures from climate cha...

19 Feb 2013
Nesting site protection ‘key to save turtles from climate change’

Nesting site protection ‘key to save turtles from climate change’

International marine scientists today warned it will be vital to protect key marine turtle nesting grounds and areas that may be suitable for turtle nesting in the future to ensure...

04 Feb 2013
Crabs help reef fight deadly disease

Crabs help reef fight deadly disease

A particular species of crab has been helping Great Barrier Reef coral combat white syndrome, a deadly disease that causes coral tissue to disintegrate.Joseph Pollock, from the...

14 Jan 2013
Tiny reef speedster challenges tuna in the ocean sprint

Tiny reef speedster challenges tuna in the ocean sprint

Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barri...

10 Jan 2013
Ocean acidification upsets the acid-base balance of corals

Ocean acidification upsets the acid-base balance of corals

Researchers in Monaco and Australia have solved a key part of the mystery surrounding why ocean acidification slows down the growth of reef-building corals.Ocean acidification,...

27 Dec 2012
China’s corals facing ‘wicked problem’

China’s corals facing ‘wicked problem’

China’s coral reefs have suffered a devastating 80 per cent decline in recent decades, driven mainly by the country’s unrestrained economic development, according to a new inte...

11 Dec 2012
Scary news for corals – from the Ice Age

Scary news for corals – from the Ice Age

There is growing scientific concern that corals could retreat from equatorial seas and oceans as the Earth continues to warm, a team of international marine researchers warned toda...

28 Nov 2012
Fish parasite a drag

Fish parasite a drag

Using a fish treadmill and moulded plastic parasites, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at The Australian National University have found that the...

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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