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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 May 2012
Call to save Australia’s disappearing sea snakes

Call to save Australia’s disappearing sea snakes

Australia’s sea snakes may be more in danger of extinction than previously thought, marine scientists say.New research on turtleheaded sea snakes that frequent coral reefs in...

13 Apr 2012
Coral reef winners and losers in a warmer world

Coral reef winners and losers in a warmer world

There are winners and losers among corals under the accumulating impacts of climate change, according to a new scientific study.In the world’s first large-scale investigation...

11 Apr 2012
CO2 ‘is messing with coral skeletons’

CO2 ‘is messing with coral skeletons’

An international scientific team has carried out the world’s first analysis of the impact of ocean acidification on every gene in the coral genome, throwing new light on the like...

02 Apr 2012
Corals ‘could survive a more acidic ocean’

Corals ‘could survive a more acidic ocean’

Corals may be better placed to cope with the gradual acidification of the world’s oceans than previously thought – giving rise to hopes that coral reefs might escape climatic d...

20 Mar 2012
Avoiding the tragedy of overfishing

Avoiding the tragedy of overfishing

Management of fisheries at the community level can help curb overfishing and the ‘tragedy of the commons’ which is driving humans to decimate the planet’s dwindling fish stoc...

08 Mar 2012
Parenting comes at a price for male fish

Parenting comes at a price for male fish

Being a great dad can mean starving to protect the kids, putting up with a jealous spouse – and often, dying young. At least, if you’re a cardinalfish.A survival strategy t...

23 Feb 2012
Scientists call for no-take coral sea park

Scientists call for no-take coral sea park

More than 300 eminent scientists from 21 other countries around the world today urged the Australian Federal Government to create the world’s largest no-take marine reserve in th...

13 Feb 2012
Big fish reveal shelter secrets on reefcam

Big fish reveal shelter secrets on reefcam

When it comes to choosing a place to hang out, big reef fish like coral trout, snappers and sweetlips have strong architectural preferences.The choices big fish make on where t...

23 Jan 2012
Lessons in coral reef survival from deep time

Lessons in coral reef survival from deep time

Lessons from tens of millions of years ago are pointing to new ways to save and protect today’s coral reefs and their myriad of beautiful and many-hued fishes at a time of huge c...

20 Jan 2012
Multiple partners not the only way for corals to stay cool

Multiple partners not the only way for corals to stay cool

Recent experiments conducted at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) produced striking results, showing for the first time that corals hosting a single type of “zoox...

26 Dec 2011
Australians urged to support world’s largest marine park

Australians urged to support world’s largest marine park

Two eminent tropical marine scientists today urged Australians to get behind a plan by the Federal Government to transform nearly a million square kilometers of the Coral Sea into ...

04 Nov 2011
Sea life “must swim faster to survive”

Sea life “must swim faster to survive”

Fish and other sea creatures will have to travel large distances to survive climate change, international marine scientists have warned. Sea life, particularly in the Indian Ocean...

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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