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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 Jul 2018
Piscatory paradox: frigid polar oceans, not balmy coral reefs, are species-formation hot spots for marine fishes

Piscatory paradox: frigid polar oceans, not balmy coral reefs, are species-formation hot spots for marine fishes

Tropical oceans teem with the dazzle and flash of colourful reef fishes, and contain far more species than the cold ocean waters found at high latitudes. This “latitudinal divers...

23 Jun 2018
Coral reef scientist receives royal honour

Coral reef scientist receives royal honour

The exemplary research of Distinguished Professor Terry Hughes, coral reef scientist and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, wa...

19 Jun 2018
Marine reserves are vital – but under pressure

Marine reserves are vital – but under pressure

A massive study of nearly 1800 tropical coral reefs around the world has found that marine reserves near heavily populated areas struggle to do their job - but are a vast improveme...

14 Jun 2018
Coral reefs losing ability to keep pace with sea-level rise

Coral reefs losing ability to keep pace with sea-level rise

Many coral reefs will be unable to keep growing fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels, leaving tropical coastlines and low-lying islands exposed to increased erosion and fl...

28 May 2018
Combination of light and temperature naturally regulate algal abundance

Combination of light and temperature naturally regulate algal abundance

A two-year study has found the amount of algae on a coral reef is influenced by interaction between light and temperature, as well as by human impacts.  Global studies have long ...

23 May 2018
Study reveals how sub-tropical corals cope with the cold

Study reveals how sub-tropical corals cope with the cold

Corals growing in high-latitude reefs in Western Australia can regulate their internal chemistry to promote growth under cooler temperatures, according to new research at the ARC C...

10 May 2018
Study finds marine protected areas can help coral reefs

Study finds marine protected areas can help coral reefs

Reports in recent years that marine protected areas (MPAs) aren’t effective in saving coral reefs from the damaging effects of global climate change have led some to argue that s...

02 May 2018
Internal control helps corals resist acidification

Internal control helps corals resist acidification

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at The University of Western Australia (UWA) have found that some corals are able to combat the effe...

01 May 2018
Reef fish inherit tolerance to warming oceans

Reef fish inherit tolerance to warming oceans

Thanks to mom and dad, baby reef fish may have what it takes to adjust to hotter oceans.In a rapidly changing climate, the decline of animal populations is a very real concern....

19 Apr 2018
Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef

Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef

A new study published online today in Nature shows that corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016....

06 Apr 2018
Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish

Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish

New research reveals that global warming also affects fish who depend on corals.The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is revered for its kaleidoscope of colour. New international resea...

03 Apr 2018
Coral reefs protect coasts from severe storms

Coral reefs protect coasts from severe storms

Coral reefs can naturally protect coasts from tropical cyclones by reducing the impact of large waves before they reach the shore, according to scientists.Tropical cyclones wre...

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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