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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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06 Dec 2018
Mystery of colour patterns of reef fish solved!

Mystery of colour patterns of reef fish solved!

Scientists have solved the mystery of why some closely-related species of an iconic reef fish have vastly different colour patterns, while others look very similar.Innovative res...

05 Dec 2018
Turning climate change from a ‘tragedy of the commons’ to positive action

Turning climate change from a ‘tragedy of the commons’ to positive action

Climate change must no longer be viewed as a “tragedy of the commons”, say researchers from the University of Exeter and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at ...

04 Dec 2018
Friends matter in climate change response

Friends matter in climate change response

A James Cook University scientist is investigating how people’s social networks prompt them to take action on climate change - or discourage them from doing so – in an attempt ...

27 Nov 2018
Global leaders recognised

Global leaders recognised

Six researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE) have been listed amongst the world’s most influential scientists.C...

02 Nov 2018
“Robust” corals primed to resist coral bleaching

“Robust” corals primed to resist coral bleaching

A world-first study has revealed that “robust” reef-building corals are the only known organisms in the animal kingdom to make one of the “essential” amino acids, which may...

22 Oct 2018
Fish give up the fight after coral bleaching

Fish give up the fight after coral bleaching

Researchers have found that when water temperatures heat up for corals, fish ‘tempers’ cool down, providing the first clear evidence of coral bleaching serving as a trigger for...

19 Oct 2018
150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish

150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish

An international team of researchers have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea in the time of the dinosaurs in the late Jurassic about 150 million years...

20 Sep 2018
Reef researcher wins prestigious queensland science award

Reef researcher wins prestigious queensland science award

A researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University has received one of Queensland’s most prestigious science prizes – the Queensla...

12 Sep 2018
New database to better guide global conservation efforts

New database to better guide global conservation efforts

James Cook University researchers say a new global database will lead to better marine parks by helping to bridge critical gaps in marine conservation planning.Dr Jorge G. Álv...

11 Sep 2018
Finding Nemo’s Genes

Finding Nemo’s Genes

An international team of researchers has mapped Nemo’s genome, providing the research community with an invaluable resource to decode the response of fish to environmental change...

05 Sep 2018
Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef not limited to shallow depths

Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef not limited to shallow depths

A team of international marine scientists working with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at The University of Queensland (Coral CoE) has found evidence to suggest...

04 Sep 2018
Can sustainable development co-exist with current economic growth?

Can sustainable development co-exist with current economic growth?

New research confronts the elephant in the room – the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability – and reveals the vast incompatibili...

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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