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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 Apr 2017
Reef-building algae adjusts internal chemistry in response to climate change

Reef-building algae adjusts internal chemistry in response to climate change

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) have discovered that coralline algae, critical for the formation and maintenance of coral reefs, is...

23 Mar 2017
Lack of staffing, funds hamper marine-protected areas

Lack of staffing, funds hamper marine-protected areas

A widespread lack of funds and personnel are preventing marine protected areas from reaching their full potential, reveals a new global study involving researchers from the ARC Cen...

16 Mar 2017
Scientists mobilise as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists mobilise as bleaching resumes on Great Barrier Reef

Coral researchers are remobilising to conduct aerial and underwater surveys along the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere in Australia as coral bleaching reappears for the second year...

16 Feb 2017
Deep reefs offer no ‘lifeline’ for shallow coral

Deep reefs offer no ‘lifeline’ for shallow coral

A new study argues we should not count on deep coral reefs as a “lifeline” for shallow reefs. Often highlighted as important ecological refuges, deep sections of coral reefs...

01 Feb 2017
Acid trip makes clumsy cone snails miss their prey

Acid trip makes clumsy cone snails miss their prey

Deadly cone snails are too clumsy to catch their prey when exposed to the levels of ocean acidification expected under predicted climate change, according to new research published...

22 Dec 2016
Magnetic force pulls baby reef fish back home

Magnetic force pulls baby reef fish back home

Baby reef fish have an internal magnetic ‘compass’ that directs them home at night, world-first research has revealed. Professor Mike Kingsford from the ARC Centre of Excell...

20 Dec 2016
Coral Reef scientist among Nature’s top 10 ‘researchers who mattered’

Coral Reef scientist among Nature’s top 10 ‘researchers who mattered’

The prestigious science journal, Nature, has named Australian professor, Terry Hughes, as one of the elite list of ‘top ten people who mattered’ in the world this year, for his...

29 Nov 2016
Life and death after Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Life and death after Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The worst affected area, a 700 km swath of reefs in the northern ...

11 Nov 2016
Climate change ripples through life on earth

Climate change ripples through life on earth

Climate change is affecting most life on Earth, despite an average global temperature increase of just 1°C, say leading international scientists in a study published today in Scie...

01 Nov 2016
‘Bright spots’ funding to shine new light on coral reef fisheries

‘Bright spots’ funding to shine new light on coral reef fisheries

A James Cook University researcher will search the planet to find reefs with thriving fish populations, as part of a radical new approach to help make the globe’s coral reef fish...

26 Oct 2016
Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are surveying the continuing aftermath of the worst coral bleaching event ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef. Six months after the extreme underwater heatwave of 2...

05 Oct 2016
Clever fish play it cool

Clever fish play it cool

Ocean warming is occurring at such a rapid rate that fish are searching for cooler waters to call home. A team of international scientists led by the ARC Centre of Excellence fo...

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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