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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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15 Oct 2013
Science and tradition secure a fishier future for Fiji

Science and tradition secure a fishier future for Fiji

In a world where fish catches are collapsing around the globe, Fijian fish are on the comeback trail thanks to a remarkable blend of centuries-old tradition and the latest science....

11 Oct 2013
Corals ‘can fight acidifying oceans’

Corals ‘can fight acidifying oceans’

In a world-first, scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (ARC CoE) have shown that tropical corals have the ability to fight back against acidifying oc...

10 Oct 2013
Seafood lovers ‘can help save our reefs’

Seafood lovers ‘can help save our reefs’

Seafood lovers can play a crucial role in deciding the fate of the world’s coral reefs and their gorgeously-coloured fish, says a leading marine scientist. Seafood consumption...

03 Oct 2013
Exploring the future of our coral reefs

Exploring the future of our coral reefs

The current condition and future prospects of Australia’s coral reefs will be in the spotlight at a gathering of leading marine scientists in Townsville on 10th-11th October, 201...

13 Sep 2013
Study provides insights on protecting world’s poor from climate change

Study provides insights on protecting world’s poor from climate change

The worst impacts of climate change on the world’s poorest fishing communities can likely be avoided by careful management of the local environment and investing in the diversifi...

02 Sep 2013
Bringing corals back from the brink

Bringing corals back from the brink

Shocks caused by climate and seasonal change could be used to aid recovery of some of the world’s badly-degraded coral reefs, an international team of scientists has proposed. ...

20 Aug 2013
Nemo can’t go home

Nemo can’t go home

Round the planet the loveable clownfish Nemo may be losing his home, a new scientific study has revealed. Research by an international team of marine scientists has found that s...

14 Aug 2013
Barriers to fish evolution

Barriers to fish evolution

Nemo may have found his way home, but when it comes to evolution, he and his friends encounter a whole different set of challenges. The challenges include hard and soft barriers...

13 Aug 2013
Baby corals pass the acid test

Baby corals pass the acid test

Corals can survive the early stages of their development even under the tough conditions that rising carbon emissions will impose on them says a new study from the ARC Centre of Ex...

04 Aug 2013
Climate ‘causing huge changes in ocean life’

Climate ‘causing huge changes in ocean life’

Profound changes are taking place in marine life around the planet in response to global warming, an international team of scientists has found. Marine species – including fis...

08 Jul 2013
Baby fish ‘steer by the sun’

Baby fish ‘steer by the sun’

Baby coral reef fishes find their way home using the sun and a body clock to steer by. A remarkable discovery by an international team of marine scientists has found that tiny f...

05 Jul 2013
Jumping snails leap over global warming

Jumping snails leap over global warming

Snails in the Great Barrier Reef literally jump for their life to avoid predators. But will they be able to maintain these life-saving jumps, with rising sea temperatures? A new st...

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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