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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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19 Feb 2013
Nesting site protection ‘key to save turtles from climate change’

Nesting site protection ‘key to save turtles from climate change’

International marine scientists today warned it will be vital to protect key marine turtle nesting grounds and areas that may be suitable for turtle nesting in the future to ensure...

04 Feb 2013
Crabs help reef fight deadly disease

Crabs help reef fight deadly disease

A particular species of crab has been helping Great Barrier Reef coral combat white syndrome, a deadly disease that causes coral tissue to disintegrate. Joseph Pollock, from the...

14 Jan 2013
Tiny reef speedster challenges tuna in the ocean sprint

Tiny reef speedster challenges tuna in the ocean sprint

Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barri...

10 Jan 2013
Ocean acidification upsets the acid-base balance of corals

Ocean acidification upsets the acid-base balance of corals

Researchers in Monaco and Australia have solved a key part of the mystery surrounding why ocean acidification slows down the growth of reef-building corals. Ocean acidification,...

27 Dec 2012
China’s corals facing ‘wicked problem’

China’s corals facing ‘wicked problem’

China’s coral reefs have suffered a devastating 80 per cent decline in recent decades, driven mainly by the country’s unrestrained economic development, according to a new inte...

11 Dec 2012
Scary news for corals – from the Ice Age

Scary news for corals – from the Ice Age

There is growing scientific concern that corals could retreat from equatorial seas and oceans as the Earth continues to warm, a team of international marine researchers warned toda...

28 Nov 2012
Fish parasite a drag

Fish parasite a drag

Using a fish treadmill and moulded plastic parasites, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at The Australian National University have found that the...

27 Nov 2012
Marine reserves ‘must adapt to climate change’

Marine reserves ‘must adapt to climate change’

Australia can be a world leader in designing marine reserves that keep pace with changes in the climate and human activity and still successfully protect their sea life, a leading ...

26 Nov 2012
Humanity urged to make best use of ‘borrowed’ time

Humanity urged to make best use of ‘borrowed’ time

Humanity may be able to avert major environmental catastrophes that now loom if it learns to make better use of ‘borrowed time’, an eminent marine biologist will tell the Austr...

13 Nov 2012
Naïve fish: easy targets for spear fishers

Naïve fish: easy targets for spear fishers

Big fish that have grown up in marine reserves don’t seem to know enough to avoid fishers armed with spear guns waiting outside the reserve. The latest research by an Australi...

07 Nov 2012
Historic coral collapse on Great Barrier Reef

Historic coral collapse on Great Barrier Reef

Australian marine scientists have unearthed evidence of an historic coral collapse in Queensland’s Palm Islands following development on the nearby mainland. Cores taken throu...

31 Oct 2012
Discovery of mega-rich coral biodiversity in Aceh, Indonesia

Discovery of mega-rich coral biodiversity in Aceh, Indonesia

Terkait Publikasi internasional kerjasama antara Pusat Studi Kelautan dan Perikanan (PSKP) Universitas Syiah Kuala Banda Aceh, ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Jame...

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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