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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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11 Feb 2014
Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future

Fish living near the equator will not thrive in the warmer oceans of the future

According to an international team of researchers, the rapid pace of climate change is threatening the future presence of fish near the equator. “Our studies found that one sp...

04 Feb 2014
Waves costly for fish

Waves costly for fish

Big waves are energetically costly for fish, and there are more big waves than ever. The good news is that fish might be able to adapt. “There has been a lot of recent work in...

07 Jan 2014
Jumping snails left grounded in future oceans

Jumping snails left grounded in future oceans

Sea snails that leap to escape their predators may soon lose their extraordinary jumping ability because of rising human carbon dioxide emissions, a team of international scientist...

24 Dec 2013
Breaking News – Coral Centre awarded 7 years of funding

Breaking News – Coral Centre awarded 7 years of funding

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies has been awarded $A28m by the Australian Research Council for 2014 to 2020. The Centre will be reorganised into three new resear...

04 Dec 2013
Linking social science and ecology to solve the world’s environmental problems

Linking social science and ecology to solve the world’s environmental problems

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) at James Cook University are engaging social science to help solve some of the world’s biggest envir...

27 Nov 2013
Reef fish find it’s too hot to swim

Reef fish find it’s too hot to swim

We all know the feeling, it’s a hot summer afternoon and you have no appetite and don’t want to do anything apart from lay on the couch. A team of researchers from the ARC C...

29 Oct 2013
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teens merge traditional ecological knowledge with marine science on Orpheus Island

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teens merge traditional ecological knowledge with marine science on Orpheus Island

Few get to experience Orpheus Island in their lifetime, but this weekend a team of 40 high school students embark on an overnight trip to the island on the Great Barrier Reef as th...

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...

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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