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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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24 Sep 2012
Climate is changing the Great Barrier Reef

Climate is changing the Great Barrier Reef

Satellite measurement of sea surface temperatures has yielded clear evidence of major changes taking place in the waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef over the past 25 years,...

10 Sep 2012
Seafood caution as Ciguatera attacks rise

Seafood caution as Ciguatera attacks rise

A team of international marine scientists has reported a 60 per cent increase in the incidence of cases of Ciguatera poisoning among people living in Pacific Island nations. Cig...

21 Aug 2012
Sea life ‘facing major shock’

Sea life ‘facing major shock’

Life in the world’s oceans faces far greater change and risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, a team of the world’s leading marine scienti...

06 Aug 2012
New study helps predict impact of ocean acidification on shellfish

New study helps predict impact of ocean acidification on shellfish

  An international study to understand and predict the likely impact of ocean acidification on shellfish and other marine organisms living in seas from the tropics to the p...

12 Jul 2012
Our coral reefs: In trouble – but tougher than we thought

Our coral reefs: In trouble – but tougher than we thought

Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Great Barrier Reef, recover faster from major stresses than their Caribbean counterparts, leading marine scientists said today...

10 Jul 2012
New book inspires children to protect Dugongs

New book inspires children to protect Dugongs

Australia’s children are being enlisted in the fight to save dugongs from the multiple threats of coastal development, climate change, and environmental pollution, thanks to the ...

10 Jul 2012
“We can still save our reefs”: Coral Scientist

“We can still save our reefs”: Coral Scientist

John Pandolfi keeps his optimism alive despite the grim scientific evidence he confronts daily that the world’s coral reefs are in a lot of trouble – along with 81 nations and ...

09 Jul 2012
Save what remains of our reefs, scientists urge

Save what remains of our reefs, scientists urge

With coral reefs around the world in rapid decline, it is imperative we make every effort to save the rest, say the world’s most top marine researchers, who are gathered this wee...

07 Jul 2012
Food security at risk in coral countries

Food security at risk in coral countries

Safeguarding food security in the Coral Triangle, the region embracing six nations and 350 million people to Australia’s north, is a key focus at an international meeting in Cair...

02 Jul 2012
Fish learn to cope in a high CO2 world

Fish learn to cope in a high CO2 world

Some coral reef fish may be better prepared to cope with rising CO2 in the world’s oceans – thanks to their parents. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Re...

07 Jun 2012
Caribbean wins the seaweed Olympics

Caribbean wins the seaweed Olympics

A new study finds that Caribbean seaweeds are far better competitors than their equivalents in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. But this triumph is bad news for Caribbean coral reefs...

05 Jun 2012
Australia ‘has two distinct white shark populations’

Australia ‘has two distinct white shark populations’

A new scientific study has identified two distinct populations of white shark at the east and west of Bass Strait in Australian waters, prompting researchers to suggest the huge fi...

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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