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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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21 Mar 2018
Hunting squid slowed by rising carbon levels

Hunting squid slowed by rising carbon levels

Scientists have found that high carbon dioxide levels cause squid to bungle attacks on their prey.PhD candidate Blake Spady from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Stu...

02 Mar 2018
Boat noise sounds like trouble for reef fish

Boat noise sounds like trouble for reef fish

One in every eighteen Queenslanders owns a motorboat and uses it to visit and explore the Great Barrier Reef, but is their love for the reef threatening its fish?New ...

21 Feb 2018
Study exposes misperception of poaching on the GBR and its remedy

Study exposes misperception of poaching on the GBR and its remedy

New research has revealed the tiny minority of fishers who poach on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) think the illegal practice is justified, because they believe “everyone else is d...

29 Jan 2018
Coral reefs are in trouble – how can people adapt?

Coral reefs are in trouble – how can people adapt?

An international team of scientists has developed a strategy to boost people’s ability to adapt to climate change, revealed in a new study published today in the prestigious jour...

26 Jan 2018
Plastics linked to disease in coral

Plastics linked to disease in coral

An international team led by a JCU scientist has found that contact with plastic waste massively increases the chance of disease in corals.Dr Joleah Lamb, from the ARC Centre o...

05 Jan 2018
The window for saving the world’s coral reefs is rapidly closing

The window for saving the world’s coral reefs is rapidly closing

The world’s reefs are under siege from global warming, according to a novel study published today in the prestigious journal Science.For the first time, an international team...

22 Dec 2017
Taking stock of a thorny issue: 30 years of COTS research on the GBR

Taking stock of a thorny issue: 30 years of COTS research on the GBR

A new book exploring the best scientific research on preventing coral-eating Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) outbreaks, is expected to become a critical resource for informing mana...

08 Dec 2017
Disappearing sea snakes surprise researchers with hidden genetic diversity

Disappearing sea snakes surprise researchers with hidden genetic diversity

New research suggests an urgent need to find out why sea snakes are disappearing from known habitats, after it was discovered some seemingly identical sea snake populations are act...

15 Nov 2017
Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability

Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability

Scientists typically make every effort to keep all factors but one constant when doing an experiment. Global-change scientists might move a coral from a reef to an aquarium whose w...

03 Nov 2017
Research examines impact of coral bleaching on Western Australia’s coastline

Research examines impact of coral bleaching on Western Australia’s coastline

Researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA), ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE), and Western Australian Marine Science Institution have exa...

29 Sep 2017
Isolated coral reefs not immune to local human activity

Isolated coral reefs not immune to local human activity

Marine scientists at The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute and the ARC Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies have shown that local human activities negativ...

21 Sep 2017
Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs

Smart growth: Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs

For nearly 50 years, researchers have been stumped as to why sea shells from warm tropical waters are comparatively larger than their cold water relatives. New research, led by the...

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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