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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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22 Sep 2016
Shoal-mates soothe stressed fish

Shoal-mates soothe stressed fish

Coral reef fish get stressed and lose weight if they are separated from each other, according to new research about the Great Barrier Reef. For the first time, researchers from ...

18 Aug 2016
Centre of Excellence scientist Jennifer Donelson wins Tall Poppy award

Centre of Excellence scientist Jennifer Donelson wins Tall Poppy award

Scientist Jennifer Donelson has been awarded one of Queensland's most prestigious science prizes - the Queensland Young Tall Poppy award - for researching the impact of climate cha...

29 Jul 2016
Conservation scientists help fish catch a break

Conservation scientists help fish catch a break

Underneath the waves of Palikir Pass, one of the world’s top surf breaks in the Pacific Ocean, lies a new safe zone which aims to ensure the survival of local fisheries and t...

24 Jun 2016
Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival

Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival

Scientists say good bacteria could be the key to keeping coral healthy, able to withstand the impacts of global warming, and securing the long-term survival of reefs worldwide. ...

23 Jun 2016
Limiting global warming to save coral reefs

Limiting global warming to save coral reefs

Extensive coral bleaching on many of the world’s reefs over the past two years has highlighted their susceptibility to thermal stress with global warming already at 0.9C to date....

22 Jun 2016
Tapping Fishers’ memories reveals long lost fishing trends

Tapping Fishers’ memories reveals long lost fishing trends

Scientists have reconstructed long-term data on fish catches using fishers’ memories to reveal how their rewards have declined over the past 50 years. More than 100 fishers fr...

22 Jun 2016
Seaweed threat to Pacific coral reefs

Seaweed threat to Pacific coral reefs

Coral Reefs in the Pacific Ocean are at risk if ways to combat a rise in seaweed are ignored. “Pacific reefs are more vulnerable to increases in seaweed than we used to think,...

21 Jun 2016
Heat sickens corals in global bleaching event

Heat sickens corals in global bleaching event

Death is only one possible outcome from coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures due to global warming. Australian scientists report that many surviving corals affected by...

16 Jun 2016
Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

Researchers have discovered a handful of ‘bright spots’ among the world’s embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical new approach to conservation. In one of ...

06 Jun 2016
Coral bleaching reaches Coral Sea

Coral bleaching reaches Coral Sea

Scientists say the effect of coral bleaching in the Coral Sea is similar to that recently experienced in the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Hugo Harrison from the ARC Centre of Excellen...

30 May 2016
Coral death toll climbs on Great Barrier Reef

Coral death toll climbs on Great Barrier Reef

Coral reef scientists estimate that mass bleaching has killed 35% of corals on the northern and central Great Barrier Reef. After months of intensive aerial and underwater surve...

24 May 2016
Networking lets sharks off the hook

Networking lets sharks off the hook

Tuna fishers who network with their competition may be able to stop thousands of sharks a year from being accidentally captured and killed in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers from...

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James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au