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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 Bleaching

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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23 May 2016
Research leader wins top science honour

Research leader wins top science honour

One of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies' top researchers has received Australia’s most prestigious science honour - fellowship of the Australian Academy of...

16 May 2016
Coal shipping threat to Great Barrier Reef

Coal shipping threat to Great Barrier Reef

Australian researchers have raised fresh concerns that a major shipping disaster could harm the Great Barrier Reef, with new research revealing coal dust in seawater can kill coral...

12 May 2016
Smelly bleached coral stops reef fish from sensing enemy

Smelly bleached coral stops reef fish from sensing enemy

Australia’s worst-ever coral bleaching event is endangering the lives of reef fish who are unable to identify new predators. Researchers in Australia and Sweden found that the...

26 Apr 2016
Baby fish breathe easier around large predators

Baby fish breathe easier around large predators

Scientists have discovered that the presence of large fish predators can reduce stress on baby fish. Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at Jame...

23 Apr 2016
Corals most important for building reefs are now in sharp decline

Corals most important for building reefs are now in sharp decline

A new study has found that the very corals responsible for establishing today’s reefs are now some of the most threatened coral species due to climate change and other man-made s...

20 Apr 2016
Only 7% of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided coral bleaching

Only 7% of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided coral bleaching

Australian scientists have revealed today the full extent of the coral bleaching that is unfolding on the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland. The final results of e...

15 Apr 2016
Great Barrier Reef risks losing tolerance to bleaching events

Great Barrier Reef risks losing tolerance to bleaching events

A new study has found that Great Barrier Reef (GBR) corals were able to survive past bleaching events because they were exposed to a pattern of gradually warming waters in the lead...

06 Apr 2016
New database gives scientists hope for helping coral reefs

New database gives scientists hope for helping coral reefs

With the future of coral reefs threatened now more than ever, researchers have announced the release of a new global database that enables scientists and managers to more quickly a...

05 Apr 2016
Fishing for the future of coral reefs

Fishing for the future of coral reefs

New science-based fishery regulations are needed if coral reefs are to have a future in the face of climate change. An international team, led by ARC Centre of Excellence for Co...

05 Apr 2016
National Coral Taskforce unleashes an armada of experts

National Coral Taskforce unleashes an armada of experts

After months of careful planning, 300 Australian coral reef researchers have launched a small flotilla of research vessels, each one filled to the gills with highly trained experts...

02 Apr 2016
Crafting a sustainable future for humanity

Crafting a sustainable future for humanity

Global efforts to protect the planet will fail unless we take concepts like equality and wellbeing into account, according to a new paper published today in the journal Science. ...

29 Mar 2016
Coral Bleaching Taskforce documents most severe bleaching on record

Coral Bleaching Taskforce documents most severe bleaching on record

Aerial surveys of more than 500 coral reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea reveal that the most pristine section of the Great Barrier Reef is currently experiencing the worst, mas...

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James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

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