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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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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...

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...

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James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

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