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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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Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

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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 2016
Scientist witnesses severe coral bleaching

Scientist witnesses severe coral bleaching

James Cook University scientists have described scenes of widespread damage as coral bleaching extends its reach in the northern Great Barrier Reef. Senior Research Fellow, Dr J...

14 Mar 2016
National Coral Taskforce puts plan into effect as bleaching intensifies

National Coral Taskforce puts plan into effect as bleaching intensifies

Coral bleaching due to global warming has continued to worsen in the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) over the past two weeks, even as cooler weather has brought significant repri...

08 Mar 2016
Shark babies remain strong despite ocean acidification

Shark babies remain strong despite ocean acidification

An Australian study published today has found that certain baby sharks are able to cope with the level of ocean acidification predicted for the end of this century. Dr. Jodie Ru...

01 Mar 2016
National Coral Bleaching Taskforce keeping a close watch on the Reef

National Coral Bleaching Taskforce keeping a close watch on the Reef

Minor, but widespread, reports of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef are being closely watched by the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce, which is concerned about current tr...

23 Feb 2016
Reef sharks prefer bite-size meals

Reef sharks prefer bite-size meals

Sharks have a reputation for having voracious appetites, but a new study shows that most coral reef sharks eat prey that are smaller than a cheeseburger. Lead author, Dr Ashley ...

20 Feb 2016
Ocean acidification causes deformities in young coral skeletons

Ocean acidification causes deformities in young coral skeletons

Ocean acidification could lead to smaller, more porous and malformed skeletons in coral recruits by 2100 say a team of scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef S...

17 Feb 2016
Why do fishers fish?

Why do fishers fish?

To effectively manage fisheries worldwide, we first need to understand exactly why people fish. And the reasons are many. In Australia, 96% of recreational fishers cited a conne...

05 Feb 2016
Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage

Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage

A pioneering new study shows that the rate fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby. Professor Mark McCormick of the ARC Centre of Excellence for...

28 Jan 2016
Baby fish feeling the heat

Baby fish feeling the heat

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University have found that long hot summers can wreak havoc on the development of coral reef fish. ...

21 Jan 2016
‘Twilight zone’ fish swim silently with forked tails

‘Twilight zone’ fish swim silently with forked tails

Study lead author, Dr Tom Bridge from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, says the research, published in the journal Proceedings of the R...

19 Jan 2016
Living fossils and rare corals revealed in the deep Coral Sea

Living fossils and rare corals revealed in the deep Coral Sea

An investigation of previously unexplored depths of Australia’s Coral Sea has revealed living fossils, rare corals and sponges, and ecosystems that have remained largely unchange...

19 Jan 2016
Coral reef conservation goes hi-tech

Coral reef conservation goes hi-tech

Marine biologists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the University of Queensland have increased the speed of underwater coral image analysis by a massive...

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