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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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Adam T Downie

Adam T Downie


PhD candidate



BSc (Hons) University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus


James Cook University




Adam completed his BSc (Hons), majoring in marine biology, in 2015 at the University of New Brunswick (Saint John campus). His honors thesis was with Dr. James Kieffer (http://shortnose.weebly.com/) and investigated the impact of acute salinity exposure on survival and hematology of juvenile shortnose sturgeon. Adam continued to work in Dr. Kieffer’s lab as a research technician for most of 2015 after graduation and worked on exercise physiology and substrate preference of juvenile sturgeon. In 2016, he began a 10 month internship with Dr. Jodie Rummer (http://www.jodierummer.com/lab.html), helping students in her lab with their research. In 2017, Adam began his PhD, investigating the exercise physiology and aerobic metabolism of coral reef fish larvae over developmental history. He is supervised by Dr. Jodie Rummer, Prof Mark McCormick and Dr. Peter Cowman.

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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