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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.

Coral Triangle Initiative

Coral Triangle Initiative

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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Bob Pressey

Bob Pressey


Professor; Chief Investigator and Program 1 Leader


Conservation planner in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. Seven years as a private environmental consultant, working mainly on survey and conservation evaluation of freshwater wetlands. Nineteen years as a research scientist with the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, focused on semi-arid and forest ecosystems. During work with the Parks Service, contributed to establishing the field of systematic conservation planning. Since 2007, a Professor and Chief Investigator at James Cook University's ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, with marine (as well as terrestrial and freshwater) research projects across Australia, through the Asia-Pacific region, and further afield.


BSc (Hons), USyd • MEnvStud, Macquarie University • PhD, University of New South Wales


James Cook University



+61 (0)7 4781 6194



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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