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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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Ciemon Frank Caballes

Ciemon Frank Caballes


PhD graduate; Adjunct Postdoctoral Research Fellow


PhD, James Cook University (2017); MSc in Biology, University of Guam (2009); BSc in Biology, Silliman University (2004)


James Cook University, Townsville



+61 (0)7 4781 5747


Ciemon completed his BSc in Biology at Silliman University in the Philippines. He proceeded to work with the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation after his undergraduate studies and was involved in several coral reef management projects throughout the Philippines. He received his MSc in Biology degree from the University of Guam in 2009, where he studied the role of chemical cues on the feeding ecology and distribution of crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) populations around Guam. After finishing his MSc, he continued to study and monitor chronic COTS outbreaks on Guam’s reefs and collaborated with JCU on developing novel techniques to control COTS populations. He recently finished his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Morgan Pratchett, Dr. Jairo Rivera-Posada, Dr. Andrew Hoey, and Dr. Alexander Kerr. His research explored environmental influences on the reproductive biology and early life history of COTS. He is currently an adjunct postdoctoral researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies working with Ultra Coral Australia as part of an Advance Queensland Knowledge Transfer Partnership grant.

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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