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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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David Yellowlees

David Yellowlees


Professor and Assistant Director


Visiting scientist, Protein Phosphorylation unit, Dundee University – 1980-81, 1986; Visiting Professor, Marine Biotechnology Institute, Shimizu, Japan – 1992; Head of School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences (2000 -2006); Assistant Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral reef Studies (2007-); Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences
Appointed to JCU - 1971


James Cook University



+61 (0)7 4781 6249


Visiting scientist, Protein Phosphorylation unit, Dundee University – 1980-81, 1986; Visiting Professor, Marine Biotechnology Institute, Shimizu, Japan – 1992; Head of School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences (2000 -2006); Assistant Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral reef Studies (2007-); Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences
Appointed to JCU – 1971

Research and Professional Interests

Metabolic interactions between symbiotic dinoflagellates and their invertebrate hosts; inorganic carbon acquisition in marine symbioses; the role of carbonic anhydrase in marine symbioses; photosynthesis in symbiotic dinoflagellates; carbonic anhydrase structure and function in the giant clam symbiosis

Publications

JCU Research Online listing

Yellowlees, D., Rees, T.A.V., Leggat, W. (2008) Metabolic interactions between algal symbionts and invertebrate hosts. Plant, Cell Environment In Press

Leggat, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Dove, S., Yellowlees, D. (2007) Analysis of an EST Library from the Dinoflagellate (Symbiodinium sp.) symbiont of reef-building corals. J. Phycol. 43:1010-1021.

Leggat, W., Dixon, R., Saleh, S., Yellowlees, D. (2005) A novel carbonic anhydrase from the giant clam Tridacna gigas contains two carbonic anhydrase domains. FEBS Journal 272: 3297-3305

Leggat, W., Whitney, S.M., Yellowlees, D. (2004) Is coral bleaching due to the instability of the zooxanthellae dark reactions? Symbiosis 37:137-153

Leggat, W., Buck, B.H., Grice, A., Yellowlees, D. (2003) The impact of bleaching on the metabolic contribution of dinoflagellate symbionts to their giant clam host. Plant, Cell Environment 26:1951-1961.

Leggat, W., Marendy, E.M., Baillie, B., Whitney, S.M., Ludwig, M., Badger, M.R., Yellowlees, D. (2002) Dinoflagellate symbioses: strategies and adaptations for the acquisition

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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