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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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Jon Brodie

Jon Brodie


Professorial Research Fellow


B Sc (Hons) Sydney University; M Sc, PhD James Cook University


James Cook University



+61 (0)7 4781 6435; +61 (0) 407127030


Professorial Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, 2016 –

Chief Research Scientist, Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER), 2014 – 2016

Principal Research Scientist, Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, James Cook University, 2001 – 2013

Director, Water Quality and Coastal Development Section, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, 1990 – 2001

Research Scientist, Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, James Cook University, 1988 – 1990

Director, Institute of Natural Resources, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, 1986 – 1987

Research Fellow, Institute of Natural Resources, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, 1981 – 1986
Link to JCU Research Portfolio *

* Note the Research Portfolio webpage for me is generally incomplete and quite out of date.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the sources of pollutants in catchments, transport of pollutants to the marine environment, the dispersal of land-based pollutants in coastal and marine environments and the effects of terrestrial pollutants on marine ecosystems. I am particularly interested in the following research areas: water quality in tropical coastal marine environments; the effects of sediments, nutrients, pesticides and other contaminants on coral reef and seagrass bed ecosystems; catchment sources of sediment, nutrient and pesticide discharge to coastal environments; land use practices which lead to enhanced rates of sediment, nutrient and pesticide discharge to coastal environments; river plume dynamics and biological, physical and chemical processes occurring in river plumes; temporal and spatial dynamics of water quality on the Great Barrier Reef; water quality management systems in coral reef environments. I have published over 100 peer reviewed articles in this field as well as more than 300 technical reports, books and book chapters.

I am also heavily involved in policy advice to Australian governments regarding management of water quality issues for the Great Barrier Reef. I was the lead author of the Scientific Consensus Statement documenting the status of knowledge and management for water quality issues affecting the Great Barrier Reef for the Queensland and Australian Governments in 2008, 2013 and 2016/2017 leading groups of more than 50 scientists and policy experts. I have been closely involved in the Water Quality Improvement Planning process for the GBR NRM regions over the last 10 years.

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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