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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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Maria Dornelas

Maria Dornelas


PhD Graduate


James Cook University



Maria grew up in Lisbon, Portugal, and wanted to be a “nature scientist” ever since she can remember. She did her BSc (Hons) at the Universidade de Lisboa, and first became interested in tropical ecology during her Honors project in Mozambique. She studied coral biodiversity patterns in the context of neutral theory for her PhD at James Cook University (2006). She continued to work on community ecology and biodiversity in her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, returning to the Centre as a postdoctoral fellow to study morphological and life history diversity of corals from 2008 to 2009.

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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