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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 Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

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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Patrick Buerger

Patrick Buerger


PhD Graduate


www.patrickbuerger.de


PhD


James Cook University, currently CSIRO / University of Melbourne




Patrick completed his PhD at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, James Cook University and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. His work highlighted viruses as potential contributors to and mitigators of the coral black band disease and white syndrome.
Prior to his research in Australia, Patrick obtained an MSc in Tropical Marine Ecology at the University of Bremen and a BSc in General Biology at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. If Patrick is not in the laboratory, he is passionate about innovative technologies that improve environmental conservation and science communication.

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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