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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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Robert Streit

Robert Streit


PhD candidate


James Cook University




Robert (Bert) grew up on the Indian Ocean coast in Kenya and after his undergraduate degree in biology in Munich, Germany, that early connection to tropical reefs washed back to the surface. In 2013 he came to JCU in Townsville to study marine biology and ecology as a postgraduate. He completed his postgraduate research on feeding selectivity in browsing herbivorous fishes in the Bellwood Lab in 2014 and started his PhD Candidature in early 2016. In his research, supervised by David Bellwood and Graeme Cumming, Bert is focusing on patterns of movement and space use in herbivorous reef fish – essentially trying to understand how fishes move around their home and how this influences reef resilience.

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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