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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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Siham Afatta Taruc

Siham Afatta Taruc


PhD candidate


MPhil, The University of Queensland (2011)


University of Queensland



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Siham’s PhD research focus on the interdependence between human systems and marine ecosystems. He is investigating the resilience and sustainability of small-scale coastal livelihoods in in areas of marine conservation priority in Indonesia. His PhD work are applying systems thinking approach and community-based system dynamics modeling to understand social-ecological trap driving the persistent problem of the unsustainable fisheries in Selayar Islands, South Sulawesi. Siham is currently based in the Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab and are contributing to the Capturing Coral reef and Related Ecosystems (CCRES) Project at UQ.

In his previous Masters research, he assessed the impacts of different future scenarios of herbivorous fishing pressure affecting coral reef habitat decline and the social resilience of the associated communities in Karimunjawa Islands, Indonesia. His Masters project was part of a joint-research between UQ, Diponegoro University, and Karimunjawa National Park. Siham is a two-time awardee of the Australia Awards Scholarship, which has funded his postgraduate studies. He became interested in marine science after his father gave him a leaflet displaying an acute problem mangrove forest degradation in the Indonesian coastal areas. This has brought him to undertake his undergraduate study Diponegoro University in 2001.

Since then Siham has been involved both in academic and non-academic activities related to marine conservation in Indonesia through an number of research projects as well as public-private partnerships. In the future, Siham is keen to involve more in science/research activities that involve promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing and learning among stakeholders in Indonesia.

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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