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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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Sybille Hess

Sybille Hess


PhD candidate


James Cook University, Townsville




Sybille’s PhD research investigates the effects of declining water quality, in particular increasing levels of suspended sediments, on the physiology and behaviour of coral reef fishes. She is especially interested in how suspended sediments may change gill morphology and the consequences this may have for oxgyen uptake, metabolic performance and predator escape performance in juveniles. Sybille is originally from Switzerland, where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolution before relocating to Townsville. After completing a Master’s degree by coursework in coral reef studies at JCU, she started her PhD under the supervision of Dr Jodie Rummer, Dr Andrew Hoey and Dr Amelia Wenger.

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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