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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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Tom Bridge

Tom Bridge


Senior Curator - Corals


James Cook University and Queensland Museum Network



+61 (0)7 4781 6189



Previous Positions

Research Fellow – ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies / Australian Institute of Marine Science (2013 – 2016)
Research Fellow – ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies -(2012 -2013)

Biography

Tom is originally from Sydney, Australia, and completed an honours degree in Marine Science at the University of Sydney in 2005. After a working in the tourism industry on the Great Barrier Reef, he moved to Townsville in 2007 to begin his PhD in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, JCU. His PhD research focussed on the benthic ecology of mesophotic coral ecosystems on the Great Barrier Reef. Tom has a broad interest in the biodiversity and biogeography of corals reefs, and his current research is focussed on understanding coral reef biodiversity in deeper waters beyond SCUBA diving depth, the relationship between deep and shallow reef habitats and utilising new technologies to better understand marine ecosystems. Tom is currently Senior Curator of Corals at the Queensland Museum Network, co-appointed with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at JCU.

Research Interests

Coral reef ecology, biogeography and conservation; mesophotic coral reefs ecosystems, depth-diversity patterns in coral reefs, remote imaging of marine environments, 3D mapping

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Ed Roberts  – PhD candidate

Chancey Macdonland – PhD candidate

Danielle Asson-Batzel – PhD candidate

 

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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