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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 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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Vanessa Adams

Vanessa Adams


Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Lecturer, Macquarie University



+61 2 9850 9258


Vanessa is a lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. A key theme in Vanessa’ research is applying economic concepts and social consultation to make on-ground conservation action more effective and equitable between groups of stakeholders. She is also an adjunct staff member with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. Vanessa was raised in New Mexico (USA) but currently calls Australia home. She has worked in a variety roles ranging from actuarial analyst for global consulting firm Mercer HR to research scientist at universities. She spent a year as a Fulbright scholar conducting research at University of Queensland and completed her PhD at James Cook University in 2011.

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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