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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.

Coral Bleaching

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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Verena Schoepf

Verena Schoepf


Research Program 2 Leader


School of Earth Sciences and UWA Oceans Institute
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Perth WA 6009
Australia


BSc, Msc, University of Innsbruck, Austria • PhD, The Ohio State University, USA


University of Western Australia



+61 (0)8 6488 4596



Verena is originally from Austria where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Zoology from the University of Innsbruck. She then started a PhD in Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University where she studied the impacts of combined climate change stressors on coral physiology and biogeochemistry. In 2013, Verena joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Western Australia. Her current research focuses on the heat tolerance of corals from the naturally extreme Kimberley region as well as coral calcification mechanisms under various climate change stressors.

Key research

Coral Reefs and Climate Change

Coral Bleaching and Heat Tolerance

Ocean Acidification

Coral Calcification

Corals as Recorders of Environmental Change

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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