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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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Wolfe, K and Mumby, PJ (2020). RUbble biodiversity samplers: 3D-printed coral models to standardize biodiversity censuses. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11(11): 1395-1400.
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Wolfe, K, Desbiens, A, Stella, J and Mumby, PJ (2020). Length–weight relationships to quantify biomass for motile coral reef cryptofauna. Coral Reefs 39: 1649-1660.
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Wolfe, K, Deaker, DJ, Graba-Landry, A, Champion, C, Dove, S, Lee, R and Byrne, M (2020). Current and future trophic interactions in tropical shallow-reef lagoon habitats. Coral Reefs 40: 83-96. Link to full text or pdf

Winter, G, Castelle, B, Lowe, RJ, Hansen, JE and McCall, R (2020). When is flow re-entrainment important for the flushing time in coastal reef systems? Continental Shelf Research 206(-): 104194.
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Wilmes, JC, Hoey, AS and Pratchett, MS (2020). Contrasting size and fate of juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish linked to ontogenetic diet shifts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287(1931): 1-8.
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Westcott, DA, Fletcher, CS, Kroon, FJ, Babcock, RC, Plaganyi, EE, Pratchett, MS and Bonin, MC (2020). Relative efficacy of three approaches to mitigate crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Scientific Reports 10(1): 12594.
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Wepfer, PH, Nakajima, Y, Sutthacheep, M, Radice, VZ, Richards, Z, Ang, P, Terraneo, T, Sudek, M, Fujimura, A, Toonen, RJ, Mikheyev, AS, Economo, EP and Mitarai, S (2020). Evolutionary biogeography of the reef-building coral genus Galaxea across the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 151: 106905.
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Wenger, AS, Harris, D, Weber, S, Vaghi, F, Nand, Y, Naisilisili, W, Hughes, A, Delevaux, J, Klein, CJ, Watson, J, Mumby, PJ and Jupiter, SD (2020). Best-practice forestry management delivers diminishing returns for coral reefs with increased land-clearing. Journal of Applied Ecology 57(12): 2381-2392.
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Wee, HB, Berumen, ML, Ravasi, T and Reimer, JD (2020). Symbiodiniaceae diversity of Palythoa tuberculosa in the central and southern Red Sea influenced by environmental factors. Coral Reefs 39: 1619-1633.
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Wada, N, Yuasa, H, Kajitani, R, Gotoh, Y, Ogura, Y, Yoshimura, D, Toyoda, A, Tang, SL, Higashimura, Y, Sweatman, H, Forsman, Z, Bronstein, O, Eyal, G, Thongtham, N, Itoh, T, Hayashi, T and Yasuda, N (2020). A ubiquitous subcuticular bacterial symbiont of a coral predator, the crown-of-thorns starfish, in the Indo-Pacific. Microbiome 8(1): 123.
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Wakwella, A, Mumby, P and Roff, G (2020). Sedimentation and overfishing drive changes in early succession and coral recruitment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287(1941): 20202575.
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Velasquez Jimenez, L, Fakan, EP and McCormick, MI (2020). Vessel noise affects routine swimming and escape response of a coral reef fish. PLoS One 15(7): e0235742.
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Vega Thurber, R, Mydlarz, LD, Brandt, M, Harvell, D, Weil, E, Raymundo, L, Willis, BL, Langevin, S, Tracy, AM, Littman, R, Kemp, KM, Dawkins, P, Prager, KC, Garren, M and Lamb, J (2020). Deciphering coral disease dynamics: integrating host, microbiome, and the changing environment. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8(-): 402.
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Van Houtan, KS, Gagné, TO, Reygondeau, G, Tanaka, KR, Palumbi, SR and Jorgensen, SJ (2020). Coastal sharks supply the global shark fin trade: sourcing shark fins. Biological Letters 16(10): 1-4. Link to full text or pdf

Uthicke, S, Pratchett, MS, Messmer, V and Harrison, H (2020). Limited genetic signal from potential cloning and selfing within wild populations of coral-eating crown-of-thorns seastars (Acanthaster cf. solaris). Coral Reefs 40: 131-138.
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Tsatsaros, JH, Bohnet, IC, Brodie, JE and Valentine, P (2020). Improving water quality in the Wet Tropics, Australia: a conceptual framework and case study. Water 12(11): 1-36.
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Tsang, HH, Welch, MJ, Munday, PL, Ravasi, T and Schunter, C (2020). Proteomic responses to ocean acidification in the brain of juvenile coral reef fish. Frontiers in Marine Science 7(-): 605.
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Torres-Pulliza, D, Dornelas, MA, Pizarro, O, Bewley, M, Blowes, SA, Boutros, N, Brambilla, V, Chase, TJ, Frank, G, Friedman, A, Hoogenboom, MO, Williams, S, Zawada, KJA and Madin, JS (2020). A geometric basis for surface habitat complexity and biodiversity. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4(11): 1495-1501.
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Thiault, L, Curnock, MI, Gurney, GG, Heron, SF, Marshall, NA, Bohensky, E, Nakamura, N, Pert, PL and Claudet, J (2020). Convergence of stakeholders’ environmental threat perceptions following mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef. Conservation Biology Early View: 1-12.
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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