Terry

Hughes

PECS-SC member

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Profile

Professor Terry Hughes is Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, which is headquartered at James Cook University, Australia. His research focuses on the linkages between the ecology of reefs and their importance for societies and economies. He has worked extensively in Australia, the western and central Pacific, and in the Caribbean. An important aspect of his research is understanding the dynamics and resilience of coral reefs, and translating this knowledge into innovative and practical solutions for improved reef management. Especially for developing countries, sustaining coastal ecosystems is an economic and social imperative.


Professor Hughes is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics, Stockholm. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and was recognized in 2008 by the International Coral Reef Society, with the award of the society’s Darwin Medal. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies works in 38 countries to promote understanding and improved management of coral reefs. It currently supports 155 research students from 34 countries, making it the largest provider of graduate training in coral reef science in the world.


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2013-01-24 Albert Norström

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

WHAT IS PECS

The Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a new initiative jointly sponsored by ICSU and UNESCO. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.