Welcome to the website for the Coral Reef Ecosystems (CRE) Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia. Under the guidance of Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Associate Professor Sophie Dove, the lab is conducting research into a variety of topics related to coral reef ecosystems. The lab is part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and receives considerable support from this important centre within Australian science. The lab currently hosts 25 people which includes 6 Post-Docs, 12 PhD students and 7 Professional staff which include a Lab Manager, 2 research assistants, project officer, a software engineer, a electronic and data management technician and casual research assistants. This website gives access to their personal profiles and peer-reviewed publications.

ICRS 2016 – Hawaii

The CRE Lab will be well represented at ICRS this year. We would be delighted to share our research with everyone who is able to join us in Hawaii this month. Please see below the list of our presentations, their times and locations. A pdf version can be downloaded HERE.  We look forward to seeing everyone at ICRS!

Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab ICRS Schedule


This 360 degree video shows the work our lab group does at Heron Island. It shows our staff working on the aquarium deck and the deployment of our in-situ respirometry chambers. Best viewed with Windows Explorer or Chrome or using the YouTube app on your smart phone/iPad.

GCI researchers had the opportunity to interview Sir David Attenborough for a new short film on the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. The One-Two Punch of Climate Change has been entered in GetUp’s #ReefReels short film competition. Our film has made it into the top five finalists and will be screened at TropFest!