Coral Reef Research at Bristol (CRAB)

Our research group reflects the interdisciplinary nature of coral reef science. We strive to understand these beautiful, complex and highly important ecosystems, combining perspectives from biology, chemistry, geology and geography.

Members of the group span the Faculty of Science, coming from the Schools of Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences and Geographical Sciences.

Cycling the Coral Triangle

Coral Triangle RegionDr Elena Couce is preparing to undertake a 14-month cycling tour of the world's greatest coral biodiversity hotspot. The expedition will start on 20 January 2014, follow her progress here!

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Our research ranges from the use of corals as records of past climates, to field studies of fish behaviour, to computer modelling the future of coral reefs.

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