Reef Ecologic


Postal address:
14 Cleveland Terrace
North Ward, Townsville
Queensland Australia 4810

Telephone: 0418726584
International: +61 418726584


0428 889 812

Reef Ecologic is a non-government organisation providing applied science services for triple bottom line outcomes.

International Coral Reef Management and Leadership Fellowships 2016

2016 Australian Award Fellowships in
Coral Reef Management and Leadership

Coral reefs provide ecosystem services that underpin the economic prosperity, public health and social wellbeing of nations throughout the tropics. Their effective management has never been more important, as reefs and the people who depend on them confront the global challenges of climate change and population growth. The International Coral Reef Management and Leadership Program, an Australia Awards Fellowship initiative, provides opportunities to build leadership and management capacity for addressing these challenges and helps improve the outlook for coral reef areas around the world.

Read a summary of the 2016 program here

Learning and sharing in the Great Barrier Reef

Building on the successes of the 2015 program, the International Coral Reef Management and Leadership Program will be hosted once more in the Great Barrier Reef in October 2016. Participants will share experiences with coral reef managers and leaders from the Great Barrier Reef, central Pacific and the Caribbean to learn about the latest issues and approaches in coral reef management and develop as more effective leaders. The program is being developed as paired sub-programs: one aimed at Leadership Development for Marine Resource Managers and one aimed at Excellence in Reef Management.

The Leadership Development Sub-program is planned for 9-22 October 2016.

The Excellence in Reef Management Sub-program is planned for 16-29 October2016.

Fellowships to attend the program have been awarded to 15 current and future coral reef leaders from the Pacific and Caribbean by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, through the Australia Awards Fellowship Program. 

Fellows will participate in an exciting and challenging program run by leading experts in coral reef management, tropical marine science and leadership development.  

For more information about the program, download the 2016 course brochure.

Additional information

To find out more about the program or Reef Ecologic, or to inquire about designing future courses to suit your requirements, please contact Dr Adam Smith or Assoc Prof Paul Marshall:

Or contact our partners in your region:

Pacific: Warren Lee Long

Caribbean: Emma Doyle

Indian Ocean: Ameer Abdulla


2015 Coral Reef Management Course: a summary

DFAT Australia Award Fellowships

Assessing the state of the art in MPA Training programs

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority