Terry Hughes is a world-renowned coral reef expert, whose research examines the ecology of coral reefs, the effects of climate change, and the linkages between the ecology of reefs and their importance for societies and economies. He is the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and provides scientific advice to the Queensland and Commonwealth governments. In 2016 the journal Nature named him as one of the “10 people who mattered this year”, dubbing him the "Reef Sentinel". Terry is a Bragg Fellow of the Royal Institution of Australia.
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