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Tries Razak

PhD Student

Marine Spatial Ecology Lab
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072
Ph: +61 7 3365 1671


The main theme of my PhD is “The effects of climate change on the growth rates of modern corals” where I will be assessing the relationship between growth rates of a range of modern corals (<50yrs old) and key environmental variables (water temperature, ocean acidification and sedimentation).


2008‐2010 Project Leader, Study on Reef Rehabilitation Projects in Indonesia, WWF US and the Packard Foundation
2008‐2010 Project Advisor, Post‐Tsunami Reef Rehabilitation in Western Province the Solomon Islands, WWF Solomon Islands
2005‐2006 Project Leader, Reef Rehabilitation with Ecoreefs in Indonesia – EcoReefs Inc., SAGE & the Packard Foundation
2004‐2005 Science Program Officer, the Indonesian Coral Reef Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
2002‐2003 Marine and Coastal Regions Program Officer, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom
2002 Researcher Assistant, Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
1999‐2000 Education and Training Program Officer, the Indonesian Coral Reef Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
1999 Founder of the Indonesian Coral Reef Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia


2000‐2002  MSc Biodiversity and Systematic, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
2001 Coral tissue slide reading course, George Washington University, USA
1994‐1998  BSc (Hons) Marine Sciences, Bogor Agriculture University, Indonesia


Tries Razak, Peter J Mumby, Ai D Nguyen, Jian-Xin Zhao, Janice M Lough, Neal E Cantin, George Roff (2017) Use of skeletal Sr/Ca ratios to determine growth patterns in a branching coral Isopora palifera. Marine Biology 164(4) 96

Alice Rogers, Alastair R Harborne, Christopher J Brown, Yves‐Marie Bozec, Carolina Castro, Iliana Chollett, Karlo Hock, Cheryl A Knowland, Alyssa Marshell, Juan C Ortiz, Tries Razak, George Roff, Jimena Samper‐Villarreal, Megan I Saunders, Nicholas H Wolff, Peter J Mumby (2015) Anticipative management for coral reef ecosystem services in the 21st century. Global Change Biology 21(2) 504-514

Tries Razak and Bert Hoeksema. 2003. The hydrocoral genus Millepora (Hydrozoa: Capitata: Milleporidae) in Indonesia. Zool. Verh. Leiden 345, 31.x.2003: 313‐336, figs 1‐42.

Colette Wabnitz, Michelle Taylor, Edmund Green and Tries Razak. 2003. From Ocean to Aquarium: The Global Trade in Marine Ornamental Species. UNEP‐WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 17. Cambridge, U.K. 64pp

Conference abstracts:

Tries Razak. “The Population Of Hard Coral Colonies Growing On Ecoreefs® Artificial Modules On Manado Tua Island, Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.” (11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Florida.July 2008)

Tries Razak. “Hard coral community on the Ecoreefs rehabilitation site, Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.” (3rd Coastal Zone Asia Pacific Conference, Batam, Indonesia. August 2006)

Tries Razak and Bert Hoeksema. “A Recent Revision and a Key Identification to Millepora Species in Indonesian Water.” (10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, Japan. June-July 2004)

Fellowships & Awards:

2014 University of Queensland’s Graduate School International Travel Award ($4823)
2014 The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Science for Management Awards  ($1000)
2013 University of Queensland Indonesia Partnership Award ($5000)
2013 The Martin Fellowship, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, the Netherlands ($4700)
2013 Travel award – 87th Australian Coral Reef Society Conference, Sydney, Australia ($300)
2012‐2015 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) – PhD at School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland
2008 Travel award – 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, USA ($2000)
2004 Travel award – 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, Japan ($1500)
2002‐2003 British Chevening Award in Biodiversity – internship at the UNEP‐World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge UK
2001 Travel award – 21st International Symposium of Sea Turtle, Philadelphia, USA
2000‐2002 StuNed (Studeren in Nederland) Scholarship – MSc Biodiversity and Systematic, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
2000 Rio Tinto & Earthwatch Fellowship Program – the Green Turtles of Malaysia in Kuala Terengganu and Redang Island