Diversity, Systematics and Connectivity of Vulnerable Reef Ecosystems
Microbial Processes on Reefs
Coral Microbial Ecology Laboratory
The coral microbial ecology group has an active research program identifying and characterizing the microbial associates of both tropical and cold-water (deep-sea) corals and their surrounding habitat. Current projects focus on coral disease dynamics, bacterial diversity, and using metagenomics to elucidate the functional roles of coral microbes.