Finding solutions for coral reefs in a changing world
 
 
 
 
 
Our group works on coral reefs, tropical marine ecosystems that protect coastlines, support tourism, and provide nutrition to many island nations.
 
Our focus is on defining biological traits that drive the differences in performance among corals and reefs.
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Our goal is to contribute knowledge that expands our basic understanding of how coral reefs function, and informs the management and conservation of these beautiful, important, but threatened ecosystems.
 

Super Corals—For the Future
American Museum of Natural History Science Bulletins

Building a Better Coral Reef

New York Times, Damien Cave & Justin Gillis, September 20, 2017 - As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to
multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions. Photo: David Smith
Chasing Coral 

Exposure Labs 2017 - The award-winning film Chasing Coral featuring Ruth Gates was released on Netflix in July! We couldn't be more excited and look forward to your feedback. Learn more on NPR:  https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/chasing-coral-movie and at the Chasing Coral website:  https://www.chasingcoral.com/ .  


United States of Climate Change: Hawaii Assisted Evolution 

The Weather Channel: Written by Mathew Eagle, Honolulu Civil Beat 2017 - They’ve been around for 200 million years. Hundreds of millions of people depend on them for food. Tourist economies rely on them. And now scientists are racing to save corals from an ocean that’s getting hotter. Photo: Alana Eagle
Ocean: Saving Corals​​
The Economist February 22 2017 - With the world's corals at risk of extinction, scientists are using cutting-edge technology to try to save these planetary treasures.  
Watch the video here!