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

The Fate of Coral - A Series with Dr. Ruth Gates
The University of Hawaii Foundation 

Dr. Ruth Gates, Director of the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, takes us on a journey exploring one of the most complex organisms in the world - coral. We'll dive into everything from what motivates a marine biologist like Dr. Gates to what can be done, if anything, to save coral.​

Chasing Coral

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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/.